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About

Anele Mdoda is a household name in the South African media industry, being both a radio and television personality. She started her career as a radio presenter and DJ in 2004 and is best known for her partnership with fellow radio presenter Grant Nash. She formerly hosted the popular talk show on SABC 3, The Real Talk show. Anele has also appeared on The Voice SA, Strictly Come Dancing, SA's Got Talent amongst other shows.

Personal Life

Anele Mdoda was born on 19 May 1984 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Anele Mdoda has four siblings. Thembisa Mdoda is her older sister. She was born on 16 November 1982 and is 40 years old. Thembisa is an actress, singer, writer, presenter, and radio DJ. Anele's other siblings are Unathi, Zamalisa and her younger brother.

Anele Mdoda's mother Yolisa Mdoda died more than a decade ago due to pancreatic cancer. Together with her sister Thembisa, they've always commemorated her death publicly and encouraged people to cherish their mothers.

As for her dad, Anele went all out on him during his 65th birthday which also happened to be the same day her son Alakhe celebrates his. He gifted him a painting of himself and his grandchild.

Anele Mdoda comes from the Hlathi clan. 

Anele Mdoda's Schooling

Anele Mdoda’s educational journey started at Brooklyn Primary School before she joined Sutherland High School. At the university level, Anele registered for a law degree at Wits University but did not finish the course. 

She then moved to the University of Pretoria where she studied politics and international relations. Anele worked at the campus radio station where she met Nash Grant and in her third year landed a job at Highveld 94.7 FM and she's never looked back.

Anele Mdoda's Career

Radio

Anele Mdoda knew she wanted to be a broadcaster. She left law school and opted to study politics & international relations at the University of Pretoria, where she found her way into the campus radio station Tuks FM. Whilst there, Anele met Grant Nash with whom she formed one of the best duos on regional radio. Shortly after, Highveld 947 came calling and both made the switch.

Anele then left for 5FM where she did the midday show, Grant & Anele from 12-3 pm. After four years at 5FM (2008 to 2012), Anele returned to Highveld 947 where she now hosts the Breakfast Club every day Monday to Friday between 6 am to 9 am alongside Thembekile, Frankie, Alex and Cindy.

Television

Anele Mdoda has also cut her teeth on television. She’s presented big shows like Mzansi Magic’s Clash of The Choirs, Strictly Come Dancing and SA’s Got Talent. Anele is also renowned for her talk show Real Talk with Anele which airs on SABC 3. The show focuses on social issues with interviews from some of the biggest personalities in the country like Khanyi Mbau, Julius Malema, Dineo Ranaka and Somizi.  

After a two year stint, Anele Mdoda left the Real Talk Show. During her time, the show was awarded the Best Television Show at the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA).

In 2019, Anele Mdoda was unveiled as the host of ‘The Voice of South Africa’ season 3.

Anele also landed another big gig when she was named amongst the hosts of Africa's first lifestyle channel Honey which airs on DSTV.  

Anele Mdoda's Relationship

Who is Anele Mdoda dating?

Anele Mdoda keeps her love affairs secretive. During her interview on Podcast and Chill, she revealed that she broke up with Thabo Mkangisa but did not state whether she was dating. 

Anele Mdoda also revealed that she isn’t married and isn't keen on walking down the aisle. The one thing she disclosed was the name of her baby daddy, Thandile, whom he broke up with shortly after she gave birth. 

Anele Mdoda has one kid, Alakhe-ilizwe Mdoda who was born in August 2015 and will turn seven in 2022. 

Previously, Anele Mdoda was linked to SA idols judge Randall Abrahams but nothing really came out of these speculations.

Anele Mdoda's Lifestyle

Wimbledon-themed party

Anele Mdoda turned 37 in style. She had a Wimbledon themed party in Sandhurst in which her industry colleagues amongst other guests dressed up like they were going for an actual Wimbledon tournament. Some of the guests were Sizwe Dhlomo, Maps Maponyane, Tumi Morake amongst others.

Anele Mdoda on losing weight

In 2021, Anele Mdoda revealed her new body to the world after at least two years of working out. As usual, lots of her fans asked for weight loss tips and she was candid about it. There are no shortcuts to it, she said. Some of her training routines involve boxing, running and disciplined eating "I only eat when I am hungry, not when am bored." she said. 

The gap

Most people pull all stops to fix what they deem to be an error in their being but Anele Mdoda embraces the gap between her teeth. She has her critics but that doesn't move her.

Anele even rallied women on social media to post pictures showing their gap. She has on numerous occasions flaunted her's on social media with witty captions like 

"It's not a gap. My teeth are just in a mature relationship and know they need to give each other space."

Anele Mdoda's accident

Anele stepped out on social media with a moon boot after she suffered a minor accident at the OR Tambo International Airport. She was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up when a car hit her. Anele explained she couldn’t move at all and the driver of the car blamed her for the accident. She revealed that Cassper Nyovest’s sneakers prevented her from serious injuries. 

Anele Mdoda's Controversy

Phat Joe and Anele Mdoda

Anele Mdoda showed her edgy side when Phat Joe criticised her for being included in the Miss SA beauty pageant judging panel. Phat Joe suggested that Anele did not deserve to be on the panel and was only included to cater for the ‘affirmative action' quota.

Anele led from the front as her fans rallied behind her. She took a swipe at Phat Joe for not being able to keep a job. Anele also reminded him that she’s judged the Miss SA beauty pageant four times before.

Phat Joe later apologised for his words and claimed he was joking.

Anele Mdoda calls Kelly ugly

The internet never forgets. Anele Mdoda will always be reminded of the comments she made in 2019 about Kelly Rowland. After Sizwe Dlomo declared that Kelly Rowland was the prettiest in the Destiny Child group, Anele Mdoda washed his statement out and said that “Kelly is only prettier with makeup’ otherwise, she doesn’t fit the bill. 

Two years later, Kelly Rowland responded to Anele Mdoda through a photo on Twitter in which she wore a similarly designed swimsuit when she was on vacation. Due to this, Anele Mdoda got dragged on Twitter and seems to always trend every time Kelly is in the news.

During her interview on Podcast and Chill, Anele Mdoda again defended her comments and stated that Beyonce was prettier than Kelly Rowland and she should be allowed to have her opinions about people.

Trevor Noah and Anele Mdoda

Sometimes when you are in the limelight, anything you do will always be criticised. This was the case when Anele Mdoda vacationed with South African born American comedian Trevor Noah. In a video posted on Twitter, she cheered Trevor Noah’s dance moves which Mzansi thought were average at best. Some people opined that she tried hard to impress him as she wanted to get international connections.

Anele Mdoda's Car

The culmination of Anele Mdoda’s hard work came in form of a new luxurious car. She got herself a brand new Range Rover and shared the news with her social media followers. 

Anele Mdoda's House

In a paid partnership with Standard Bank SA, Anele Mdoda suggested she made a move into a new house. The location is not specified nor is the type of house.

Anele Mdoda's Net Worth

Anele Mdoda is one of the biggest media personalities in South Africa. She works hard and that reflects on her net worth. Anele Mdoda is estimated to have a net worth of around $10 million.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Breakfast Show Host in SA Radio Awards

The Best of JoBurg Readers’ Choice Awards

The Best Local Radio Personality

Best Daytime Radio Show in South Africa

Most Stylish Personality in South Africa

Rising Star of the year Media Magazine 

Best Radio Personality in South Africa Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 

Social Media

Anele Mdoda’s Instagram: @Zintathu 

Anele Mdoda’s Twitter: @Anele  

Anele Mdoda’s Facebook: Anele Mdoda

Q&A

How old is Anele Mdoda?

Born on 16 May 1989, Anele Mdoda’s age is 33

Who is Anele Mdoda dating?

Anele Mdoda is not in a relationship. She previously dated Thabo Mkangisa and has kept mum on whom she's currently seeing.

Who is older between Anele and Thembisa Mdoda?

Thembisa Mdoda is older than Anele. She was born on 16 November 1982 which makes her 40 whilst Anele was born on 16 May 1989 which makes her 33.

How did Anele Mdoda lose weight?

In 2021, Anele Mdoda revealed her new body to the world after at least two years of working out. As usual, lots of her fans asked for weight loss tips and she was candid about it. There are no shortcuts to it, she said. Some of her training routines involve boxing, running and disciplined eating.

Who is Anele Mdoda's baby daddy?

Anele Mdoda’s baby daddy is Thandile. He is not a celebrity like Anele is and she admitted that the public doesn’t have to know the nitty-gritty of her life.

How many siblings does Anele Mdoda have?

Anele Mdoda has four siblings. Thembisa Mdoda, Unathi Mdoda, Zamalisa Mdoda and a younger brother.

How old is Thembisa Mdoda and Anele Mdoda?

Thembsia Mdoda’a age is 40 while Anele is 33

What did Anele Mdoda say about Kelly Rowland?

Anele Mdoda weighed in on Sizwe Dhlomo’s thoughts on the prettiest member of Destiny’s Child. She said that Kelly Rowland is only pretty with makeup and can never match Beyonce's beauty.

Where was Anele born?

Anele Mdoda's hometown is Mthatha Eastern Cape in South Africa.

How much does Anele earn?

Anele Mdoda’s monthly salary is yet to be disclosed but her net worth is estimated at around $10 million.

Occupation:
Author, Television host, Radio host, DJ, emcee
Birthday:
19 May 1984
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Taurus
Birth place:
Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Image of Anele Mdoda Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Car, House, Net Worth
Occupation:
Author, Television host, Radio host, DJ, emcee
Birthday:
19 May 1984
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Taurus
Birth place:
Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

About

Anele Mdoda is a household name in the South African media industry, being both a radio and television personality. She started her career as a radio presenter and DJ in 2004 and is best known for her partnership with fellow radio presenter Grant Nash. She formerly hosted the popular talk show on SABC 3, The Real Talk show. Anele has also appeared on The Voice SA, Strictly Come Dancing, SA's Got Talent amongst other shows.

Personal Life

Anele Mdoda was born on 19 May 1984 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Anele Mdoda has four siblings. Thembisa Mdoda is her older sister. She was born on 16 November 1982 and is 40 years old. Thembisa is an actress, singer, writer, presenter, and radio DJ. Anele's other siblings are Unathi, Zamalisa and her younger brother.

Anele Mdoda's mother Yolisa Mdoda died more than a decade ago due to pancreatic cancer. Together with her sister Thembisa, they've always commemorated her death publicly and encouraged people to cherish their mothers.

As for her dad, Anele went all out on him during his 65th birthday which also happened to be the same day her son Alakhe celebrates his. He gifted him a painting of himself and his grandchild.

Anele Mdoda comes from the Hlathi clan. 

Anele Mdoda's Schooling

Anele Mdoda’s educational journey started at Brooklyn Primary School before she joined Sutherland High School. At the university level, Anele registered for a law degree at Wits University but did not finish the course. 

She then moved to the University of Pretoria where she studied politics and international relations. Anele worked at the campus radio station where she met Nash Grant and in her third year landed a job at Highveld 94.7 FM and she's never looked back.

Anele Mdoda's Career

Radio

Anele Mdoda knew she wanted to be a broadcaster. She left law school and opted to study politics & international relations at the University of Pretoria, where she found her way into the campus radio station Tuks FM. Whilst there, Anele met Grant Nash with whom she formed one of the best duos on regional radio. Shortly after, Highveld 947 came calling and both made the switch.

Anele then left for 5FM where she did the midday show, Grant & Anele from 12-3 pm. After four years at 5FM (2008 to 2012), Anele returned to Highveld 947 where she now hosts the Breakfast Club every day Monday to Friday between 6 am to 9 am alongside Thembekile, Frankie, Alex and Cindy.

Television

Anele Mdoda has also cut her teeth on television. She’s presented big shows like Mzansi Magic’s Clash of The Choirs, Strictly Come Dancing and SA’s Got Talent. Anele is also renowned for her talk show Real Talk with Anele which airs on SABC 3. The show focuses on social issues with interviews from some of the biggest personalities in the country like Khanyi Mbau, Julius Malema, Dineo Ranaka and Somizi.  

After a two year stint, Anele Mdoda left the Real Talk Show. During her time, the show was awarded the Best Television Show at the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA).

In 2019, Anele Mdoda was unveiled as the host of ‘The Voice of South Africa’ season 3.

Anele also landed another big gig when she was named amongst the hosts of Africa's first lifestyle channel Honey which airs on DSTV.  

Anele Mdoda's Relationship

Who is Anele Mdoda dating?

Anele Mdoda keeps her love affairs secretive. During her interview on Podcast and Chill, she revealed that she broke up with Thabo Mkangisa but did not state whether she was dating. 

Anele Mdoda also revealed that she isn’t married and isn't keen on walking down the aisle. The one thing she disclosed was the name of her baby daddy, Thandile, whom he broke up with shortly after she gave birth. 

Anele Mdoda has one kid, Alakhe-ilizwe Mdoda who was born in August 2015 and will turn seven in 2022. 

Previously, Anele Mdoda was linked to SA idols judge Randall Abrahams but nothing really came out of these speculations.

Anele Mdoda's Lifestyle

Wimbledon-themed party

Anele Mdoda turned 37 in style. She had a Wimbledon themed party in Sandhurst in which her industry colleagues amongst other guests dressed up like they were going for an actual Wimbledon tournament. Some of the guests were Sizwe Dhlomo, Maps Maponyane, Tumi Morake amongst others.

Anele Mdoda on losing weight

In 2021, Anele Mdoda revealed her new body to the world after at least two years of working out. As usual, lots of her fans asked for weight loss tips and she was candid about it. There are no shortcuts to it, she said. Some of her training routines involve boxing, running and disciplined eating "I only eat when I am hungry, not when am bored." she said. 

The gap

Most people pull all stops to fix what they deem to be an error in their being but Anele Mdoda embraces the gap between her teeth. She has her critics but that doesn't move her.

Anele even rallied women on social media to post pictures showing their gap. She has on numerous occasions flaunted her's on social media with witty captions like 

"It's not a gap. My teeth are just in a mature relationship and know they need to give each other space."

Anele Mdoda's accident

Anele stepped out on social media with a moon boot after she suffered a minor accident at the OR Tambo International Airport. She was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up when a car hit her. Anele explained she couldn’t move at all and the driver of the car blamed her for the accident. She revealed that Cassper Nyovest’s sneakers prevented her from serious injuries. 

Anele Mdoda's Controversy

Phat Joe and Anele Mdoda

Anele Mdoda showed her edgy side when Phat Joe criticised her for being included in the Miss SA beauty pageant judging panel. Phat Joe suggested that Anele did not deserve to be on the panel and was only included to cater for the ‘affirmative action' quota.

Anele led from the front as her fans rallied behind her. She took a swipe at Phat Joe for not being able to keep a job. Anele also reminded him that she’s judged the Miss SA beauty pageant four times before.

Phat Joe later apologised for his words and claimed he was joking.

Anele Mdoda calls Kelly ugly

The internet never forgets. Anele Mdoda will always be reminded of the comments she made in 2019 about Kelly Rowland. After Sizwe Dlomo declared that Kelly Rowland was the prettiest in the Destiny Child group, Anele Mdoda washed his statement out and said that “Kelly is only prettier with makeup’ otherwise, she doesn’t fit the bill. 

Two years later, Kelly Rowland responded to Anele Mdoda through a photo on Twitter in which she wore a similarly designed swimsuit when she was on vacation. Due to this, Anele Mdoda got dragged on Twitter and seems to always trend every time Kelly is in the news.

During her interview on Podcast and Chill, Anele Mdoda again defended her comments and stated that Beyonce was prettier than Kelly Rowland and she should be allowed to have her opinions about people.

Trevor Noah and Anele Mdoda

Sometimes when you are in the limelight, anything you do will always be criticised. This was the case when Anele Mdoda vacationed with South African born American comedian Trevor Noah. In a video posted on Twitter, she cheered Trevor Noah’s dance moves which Mzansi thought were average at best. Some people opined that she tried hard to impress him as she wanted to get international connections.

Anele Mdoda's Car

The culmination of Anele Mdoda’s hard work came in form of a new luxurious car. She got herself a brand new Range Rover and shared the news with her social media followers. 

Anele Mdoda's House

In a paid partnership with Standard Bank SA, Anele Mdoda suggested she made a move into a new house. The location is not specified nor is the type of house.

Anele Mdoda's Net Worth

Anele Mdoda is one of the biggest media personalities in South Africa. She works hard and that reflects on her net worth. Anele Mdoda is estimated to have a net worth of around $10 million.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Breakfast Show Host in SA Radio Awards

The Best of JoBurg Readers’ Choice Awards

The Best Local Radio Personality

Best Daytime Radio Show in South Africa

Most Stylish Personality in South Africa

Rising Star of the year Media Magazine 

Best Radio Personality in South Africa Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 

Social Media

Anele Mdoda’s Instagram: @Zintathu 

Anele Mdoda’s Twitter: @Anele  

Anele Mdoda’s Facebook: Anele Mdoda

Q&A

How old is Anele Mdoda?

Born on 16 May 1989, Anele Mdoda’s age is 33

Who is Anele Mdoda dating?

Anele Mdoda is not in a relationship. She previously dated Thabo Mkangisa and has kept mum on whom she's currently seeing.

Who is older between Anele and Thembisa Mdoda?

Thembisa Mdoda is older than Anele. She was born on 16 November 1982 which makes her 40 whilst Anele was born on 16 May 1989 which makes her 33.

How did Anele Mdoda lose weight?

In 2021, Anele Mdoda revealed her new body to the world after at least two years of working out. As usual, lots of her fans asked for weight loss tips and she was candid about it. There are no shortcuts to it, she said. Some of her training routines involve boxing, running and disciplined eating.

Who is Anele Mdoda's baby daddy?

Anele Mdoda’s baby daddy is Thandile. He is not a celebrity like Anele is and she admitted that the public doesn’t have to know the nitty-gritty of her life.

How many siblings does Anele Mdoda have?

Anele Mdoda has four siblings. Thembisa Mdoda, Unathi Mdoda, Zamalisa Mdoda and a younger brother.

How old is Thembisa Mdoda and Anele Mdoda?

Thembsia Mdoda’a age is 40 while Anele is 33

What did Anele Mdoda say about Kelly Rowland?

Anele Mdoda weighed in on Sizwe Dhlomo’s thoughts on the prettiest member of Destiny’s Child. She said that Kelly Rowland is only pretty with makeup and can never match Beyonce's beauty.

Where was Anele born?

Anele Mdoda's hometown is Mthatha Eastern Cape in South Africa.

How much does Anele earn?

Anele Mdoda’s monthly salary is yet to be disclosed but her net worth is estimated at around $10 million.