Things we've learned about Letoya Makhene

Things we've learned about Letoya Makhene

Nov 11, 2018, 10:47 AM

Letoya

Letoya Makhene is no stranger to the entertainment business, she's had the pleasure of working with a lot of greats in this industry and we've watched her career blossom over the years. 

This week, Letoya Makhene was in the hot seat on SABC 1’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smooth Fan as she set out to find her smoothest fan. 

However, during the process of finding her biggest fan, we got to know a bit more about the singer and actress.

 These are just a few facts about Letoya you probably did not know about.

Letoya's career started when she was cast in an advert at the tender age of nine, but that wasn't her first introduction to entertainment as she is also the daughter of legendary musician Blondie Makhene, but we bet you knew that part.

While she was still a teenager, Letoya gained fans whilst hosting various youth-orientated TV shows and by the time she was 14-years-old, she had formed the group S'kool Girlz with her sisters which achieved moderate success in the local music space.

Apart from her career as an actress, Letoya's most important role to date is her role as a mother to four of her beautiful kids who go by the name of Nubia, Tadiwa, Tamuda and Kopano.

#FBF #BabyKopano 💋

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Letoya appeared in the popular Leon Schuster movie Mr. Bones which went on to become one of the most successful local films of all time in South Africa. One of Letoya's breakout acting roles was when she played Ayanda Diale on SABC 3's Isidingo. She now stars as the villainous Tshidi Phakade on Generations: The Legacy.


The star was once one of Brenda Fassie's backup vocalists. She performed with the singer on her single 'Ngiyakusaba'. 

Letoya is incredibly spiritual and attended an initiation school in KwaThema where she became a sangoma.

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Main image credit: Instagram/@letoyamakhene

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