Simphiwe Ngema Biography: Baby Tiyani, Pregnant, Age, Family, Career, Dumi Masilela, Wedding, Song, Fashion, Hairstyles - Updated, 10th September 2020

Actress Simphiwe Ngema is still standing after a heart-breaking loss.

By  | Sep 16, 2020, 09:32 AM  | Simphiwe "Simz" Ngema  | Top of The

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It’s been years since Simphiwe Ngema lost her husband.

The young widow has used her art to overcome the pain and loss she suffered

When she is not pouring her heart out in a song, Simphiwe is gracing our TV screens in popular shows such as Muvhango and The Queen

Here’s a look at Simphiwe Ngema’s biography.

Simphiwe Ngema Baby Tiyani

The couple shared snaps of Simz's pregnancy photoshoot, letting the cat out of the bag that they are an item and many thought that their baby was still coming. Well, apparently another cat is out of the bag, Mzansi came to learn that Simz delivered her baby a while back and both her and Tino did not breath a word.

The lovebirds welcomed their baby boy Tiyani Kemorena Michael Chinyani, in June 23 2020. This has to be one of the most well kept baby arrival secret and relationship in ZAlebville.

The lovebirds posted a video on their social media platforms, debuting their baby.

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The video also debuted his legacy which is a brand named Tiyani Afrika. The brand has a collection of tracksuits, gym wear and a necklace.

Simphiwe Ngema Pregnant

Glad to see Simphiwe Ngema has found happiness again. She is expecting her first bundle of joy and she took to Instagram to share her joy.

The starlet who is excited about her pregnancy, lost her husband Dumi Masilela in 2017, and it seems as if she has now found new love in the arms of model and TV presenter Tino Chinyani. Simphiwe posted a series of snaps of their photo-shoot and it is cute to see them both together.

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As unexpected the pregnancy announcement was, Mzansi expressed excitement and congratulated the pair, but there were those who spew bile on Simphiwe.

She was accused of moving on too soon, but her defense team came to her rescue. Her fans slammed those who were hating on their relationship and said Simphiwe deserves to be a happy woman again.

Even Tino came to her girlfriend's defense. Trolls resorted to being xenophobic but Tino did not allow them to reign on his parade, "Such ugly souls, I pray you find peace in your lives. Coz y’all amusing," he wrote.

"To all the negative energy on the TL, I can’t hear you over the sound of God blessing me and my family," he clapped back.

Simphiwe Ngema Age

Simphiwe Ngema was born on August 29, 1989. She is 31 years old. 

She celebrated her 30th birthday in 2019 with a trip to Thailand. The trip was a gift to herself.

“29:08:1989 I’ve never believed in you more than I believe in you right now. You are doing good kiddo. Here’s to living your truth, using all your talents to the best of your ability and chasing your dreams like you are running out of time. Here’s to life,” she wrote about herself on Instagram.

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Simphiwe Ngema Family

Simphiwe Ngema grew up in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. Her nickname is Simz. Simphiwe has three sisters. She is the middle sibling. The actress was named after her father Given, who is a pastor. 

Her parents thought they were going to have a boy and settled on the name Simphiwe, which means “we have been gifted” or “our gift”. When her parents learned they were getting a girl instead they stuck to their original name.

Simphiwe has a special bond with both her mother and father.

“Meet my parents. My mother taught me how to love and my father taught me how to be loved. I will forever be grateful for that,” she wrote on Instagram in October 2018.

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Simphiwe Ngema Career 

Simphiwe rose to fame on popular SABC soapie, Muvhango, She played a character named Thuli. The role was not her first professional acting gig. Simphiwe started her career in a 2016 theatre production. TV producer and director, Duma Ndlovu, gave her a role in his play, The Game. The Muvhango creator also gave her her big TV break.

Entertainment runs in the family. Simphiwe is related to theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema – her father’s uncle. Despite their family connection, Simphiwe says Mbongeni had no idea they were related. 

Simphiwe made her debut as “slay queen” Buhle on The Queen in 2018. 

She also appeared on Broken Vows and Vuzu reality show, Preachers’ Kids.

Simphiwe hosted's cultural show, Isiko, in 2015.

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Simphiwe Ngema & Dumi Masilela 

Simphiwe Ngema was married to actor and singer Dumisani ‘Dumi’ Masilela. The couple started dating in May 2014. Sadly, Dumi was killed in a botched hijacking in August 2017. He was driving his Golf GTI 7 when he was shot. The Rhythm City actor managed to drive himself to hospital but later succumbed to his wounds.  

Simphiwe told True Love magazine in 2018 that she thinks Dumi knew he was going to die

“We were sitting in our room and he said to me, ‘Babe we’ve been through so much but we’ve kept our relationship’,” she told the magazine. Simphiwe added that her husband also started acting strange. “He stopped talking to me which was weird, but when we’d go to bed, he’d hold me tightly. When I asked what was wrong he didn’t give me an answer.”

Simphiwe was just 27 when she became a widow.

“Nothing prepares you for one day to be a 27-year-old widow. That all the dreams you've dreamt of will be taken away from you,” she said at Dumi’s funeral.

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Simphiwe Ngema & Dumi Masilela Wedding 

Simphiwe Ngema and Dum Masilele held their traditional wedding in May 2017 - a few months before his death. The couple kept their relationship private and quietly tied-the-knot on the weekend of May 20 and 21. Simphiwe and Dumi shared pictures from their wedding one month later.

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Simphiwe revealed in August 2018 that she has a love-hate relationship with her wedding ring following her husband’s death.

“Sometimes I look at you and I smile. Sometimes I look at you and my heart bleeds. It’s almost time to let you go and the thought of living without you makes me anxious but holding on to you is more painful. I promise to keep you safe and to one day give you to the woman who will be Kgosi’s heartkeeper. I will love you, forever and always,” she captioned a picture of her ring.

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Simphiwe Ngema Song

Simphiwe Ngema released a song called Thanda Ngempela in 2019. She dedicated the song to her late husband, Dumi Masilela.  She called the song her “final goodbye” to her “eternal crush”.

“Losing Dumi two months after our wedding was worse than my worst nightmare and after he passed away I was afraid that people would forget him, so I did everything I could to keep his memory alive but at some point, I realized that holding on hurts so much more. It felt like I had a memorial service every time I did something to keep his memory alive and I went through all the emotions all over again… This song is my final love letter to him. it’s time to let go and this is my final goodbye. Eternal crush forever and always,” she wrote.  

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Simphiwe Ngema Bikinis

Simphiwe Ngema is known for her amazing body. She regularly show off her figure in stylish bikinis. Here’s a look at some of her best looks.

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Simphiwe Ngema Hairstyles

Simphiwe Ngema is also known for her stylish hairdos. She is a big fan of long braids and weaves.

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