The very illustrious and veteran South African singer, actor, mime artist and entertainer, Desmond Dube turns 52 today. An accomplished theatrical actor, Dooby has appeared in both commercial and street theatre. He is known for his impeccable and memorable roles in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Hotel Rwanda, Friends Indeed, Suburban Bliss and Joburg Blues.
He has a very important role in putting South Africa on the global map when it comes to entertainment. He is well-known for his comic timing. Besides comedy, he is also famous for his contribution to music.
He featured in the film Inside and Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, and starred alongside Leon Schuster in Panic Mechanic and Millennium Menace. In 2002, Desmond Dube starred opposite Oscar nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl and Nthati Moshesh in The Long Run that was released in 2002.
Desmond Dube is the recipient of the Avanti Award for Best Comedy Actor in Joburg Blues, nominated for the Avanti Award for Best Supporting Actor in Suburban Bliss, a Promising Writer Award, a Stellenbosch Festival Best Supporting Actor, and a Loerie Award for Best Contribution for his part in the SASOL "Amaglugglug" advertisement.
As he celebrates his birthday, let’s find out what he has been up to.
When his fans thought Lilian Dube was Desmond Dube’s mother
When quizzed in public about whether Lilian Dube is Desmond Dube’s mother, both actors tend to play pranks on people. This gets their fans even more confused about their relationship.
Surely, Desmond has been fiercely private about his family, when it comes to his parents as well his wife and two daughters. Dooby recently revealed that Lilian is not his birth mother, but his mentor. Peeps have been confusing her to Desmond Dube’s mother, maybe because the duo has been working together for a long time now.
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Is Desmond Dube married?
Dooby is married to a beautiful woman known as Tlotliso Matsela who he met at Wits back in 1997. After romancing each other for five years, they decided to get married in 2002. The colorful wedding ceremony attended by family and friends at Makiti Resort was a grand affair. They are blessed with two adorable daughters. Being the private man he is, not much else is known about his family as Desmond Dube continues to keep his family away from the limelight.
Desmond Dube on his success streak in the entertainment industry
A long yet effective career in the entertainment industry is something most artists grapple with. Becoming accomplished at the ability to persist in the trade and continue to receive meaty roles is quite impressive.
Very few entertainers have the distinction of staying relevant in the entertainment industry and Desmond Dube is proud to hold that distinction. Fans of Dooby clearly owe his success to his talent and his honesty towards his craft.
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