Asavela Mngqithi Biography: Age, Early Life, Education, Boyfriend, Career, Controversy, Car

Her prowess on-screen is nothing short of amazing.

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Asavela Mngqithi is a South African actress who's popularly known for her acting as Ntwenhle on Isibaya that airs on Mzansi Magic.

From a young age it seems she always wanted to be an actress, and when she got the opportunity to study the arts her passion for acting grew even more.

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Although she does not share much on her personal life, the actress revealed that she's ready for marriage and the fans should get ready too. It seems this will be a wedding that Mzansi will never forget. 

Here's a look at her biography. 

Asavela Mngqithi Age


She was born on the 4th of June 1996. She is 24 years old.

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Asavela Mngqithi Early Life


Asavela was born in Durban which is where she spent most of her life. She is the daughter of Manqoba Mngqithi who is a South African football coach. 

She grew up in a township called Lamontville where she learned to speak isiZulu and she's also fluent in isiXhosa. 

Asavela Mngqithi Education


Asavela attended AFDA College where she studied Camera and Editing. 


Asavela Mgqithi Boyfriend


Fans have never spotted the man who makes Asavela smile and gush all over social media, and the secrecy makes it all somehow intriguing.

Keeping her love life on the low, Asavela revealed that she is ready for marriage and that fans should get ready.

"I have such a thoughtful man…I don’t know how I settled for less before. I’ve been with my man for years now and he never misses anything when it comes to me. Always so gentle even when I’m a bit loco…thungisani right now!" she gushed.

To add on to the intriguing love story, Asavela is also pregnant and she seems to be loving every moment of her pregnancy. Taking to Instagram she said she cannot wait to meet her baby.

Asavela was on the set of Isibaya and she said taking her baby to her workplace was scary but, with all the safety precautions that have been put in place to help flatten the curve of Covid-19 on the show, she felt safe and confident to introduce her baby to the world.

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Asavela Mngqithi Career


When you view her social media videos, it is easy to understand why Isibaya’s casting and production team felt that Asavela was perfect for the gritty and role she is currently playing.

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She is already a hit amongst the show’s fans who admittedly tune in hoping to see her on screen.

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When she is on set she is called Ntwenhle who is a young rebel lady that most viewers love as they feel that they can definitely relate to her. She is the daughter of Mandla Ndlovu played by Bongani Gumede. 

“People seem to love my character.  And everyone now seems to want to get to know Asavela. It’s a character that liberates women. She is doing something new, which is standing up for herself and do whatever she wants. I think that is why people relate to her,” she said. 
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Not only is she an actress, but what didn't know is that Asavela is also a musician. In 2018, she released a song called 'Isgubhusama Zulu' with Melusi Mbhele. The song is of a ‘Gqom’ genre that is loved by many. 

Will she release anymore songs in the future?

Asavela Mngqithi Controversy


Most celebrities in the industry have been open about their sexuality, but one thing that has been a recurring theme on social media is people being questioned about their sexuality.

Asavela is no different as she's also had that question thrown at her. A tweep asked the actress whether she was a lesbian or not to which she simply responded by saying: "No, straight AF".

Well, that's what happens when you're in the public eye.

Being the victim of crime is one traumatic experience that no one should ever go through, but unfortunately, it does happen to most of us. The actress revealed that she was held at gunpoint and beaten up and all this happened while she was with her family.

Asavela was attacked for her wedding ring. If you hadn't been watching Isibaya for a while, Asavela who plays the role of Ntwenhle got married to her on-screen husband - Dabula (Chris Radebe).

To make matters worse, the robbers broke into her home and they even referred to Asvela by her character's name. However, although they couldn't find the ring they were looking for as it belongs to the prop equipment used for the show.

The family was a quite shaken by  the whole incident, but fans were glad nothing horrible happened to any of them.

Also read - Isibaya Used Our House Without Permission!

Asavela Mngqithi Car


With the hard work that she's put in her career, Asavela definitely deserves to gift herself with the best. She does have good taste when it comes to her four wheels. 

it seems like the actress drives around in a luxurious Mercedes Benz, although she does not say it is hers, it is featured a lot on her page and many of her fans have been congratulating her on the car.

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Nothing can stop this actress from becoming the star that she is and she has put in a lot of hard work into her career. Fans will keep their eyes on her to see what her next project will be.


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