Big Brother Titans Yaya Mwanda Bio, Boyfriend, Age, Instagram, Net Worth, Nationality, Wikipedia

Big Brother Titans Yaya Mwanda Biography: Boyfriend, Age, Instagram, Net Worth, Nationality, Wikipedia

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Yamkela Mwanda (born January 17, 1992) is a South African model, actress, and makeup artist. She is popularly known as Yaya Mwanda

She has graced the silver screen alongside her modelling pursuits in notable productions such as The Queen Mzansi and Scandal. She is a remarkable South African plus-size model and is a force to be reckoned with. She is celebrated as a pioneer of the Body Positivity movement, unapologetically challenging societal beauty standards.

Adding to her repertoire of accomplishments, this Eastern Cape-born entrepreneur Yaya Mwanda is no stranger to the reality TV realm. She captured the hearts of audiences as a Big Brother Titans Show Reality TV Star, showcasing her charisma and tenacity.

Yaya Mwanda‘s illustrious career is tangible proof of her dedication and hard work. She has shattered conventional fashion industry norms, paving the way for underrepresented individuals to pursue their dreams. Her unwavering spirit and dynamic presence continue to inspire individuals around the globe.

Yaya Mwanda
Yaya Mwanda: History ‧ Bio ‧ Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Yamkela Mwanda
Stage Name: Yaya Mwanda
Born: 17 January 1992 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 1.52 m
Parents: Mwanda family
Siblings: N/A
Husband • Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Yemi Cregx (rum.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $100,000-$300,000

Early Life

Yaya Mwanda was born into the Mwanda family in South Africa on the 17th of January, 1992. She was birthed and raised in Eastern Cape Province. Her parents are South Africans, and she hails from the Xhosa ethnic group. Her official name is Yamkela Mwanda.

As a young girl, Yaya Mwanda‘s parents and grandmother instilled in her excellent moral values and taught her the traditions and customs of the Xhosa tribe. From a young age, she aspired to be an entertainer. Inspired by leading South African film industry actors at the time, she dreamt of becoming an actress.

In her first year in high school, Yaya Mwanda became interested in the beauty industry and wanted to influence the looks of women around her. Driven by this new-found artist, she became a self-taught makeup artist. She began offering her services to her nuclear and extended family members, close friends, schoolmates, and neighbours. Within months, Yaya Mwanda became one of the sought-after makeup artists in her community. 


Yaya Mwanda was educated at leading public schools in Eastern Cape for her elementary, middle, and high school education.

She graduated high school in 2009, scoring good grades in her O’Levels. 


After graduating high school, Yaya Mwanda worked as a sales representative for some businesses in her community. After that, she pursued her long-time passion of becoming a model. She began modelling in 2014 at the age of twenty-two. 

In her early days of modelling, she often attended casting calls by creative directors, where she auditioned for modelling gigs. However, she has grown in her career over the years. Yaya Mwanda is currently signed with My Friend Ned agency, one of the leading modelling agencies in Africa. She has built her brand as one of the foremost plus-size models in South Africa.

Yaya Mwanda has worked with many leading publications such as Drum Magazine, Essentials Magazine, Essays Of Africa, True Love, and Bona Magazine. She was featured in Lose It mag in 2021. These publications have a wide readership and have helped boost her popularity in the modelling industry. She has been opportune to work with several fashion brands, creative directors, art directors, and cinematographers. Notable fashion brands she has modelled for include Goldstrap Lingerie, Desire Weavegoddess, Topnotch Spa Four Ways, Asozar Boutique, Thabootys, Rich Factory, Opuer, e.t.c.

Yaya Mwanda has worked on a TVC for Samsung Mobile South Africa. She has worked with creatives such as Hijab Black Girl, Emmy Photography, Siba Hlumelo, Lakhe 91 Photography, and Jashughatt.

She is a rising figure in the South African film industry. She has played supporting and minor roles in Television dramas, feature films, short films, and web series. As an actress, Yaya Mwanda is most famous for appearing in The Queen Mzansi and Scandal films. She has a good working relationship with the production house, ETV. In 2021, she was cast in the fitness show Squad Goals. The show, which was executive produced by SABC, began airing in January 2022.

To further boost her popularity in the African entertainment industry, Yaya Mwanda auditioned for a place in the Big Brother Titans show in 2022. She scaled the different audition stages to emerge as one of the housemates on the show. Yaya Mwanda unveiled millions of Big Brother Titans fans on the 15th of January, 2023.

Social Media

Yaya Mwanda has been a thriving social media personality for years. After she became a Big Brother Titans housemate, Her fame skyrocketed on social media.

She currently has over 101k followers on Instagram. 

  • Instagram handle: @yayamwanda

Personal Life

Yaya Mwanda is a gorgeous plus-size woman. The 32-year-old Reality TV Star is light-skinned, has a sexy body shape, and is 5 feet tall. She speaks English and Xhosa languages fluently. She is very proud of her Xhosa heritage and spends her free time with her family, who also reside in Eastern Cape.

Yaya Mwanda resides in an East London, Eastern Cape Province middle-class neighbourhood. She is the owner of a well-furnished apartment and an exotic car. She is also known by the nicknames Xhosa Barbie and Certified Barbie. She is a friend of South Africa’s leading actor, Thando Thabethe

Despite speculations that she is dating someone in the entertainment industry, Yaya Mwanda is single. However, she is open to a serious romantic relationship if the right man comes along. She has been linked to Yemi Cregx, a fellow housemate.

Net Worth

Yaya Mwanda is an ambitious young woman with a successful career in multiple industries. From working as a model, entrepreneur, actress, reality TV personality, and make-up artist, Yaya Mwanda has amassed a net worth of $100,000 to $300,000 (USD).

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