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South African Celebrities from Zimbabwe

Junior Bikwa "Bujy Bikwa"

Born 10 February 1988.

He moved to South Africa in 1992 with his South African mother. Got Famous when he participated on the SABC1 reality competition show Dance Your Butt Off, from 2010-2011 and was selected as one of the Top 4 contestants.

Buji is now a Radio host, television presenter and a producer.


Charlene Chiedza Kudzai Mhende "Chi Mhende" 

Born 19 October 1991(age 29)

South African Artist born in Zimbabwe

Moved to South Africa in 2006 to study at the African Film and Drama and Arts (AFDA) 

Graduated with a BA in Live Performance. 

Chi is now a full-time actress who is also a singer and voice over artist, best known for her SABC1, Generations: The Legacy role as a Male character Wandile. 

She has performed in numerous theatre productions, films and television series.


Luthuli Dlamini 

Born 13 March 1966 

Luthuli is a South African film and television actor, born in Zimbabwe, at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. His family moved to the United Kingdom after he spent part of his childhood in Tshabalala. But later moved back to Zimbabwe to get his education. He lived in the City since his father was a teacher, and his mother was a nurse.

Best known for his character Stan Nyathi on the e.tv soap opera, Scandal!.


Nadia Nakai Kandava "Nadia Nakai, BRAGGA" 

Born on 18 May 1990 in South Africa to a Zimbabwean Mother and a South African Father. She grew up as Nadia Dhlamini but changed to her Mother's maiden name when she was 16. Then relocated to Kenya which is where she discovered herself as a rapper.

Nadia appeared for the first time on TV on Shiz Niz, a e.tv Hip-hop show, where she was in a competition and won as the first Female Mixtape 101 winner. 

Nadia is now one of the popular South African Female rappers.


Kimberly Robinson "Kim Jayde"

Born 1990 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Grew up in Bulawayo. She was born in a family of 8 children, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.


Kim moved to South Africa to study in 2009 and graduated in 2012 with an Honors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

She became interested in modelling when she was in her second year in University. 


She moved to Cape town after graduating, to pursue her modeling career. 

Jayde is also a TV presenter and MC. She hosts her own TV show at MTVBaseAfrica which is called the KimsFashionTakeOver.


Charmaine Shamiso "Sha Sha" Mpambiro

Born 13 June 1994 (age 26 years) 

A Zimbabwean singer from Mutare. Also known as "the queen of amapiano", She used to sing at a Church where her grandmother used to take her every Sunday. But she never thought she would become a well known musician “I didn’t always know I could sing and that’s something people find really odd."


She received a BET award as Best New International Act at the 2020 BET Awards. 

She has collaborated with DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small which is where she gained popularity


Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa "Oskido Oscar" 

Born November 23 1967. 

Born to a Zimbabwean father, Esaph Mdlongwa, and a South African mother, Emily Sophia Molifi. He was born in South Africa, spent most of his early life in Luveve, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 


Oskido is a South African recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman. Co-founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records. 

Been in the music industry for over 30 years. He is known as one of the artists who popularised the kwaito genre as well as the Afro House genre.


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