Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Biography: Sello VS Kuli Roberts, Age, Family, Career, Awards, Foundation, Controversy, Net Worth - Updated, 28th July 2020

His acting should definitely be emulated.

By  | Jul 28, 2020, 09:58 AM  | Sello Maake Ka-Ncube  | Top of The

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Sello Maake Ka- Ncube is probably one of Mzansi's most famous actors and one of the highest paid too.

The veteran actor is known for his roles in some of the country's leading soapies including Generations and Scandal. Who can ever forget Mr Daniel Nyathi on Scandal?

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Sello has been in the acting industry for decades and over the years, the actor has achieved so much. His work is not only recognised locally, but internationally too. 

Here are some interesting details about Sello and his rise to stardom.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube VS Kuli Roberts

A few months ago Television and radio presenter Kuli Roberts, bagged a role of Mzansi Magic's popular Telenovela The Queen.

While she's been receiving positive feedback from viewers and fans, there are some who have not been impressed by her acting skills.

The star recently talked to TshisaLIVE about the harsh criticism she faced from Sello Maake-Ncube.

“I've had a lot of positive feedback but Sello Maake-Ncube called up and said, 'Hayi ... you are doing a terrible job, you're stiff and you should have come to me for master classes ...'"

Sello really went for the jugular here, but was that really necessary or he should have delivered the criticism in a better tone? 

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Age

Sello was born on March 12, 1960 in Orlando, Soweto. He will be turning 60 next month.

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Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Family

He grew up in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, South Africa. He decided to change his name to Sello Maake Ka Ncube as a way of honouring the man who raised him, his late stepfather. 

Growing up, he loved watching movies. This turned into a passion that would usher him into his successful career later on in life. 

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Marriage

Sello tied the knot to his wife, Palesa Mboweni in 2013, but sadly the marriage did not even last for a year. In an interview with Drum Magazine, Sello revealed that they had been experiencing problems from the day they got marriage. 

The actor explained that he didn't wish to bad mouth his wife, but wanted to set the record straight over reports that represented his character falsely by reporting that he was "controlling."

It appears that the then-wife had made things impossible. She had put two of his cars on fire, given all his clothes away, and locked him out of the house. Because of this, Sello made the decision that he could not stay in a relationship where he was not being respected. He finally served Palesa with divorce papers.

Sello has got five children Neo, Tsagae, Lindo, Lerato, Onkgopotse, as well as Akhona. He lost his eldest son Mxolisi in a fatal car accident.

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Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Career

Sello will always be remembered for his role on Generations where he starred along side the legendary Connie Ferguson. The two were the Moroka siblings.

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In all the shows and movies that Sello has appeared on, it has been nothing stunning work. One of the roles that he has been associated with is the gay role of Kogsi on The Queen, a role that he pulled rather perfectly. 

The star, who began his acting career at the age of 15, says as an actor you are a channel for all the aspects of the human condition. 

“Kgosi is part of humanity whether we like it or not and someone eventually had to portray him,” said Sello.
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His role on The Herd is one that has captured the viewers' attention as he stars alongside other great actors like Sihle Ndaba as Kayise and the ever so brilliant Winnie Ntshaba as Mangadi.

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Sello has also starred in a new feature film titled, Farewell Ella Bella, portraying the role of a care-free trumpeter who performs across the country.

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A Dry White Season 1989
Dark City in 1990
The Rutanga Tapes in 1990 
Wheels and Deals in 1991
The Good Fascist in 1992
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom of 1993
Bopha! of 1993
Taxi to Soweto in 1993
Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse in 1993
Othello: A South African Tale in 2005

TV Roles

The Queen
The Herd
The River


1994 - DALRO Award for Best Actor for The Suit.
2000 - Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama.
2001 - FNB Vita Award for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy.
2002 - FNB Vita Nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in Musical Theatre, Best Script of a New South African Play, and Best Director.
2019 - SAFTA for Best Actor in The Herd

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Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Foundation

Sello started a foundation whose aim is to create social cohesion through performing arts by various groups. The foundation focuses on creating a better society through its different contribution channels. 

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Controversy

Late last year Vatiswa Ndara dropped a bombshell that no one saw coming. Vatiswa accused the Fergusons of exploitation and slavery and she posted an open letter to the minister of Arts and Culture - detailing the horrendous state of the Arts in South Africa. 

This saw a number of actors like Keke Mphuti and Mara Louw come out as well to share their experience working with the Fergusons. Another actor who decided to have a say in the whole matter was Sello Maake Ka-Ncube who expressed grave concern over the way Ferguson Films was treating their employees.

He revealed a few details surrounding his exit on the popular soapie, The Queen,  where he portrayed the character of Kgosi. His departure from the show received a lot of negative reactions from the viewers. He went on further to corraborate Vatiswa's story about being underpaid by the Fergusons

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Net Worth

His work has even got his recognition across the borders and his net worth is estimated to be a whooping 13 million US dollars.

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Sello Maake ka-Ncube has created a name that is hard to miss when discussing film and movies in South Africa. He keeps bagging the best gigs and is an inspiration to many upcoming actors.

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