South Africa’s Top Celebrity Babies - Updated, 30th April 2020

Adorable kids living their best lives

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | DJ Zinhle  | Top of The

Celebrity babies are becoming stars even before they know how to tie their own shoe laces.

From the creative announcements celebs use to let fans know of the baby’s arrival, to their baby showers, the first picture of the little one and then seeing the babies glamorous lives, it’s all captured for social media.

And it’s in these times you realise how special they are.

Take a look at some of Mzansi’s celebrity babies and their fascinating lives.

Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly

Modiselle is married to rapper Priddy Ugly, whom she met in 2009. On August 19, 2019, they made an announcement that they're expecting their first child through social media posts showing Modiselle's baby bump. The couple also had this announcement followed by a music video titled ‘Bonita’ which when translated is Portuguese for ‘beautiful’.

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Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi - that is the name of Bontle and Priddy Ugly's baby girl.

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Priddy Ugly also shared a cute pic of himself holding his princess and captioned it, "Thanking the Heavens, from the billions, You’re the ONE they chose. Thank you @bontle.modiselle - she’s EVERYTHING"

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Brenden and Mpoomy Ledwaba

Brenden and Mpoomy Ledwaba's little miracle is all joy and more they needed in their lives. Taking to Instagram, the married couple shared that they welcomed their baby girl Baby Nuri (our light) Lethabo (joy) on 3 December 2018.

Their baby girl is all grown up now and she's such a princess.

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Well soon enough, Baby Nuri is going to have a sibling. Power couple, Mpoomy and Brenden Ledwaba announced that they're expecting another sweet addition to their family!

Ntando and Khaya Mthethwa 

Miss South Africa 2016 and the season eight Idols SA winner dated a few short weeks before getting married in 2017.

A year later they announced on their Instagram pages they were expecting their own bundle of joy.

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Oyinkosi Mthethwa was one of the first South African celeb babies born in 2019.

The little boy is already rolling around in style, in his super pricey stroller.

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Rachel and Siya Kolisi

The first couple of rugby may have said their I Do’s in 2016, but they’ve been parenting since before then.

In 2014 Siya legally adopted his siblings, Liyema and Liphelo. After their mom’s passing they moved around in foster care and Siya promised to take care of them when he found them.

In 2015, Rachel and Siya welcomed their first child, a son Nicholas. And by 2017 they were a family of six, when Keziah was born.

Rachel often gives a glimpse into their busy lives, and describes herself as the strict parent, whereas Siya is more relaxed in his parenting style.

And all four children are already seasoned travellers.

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Nicholas and Keziah travelled half way around the world to support their father and the Springboks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

DJ Zinhle and Kairo

When you’re the offspring of Mzansi’s biggest female deejay, and your dad is a hip hop star, your life is destined to be filled with glitz and glam.

Kairo Forbes, born in 2015, is the hardest working celeb baby in Mzansi.

She promotes clothing for Naartjie and Earthchild’s kid fashion ranges and has appeared on two magazine covers.

Her Instagram account, which is run by her Glammy (this means glamorous grandmother), boasts more than 942 000 followers.

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At her young age, Kairo already has a Louis Vuitton bag, enjoys island holidays with her parents and surprised all fans when she revealed her Dolce & Gabbana colouring pencils.

Nandi Madida and Zakes Bantwini 

When it comes to celebrity Baby names, it doesn’t get cooler or more powerful than the adorable children of Nandi and Zakes.

Their son is King Shaka and their daughter born in 2019 is Queen Nefertiti Nomthandazo Thandeka.

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Lexi Van and Mandla Hlatshwayo 

They feel in love surrounded by hundred cameras as Mzansi watched the love story unfold on Big Brother Mzansi.

They reality TV couple announced in 2018 they’re expecting a bundle of joy and in April 2019 they welcomed their son.

His name Thingo means “rainbow”.

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The first-time parents are sharing all their special moments with their baby boy with their fans.

Gail and Kabelo Mabalane

The actress and kwaito legend have been blessed with two children - they’re such a photogenic family.

Their daughter Zoe has her own Instagram account with more than 42 000 followers. And her bio says all there is to know about this beautiful girl: “full time princesses”.

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She also has a younger brother Khumo, whose fun and loving moments are captured by his parents and shared with fans on their social pages. 

Jessica Nkosi’s Pink Feet 

Isibaya actress Jessica Nkosi’s pregnancy was shrouded in secrecy.

She made the big reveal on a magazine cover.

She gave birth to her first daughter Nawisa in 2018.  And she’s co-parenting with the father Ntokozo Dlamini.

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Now Jessica's baby is all grown and she looks just like her mommy.

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Zizo and Mayihlome Tshwete 

The former Miss South Africa Teen, radio personality and TV presenter welcomed a baby boy with her husband Mayihlome in 2016.

They named their son after Mayihlome‘s late father, the politician Steve Vukile Tshwete.

The precious baby boy is named Vukile Maqoma Ragnar Tswete.

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Thanks to social media we get to see how Vukile spends his time from playing with the family dog, enjoying swim lessons and spending quality time with his parents.

Denise Zimba

TV personality surprises fans when she announced her pregnancy.

Preferring to keep her pregnancy private and not to create a social media account for her bundle of joy, she does give glimpses into her life.

With her partner, Denise welcomed her first child, a daughter in July 2019. And she has such a precious name – Leah Lilli-Rose Schlichtig.


Denise has spoken of what her pregnancy journey was like, and how giving birth was one of the most beautiful moments of her life.

Loot Love and Reason

TV personality Luthando Shosha, who is well-known as Loot Love announced her pregnancy with rapper Reason with the most precious baby bump art.

Yes – they were expecting twins!

They welcomed their baby girls in February 2019, but it took a while before they released their daughters’ names and pictures. And was the wait worthwhile.

Their daughters are so precious and happy. Their names are Zanothando and Sisizwe and we can’t wait to see more of their precious moments growing up.

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The shiny and over-the-top lives of celeb babies will always be fascinating and with more South African celebrity babies on the way, It’s just a matter of time before we find out what the next baby trend is.

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