Kumkani Phakade, better known as Gadaffi on Generations: The Legacy, is a man who grew up as a troubled young man. He got into the wrong company, started engaging in illicit activities and grew up to become a fearless villain with killer looks.
Here is everything you need to know about Gadaffi from Generations: The Legacy in real life, from his childhood, education, other roles, his wife and children.
Gadaffi from Generations: The Legacy's real name and age
The role of Gadaffi on Generations: The Legacy was played by Vuyo Dabula. He was born on the 11th of September 1976 in Lomanyaneng near Mahikeng.
Dabula is the second born in a family of four children. In a past interview with The Drum, he talked about his father who passed on in 2016 and his childhood growing up in Lomanyaneng.
He revealed that his father was a complex man who loved his family but had violent tendencies that stemmed from his childhood.
Not much is known about the actor’s mother and his siblings.
Vuyo Dabula education
Vuyo Dabula began his studies at P.H Moeketsi Agricultural High where he matriculated in 1995. He then joined Wits Technikon where he graduated the following year.
Since the course he had studied was not something he wanted to do, Vuyo Dabula later enrolled at the AFDA in Cape Town where he mastered the art of acting.
Vuyo Dabula career
Vuyo Dabula has been in the film industry for close to two decades now. He landed his first role in 2003 after being cast in the film Soldiers of The Rock.
He appeared in SABC 1’s Yizo Yizo in 2004 and Isindigo where he was cast as Titus Lesenya. Since launching his career he has appeared in other television shows including Wild at Heart, Kowethu, Zone 14, and Bophelo.
His biggest role was when he was cast as Gadaffi on Generations: The Legacy. He also played the role of Shandu Johnson Magwaza on Queen Sono alongside Pearl Thusi.
Besides television, Vuyo Dabula has also appeared in a number of films over the years including Invictus (2009), Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017) and Collision (2022).
Is Vuyo Dabula married?
Gaddafi from Generations is a happily married man in real life. The actor has however shunned from sharing any personal details about his wife and there is a chance that she just loves her privacy.
Dabula has a no-kissing policy that dictates the types of roles he accepts to play, which means that he thinks he holds his wife and marriage at a high value.
Vuyo Dabula and his wife have been blessed with a beautiful son called Kitso. The actor is clearly being a dad and he doesn’t shy from expressing this. In a past interview, he revealed that being a father brings him joy.
“Kitso brings so much joy to me when I think that I’m responsible for raising such an intelligent boy.” He said.
Vuyo Dabula social media
Instagram - @vuyodabula
Facebook - Vuyo Dabula
Twitter - @vuyodabula
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