Linda Sibiya Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Pictures, Height, Instagram, Children, Nationality

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Linda Sibiya, also known as Mr Magic, is a retired South African radio and television personality, motivational speaker, and actor.

He is best known for hosting the popular breakfast show on Ukhozi FM, the largest radio station in Africa, for over a decade.

He is also the founder of Magic Broadcasting Academy, a radio school that trains aspiring broadcasters.

He made his acting debut in the award-winning film Uhlanga The Mark, where he played a banana seller who gets a job at a sugar cane factory.


  • Full name: Linda Sibiya
  • Nickname: Mr Magic
  • Date of birth: July 17, 1974
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Radio and television personality, motivational speaker, actor
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Sjabulile Sibiya
  • Children: Nkanyezi Sibiya, Nokwanda Sibiya, Nokubonga Sibiya, Nokuthula Sibiya
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: R10 million

Early Life and Education

Linda Sibiya, now 50, was born on July 17, 1974, in Eshowe, a small town in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

He grew up in a poor family and faced many challenges in his childhood. He attended Eshowe High School, where he was a good student and a talented soccer player.

At a young age, he developed a love for radio and music and dreamed of becoming a radio DJ. He listened to Ukhozi FM, the Zulu-language radio station, and imitated the presenters’ voices. He also participated in drama and choir competitions at school.

Personal Life

Linda Sibiya is married to Sjabulile Sibiya, whom he met at Ukhozi FM. They have four children: Nkanyezi, Nokwanda, Nokubonga, and Nokuthula.

He is a devout Christian and a member of the Rhema Family Church. He is also a philanthropist and a community leader who supports various causes and initiatives.

He is passionate about empowering young people and inspiring them to achieve their goals.


Linda Sibiya started his career as a radio DJ and producer at Ukhozi FM in 1998. He hosted the breakfast show Vuka Mzansi, which became the most listened-to radio show in Africa, with over 7 million listeners.

He also hosted other shows like Ezanamuhla, Ezodumo, and Ezemidlalo.

He was known for his charismatic, witty, and humorous presentation style, catchy phrases, and jingles. On his show, he interviewed many celebrities, politicians, and influential figures.

He also created and produced radio dramas, such as Uhambo Lwethu and Uthando Lwethu.

He was fired by Ukhozi FM in 2014 after being accused of defrauding clothing company Edcon of R1,8 million, but the court later found him not guilty.

He joined Vuma FM after he was fired, but he said his heart was always with Ukhozi FM. He retired from radio in 2019 and focused on his other ventures.

He is the founder and director of Magic Broadcasting Academy, a radio school that trains aspiring broadcasters.

He also runs Magic Communications, a media company that offers services such as voice-overs, MCing, and motivational speaking.


Linda Sibiya has won several awards and accolades for his work in radio and media. Some of them are:

  • Best Breakfast Show Presenter at the MTN Radio Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
  • Best Radio Personality at the South African Traditional Music Awards in 2010.
  • Best Radio Presenter at the KwaZulu Natal Entertainment Awards in 2011
  • Best Radio Producer at the MTN Radio Awards in 2012.
  • Best Actor at the Durban International Film Festival in 2012 for his role in Uhlanga The Mark.

Net Worth

According to various sources, Linda Sibiya’s net worth is estimated to be around R10 million.

He earns income from his radio and television career, media company, radio school, and motivational speaking engagements.


Linda Sibiya was involved in a major controversy in 2014 when Ukhozi FM fired him after being accused of defrauding clothing company Edcon of R1,8 million.

He allegedly used his influence as a radio presenter to persuade Edcon to sponsor a competition on his show, but he did not deliver the prizes to the winners.

He was arrested and charged with fraud, but the court later found him not guilty. He claimed that he was innocent and that his enemies at Ukhozi FM conspired against him.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @lindasibiya
  • Twitter: @lindasibiya

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