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Kuli Roberts

About

She was an actress as well as a famous beauty and fashion icon. Kuli Roberts also had her time as a radio presenter that was loved by many. Her talent did not go unnoticed.

Personal Life

How old was Kuli Roberts? 

Kuli Roberts whose real name was Nomakula Roberts was born on 16 December 1972. She has three siblings. Hlubi Mboya, an actress, is younger than Kuli Roberts and is the most popular of the three. Hlubi Mboya was born in 1978, six years after Kuli. Hlubi Mboya is married to Kristen Arnold which made him Kuli Roberts’ brother in law. As for her parents, Kuli Roberts' father worked at the University of Cape Town as the assistant dean. Not much is known about her mother.

Death

Kuli Roberts passed away on 9 February 2022. Details surrounding her death are yet to be released. Until her demise, Kuli Roberts' real age was 49. 

Health

In 2020, Kuli Roberts revealed that she had a “health scare” after she felt a lump on her breast. A medical checkup confirmed she was fine. 

Schooling

Kuli Roberts went to Athlone college school, one of the three Seventh-Day Adventist schools she attended. For her tertiary education, she majored in history and politics at the University of Cape Town.  

Career

Kuli Roberts revealed that her journey in media began when she was in university. She did some media work and soon after, she got her break at Drum Magazine where she worked as the editor of the fashion and beauty section. She also penned a column on Sunday World until it was discontinued in 2021 after alleged racist remarks. 

Her career in television began in 2004 with a show on SABC 2 which she hosted for a year. Kuli Roberts second stint on TV would come three years later when she co-hosted ‘The Real Gaboza’ on SABC 1.

She hosted “Headlines”, a celebrity gossip show between 2010 and 2013 and also starred in Mzansi Magic soap opera ‘The Queen’.

In 2012, Kuli Roberts joined Kaya FM. She co-hosted the breakfast show ‘180 with Bob. Kuli Roberts left Kaya FM after her final show on 26 April 2017. 

In 2013, she was part of the reality television dancing show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on SABC 3. Her fans watched her on SABC 3 again in 2016 when she hosted a daily talk show called ‘Trending SA’. 

Acting

Kuli Roberts was part of the cast in the film ‘The Queen’. She played the role of Mildred Sefasta. The film revolves around Mildred who is an Instagram star who gets married to a man who spoils her. However, she cheats on him at every opportunity she gets.

She was also cast in Angelina as Tina, a film about post-apartheid set in her hometown, Cape Town. 

“It was really beautiful being on the film. Absolutely amazing going back to where you are from, hearing those slang words that raised you, and seeing faces that I was raised with, you know, was just magical,” she said.

Kuli Roberts also acted in 'iNkaba' (2012) and 'Beauty of Africa' (2021).

Author

After writing for different publications, Kuli Roberts switched things up and published her debut novel in 2019 ‘Siren’. ‘Siren’ captures the story of Zinhle whose journey to stardom was filled with struggle and pleasure. A broken marriage, numerous affairs, enduring rivalries and scandals.

Relationships

Kuli Roberts married her now ex-husband Beyers Roberts in 1990 without the knowledge of her parents. Their union resulted in the birth of their two children. However, Beyers Roberts and Kuli Roberts divorced under unknown circumstances. Not much is known about Kuli Roberts' first husband.

Kuli Roberts family

Kuli Roberts was the mother of two children, India Tembela Roberts who was born on 1 March 1994 and Lauen Roberts born on 18 April 1997. Kuli Roberts' daughter, Tembela gave her a grandchild after she gave birth to her daughter Isabella Corte in 2018. She is married and graduated from the university in 2020. Kuli Roberts' son, Lauen Roberts, is a footballer.

If the pictures on social media are anything to go by, Kuli Roberts had a very good relationship with her daughter and son. She constantly updated Mzansi on her whereabouts with her kids and her grandkid.

Controversy

Racist column

Kuli Roberts' column on Sunday World was discontinued after she allegedly used racist remarks in an article about ‘the pros and cons of dating mixed race women.’ She was accused of stereotyping them. In the article, she wrote that mixed-race women never ran out of cigarettes and were violent.

Kuli Roberts was known for her controversial takes on issues but this proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back. The South African Human Rights Commission picked up the matter for investigation as Media Firm Avusa Limited who own the tabloid said that her column was filled with derogatory remarks.

As the outcry unfolded, Kuli Roberts took to Twitter and apologised. She stated that she meant no harm to anyone. 

Kuli Roberts Fired

No sooner had Kuli Roberts announced her candidature for a ward councillor on an Africa Transformation Movement (ATM) ticket, than the party declared she wouldn’t be part of it. The party cited that she withdrew due to “confidential circumstances''. 

Consequently, Kuli Roberts was allegedly fired from her post as Sunday World lifestyle editor. According to reports, Sunday World dismissed her on three accounts. First, for going against the code of independence and conflict of interest. Secondly, the paper alleged she brought the company into disrepute and thirdly, her actions resulted in a breakdown of trust.

Kuli Roberts denied all accusations and pointed the finger at ATM whom she accused of taking advantage of her celebrity status to boost the party’s support.

Kuli Roberts scammed

Kuli Roberts' stalker Ndbozi was finally outed after the final stance he pulled on Kuli backfired. Kuli met Ndobzi several times at different events and she described him as a leech. He impersonated Kuli Roberts and extorted money from her celebrity friends. However, in 2015, he pushed his luck too far after he stole her bank card, cloned it and withdrew her salary. Kuli Roberts reported the matter to the police but it’s not clear whether her scammer was arrested.

Kuli Roberts weight loss

She was always skinny but when she posted pictures in a swimsuit in 2021, social media users took notice of her reduced weight. Others raised concern over her health and speculated that Kuli Roberts was sick. 

Kuli Roberts rubbished the claims and said she was fine. She attributed the difference between her before and after pictures to filters. In an interview with Podcast and Chill, Kuli said part of the reason was that she lost weight for a movie. 

She took a swipe at those who criticised her and pointed out that some wore cycling shorts underneath their clothes because they were uncomfortable with their own bodies.

Kuli Roberts Broke

Celebrities are always under pressure to appear glam and afford the best things in life. Well, Kuli Roberts was on the receiving end when she revealed she couldn’t afford to pay for her DSTV. On the popular Podcast and Chill show, she said she had to use her son’s account to access Netflix. She also had to choose between her Porsche and keeping her maid of 15 years in a job. All this happened after Kuli lost her job as Trending SA host. 

Kuli Roberts and Lerato Kganyago

It seems as though Lerato Kganyago and Kuli Roberts were hardly on the same page. Kuli went to town on Kganyago after she claimed that two stations, SABC and ETV ‘fought’ over her. Kuli thought it was unnecessary for Lerato to share that and told her to approach the media only when she had “something newsworthy.”

Car

Would you give up your car to save someone else’s job? Well, that’s what Kuli Roberts did. After she lost her job as a television presenter, she gave up her Porsche to keep her maid of 15 years in a job. This is the reason why Kuli Roberts moved around in an uber. 

House

Kuli Roberts lived part of her life during the apartheid. She revealed that she was kicked out of her home during the ‘90s by her landlord for no reason. At the time, she lived with her husband Beyers in Muizenberg, CapeTown, had one child and was expectant. 

Net Worth

Kuli Roberts was a seasoned media personality whose net worth was estimated to be $1.2 million.

Social Media

Kuli Roberts Instagram: @KuliRoberts

Kuli Roberts Twitter: @KuliRoberts 

Kuli Roberts Facebook: Kuli Roberts

Q&A

Is Kuli Roberts married?

Kuli Roberts married Beyers Roberts in 1990 but later divorced under unknown circumstances. Kuli Roberts did not remarry and was not dating. Not much is known about her ex-husband Beyers Roberts.

How is Kuli Roberts related to Brenda Fassie?

Kuli Roberts and Brenda Fassie were not biological sisters. Kuli looked up to Brenda as a mentor in the showbiz industry hence the reference sister. Kuli Roberts and Brenda Fassie came from different families.

Who is older between Kuli Roberts and Hlubi Mboya?

Kuli Roberts was older. She was born in 1972 while Hlubi Mboya was born in 1978.

How old is Kuli Roberts' son?

Born on 18 April 1997, Kuli Roberts son is 25

Birthday:
16 December 1972 - 9 February 2022
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Saggitarius
Birth place:
CapeTown, South Africa

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Kuli Roberts
Birthday:
16 December 1972 - 9 February 2022
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Saggitarius
Birth place:
CapeTown, South Africa

About

She was an actress as well as a famous beauty and fashion icon. Kuli Roberts also had her time as a radio presenter that was loved by many. Her talent did not go unnoticed.

Personal Life

How old was Kuli Roberts? 

Kuli Roberts whose real name was Nomakula Roberts was born on 16 December 1972. She has three siblings. Hlubi Mboya, an actress, is younger than Kuli Roberts and is the most popular of the three. Hlubi Mboya was born in 1978, six years after Kuli. Hlubi Mboya is married to Kristen Arnold which made him Kuli Roberts’ brother in law. As for her parents, Kuli Roberts' father worked at the University of Cape Town as the assistant dean. Not much is known about her mother.

Death

Kuli Roberts passed away on 9 February 2022. Details surrounding her death are yet to be released. Until her demise, Kuli Roberts' real age was 49. 

Health

In 2020, Kuli Roberts revealed that she had a “health scare” after she felt a lump on her breast. A medical checkup confirmed she was fine. 

Schooling

Kuli Roberts went to Athlone college school, one of the three Seventh-Day Adventist schools she attended. For her tertiary education, she majored in history and politics at the University of Cape Town.  

Career

Kuli Roberts revealed that her journey in media began when she was in university. She did some media work and soon after, she got her break at Drum Magazine where she worked as the editor of the fashion and beauty section. She also penned a column on Sunday World until it was discontinued in 2021 after alleged racist remarks. 

Her career in television began in 2004 with a show on SABC 2 which she hosted for a year. Kuli Roberts second stint on TV would come three years later when she co-hosted ‘The Real Gaboza’ on SABC 1.

She hosted “Headlines”, a celebrity gossip show between 2010 and 2013 and also starred in Mzansi Magic soap opera ‘The Queen’.

In 2012, Kuli Roberts joined Kaya FM. She co-hosted the breakfast show ‘180 with Bob. Kuli Roberts left Kaya FM after her final show on 26 April 2017. 

In 2013, she was part of the reality television dancing show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on SABC 3. Her fans watched her on SABC 3 again in 2016 when she hosted a daily talk show called ‘Trending SA’. 

Acting

Kuli Roberts was part of the cast in the film ‘The Queen’. She played the role of Mildred Sefasta. The film revolves around Mildred who is an Instagram star who gets married to a man who spoils her. However, she cheats on him at every opportunity she gets.

She was also cast in Angelina as Tina, a film about post-apartheid set in her hometown, Cape Town. 

“It was really beautiful being on the film. Absolutely amazing going back to where you are from, hearing those slang words that raised you, and seeing faces that I was raised with, you know, was just magical,” she said.

Kuli Roberts also acted in 'iNkaba' (2012) and 'Beauty of Africa' (2021).

Author

After writing for different publications, Kuli Roberts switched things up and published her debut novel in 2019 ‘Siren’. ‘Siren’ captures the story of Zinhle whose journey to stardom was filled with struggle and pleasure. A broken marriage, numerous affairs, enduring rivalries and scandals.

Relationships

Kuli Roberts married her now ex-husband Beyers Roberts in 1990 without the knowledge of her parents. Their union resulted in the birth of their two children. However, Beyers Roberts and Kuli Roberts divorced under unknown circumstances. Not much is known about Kuli Roberts' first husband.

Kuli Roberts family

Kuli Roberts was the mother of two children, India Tembela Roberts who was born on 1 March 1994 and Lauen Roberts born on 18 April 1997. Kuli Roberts' daughter, Tembela gave her a grandchild after she gave birth to her daughter Isabella Corte in 2018. She is married and graduated from the university in 2020. Kuli Roberts' son, Lauen Roberts, is a footballer.

If the pictures on social media are anything to go by, Kuli Roberts had a very good relationship with her daughter and son. She constantly updated Mzansi on her whereabouts with her kids and her grandkid.

Controversy

Racist column

Kuli Roberts' column on Sunday World was discontinued after she allegedly used racist remarks in an article about ‘the pros and cons of dating mixed race women.’ She was accused of stereotyping them. In the article, she wrote that mixed-race women never ran out of cigarettes and were violent.

Kuli Roberts was known for her controversial takes on issues but this proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back. The South African Human Rights Commission picked up the matter for investigation as Media Firm Avusa Limited who own the tabloid said that her column was filled with derogatory remarks.

As the outcry unfolded, Kuli Roberts took to Twitter and apologised. She stated that she meant no harm to anyone. 

Kuli Roberts Fired

No sooner had Kuli Roberts announced her candidature for a ward councillor on an Africa Transformation Movement (ATM) ticket, than the party declared she wouldn’t be part of it. The party cited that she withdrew due to “confidential circumstances''. 

Consequently, Kuli Roberts was allegedly fired from her post as Sunday World lifestyle editor. According to reports, Sunday World dismissed her on three accounts. First, for going against the code of independence and conflict of interest. Secondly, the paper alleged she brought the company into disrepute and thirdly, her actions resulted in a breakdown of trust.

Kuli Roberts denied all accusations and pointed the finger at ATM whom she accused of taking advantage of her celebrity status to boost the party’s support.

Kuli Roberts scammed

Kuli Roberts' stalker Ndbozi was finally outed after the final stance he pulled on Kuli backfired. Kuli met Ndobzi several times at different events and she described him as a leech. He impersonated Kuli Roberts and extorted money from her celebrity friends. However, in 2015, he pushed his luck too far after he stole her bank card, cloned it and withdrew her salary. Kuli Roberts reported the matter to the police but it’s not clear whether her scammer was arrested.

Kuli Roberts weight loss

She was always skinny but when she posted pictures in a swimsuit in 2021, social media users took notice of her reduced weight. Others raised concern over her health and speculated that Kuli Roberts was sick. 

Kuli Roberts rubbished the claims and said she was fine. She attributed the difference between her before and after pictures to filters. In an interview with Podcast and Chill, Kuli said part of the reason was that she lost weight for a movie. 

She took a swipe at those who criticised her and pointed out that some wore cycling shorts underneath their clothes because they were uncomfortable with their own bodies.

Kuli Roberts Broke

Celebrities are always under pressure to appear glam and afford the best things in life. Well, Kuli Roberts was on the receiving end when she revealed she couldn’t afford to pay for her DSTV. On the popular Podcast and Chill show, she said she had to use her son’s account to access Netflix. She also had to choose between her Porsche and keeping her maid of 15 years in a job. All this happened after Kuli lost her job as Trending SA host. 

Kuli Roberts and Lerato Kganyago

It seems as though Lerato Kganyago and Kuli Roberts were hardly on the same page. Kuli went to town on Kganyago after she claimed that two stations, SABC and ETV ‘fought’ over her. Kuli thought it was unnecessary for Lerato to share that and told her to approach the media only when she had “something newsworthy.”

Car

Would you give up your car to save someone else’s job? Well, that’s what Kuli Roberts did. After she lost her job as a television presenter, she gave up her Porsche to keep her maid of 15 years in a job. This is the reason why Kuli Roberts moved around in an uber. 

House

Kuli Roberts lived part of her life during the apartheid. She revealed that she was kicked out of her home during the ‘90s by her landlord for no reason. At the time, she lived with her husband Beyers in Muizenberg, CapeTown, had one child and was expectant. 

Net Worth

Kuli Roberts was a seasoned media personality whose net worth was estimated to be $1.2 million.

Social Media

Kuli Roberts Instagram: @KuliRoberts

Kuli Roberts Twitter: @KuliRoberts 

Kuli Roberts Facebook: Kuli Roberts

Q&A

Is Kuli Roberts married?

Kuli Roberts married Beyers Roberts in 1990 but later divorced under unknown circumstances. Kuli Roberts did not remarry and was not dating. Not much is known about her ex-husband Beyers Roberts.

How is Kuli Roberts related to Brenda Fassie?

Kuli Roberts and Brenda Fassie were not biological sisters. Kuli looked up to Brenda as a mentor in the showbiz industry hence the reference sister. Kuli Roberts and Brenda Fassie came from different families.

Who is older between Kuli Roberts and Hlubi Mboya?

Kuli Roberts was older. She was born in 1972 while Hlubi Mboya was born in 1978.

How old is Kuli Roberts' son?

Born on 18 April 1997, Kuli Roberts son is 25