Sello Maake ka-Ncube (born 12 March 1960) is a South African actor, a veteran in the field, and among the most famous actors in South Africa. The actor has been around for quite some time, and he is celebrated for making characters seem very real as he has a way of bringing life into them.
He is remembered for being Mr. Daniel Nyathi in the famous soap opera, Scandal.
|WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA OF SELLO MAAKE KA-NCUBE|
|Full Name:||Sello Maake Ka-Ncube|
|Born:||12 March 1960|
|Place of Birth:||Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa|
|Children:||Neo Tsagae Maake Ka-Ncube, Lindo Maake Ka-Ncube, Lerato Maake Ka-Ncube, Onkgopotse Maake Ka-Ncube, and Akhona Maake Ka-Ncube|
|Wife • Spouse:||Palesa Mboweni|
|Occupation:||Actor • Businessman|
|Net Worth:||$13 Million|
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube was born in Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa. He later relocated to Atteridgeville, Pretoria, where he grew up. In a way of honoring the man that raised him, his late stepfather he decided to change his name to Sello Maake Ka Ncube.
His love for watching movies gradually turned into a passion that would elevate him into his successful career later on in life.
In his native country, South Africa, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is best known for his major roles in the long-running soap opera, Generations as Archie Moroka, and on the ETV soap opera, Scandal! as a villain called Lucas “Daniel” Nyathi.
He also featured as the flamboyant Kgosietsile in The Queen, an Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, and as a corrupt politician in Mzansi Magic’s Rockville.
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube started a foundation aimed at creating social cohesion through performing arts by various groups. The foundation focuses primarily on creating a better society through its various contribution channels.
In 2008, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube narrated a natural history documentary, Africa’s Outsiders about unusually pigmented (albino ) wild animals, which was broadcasted by Animal Planet.
- Twitter: @sellomkn
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube was once married to Palesa Mboweni in 2013, but the two went for a divorce after 8 months. It appears that the ex-wife had made things unbearable for him.
She allegedly put two of his cars on fire, gave all his clothes away, and locked him out of the house. He had decided that their marriage was beyond repair by the time he was servicing her the divorce papers. However, at the time, his wife, Palesa Mboweni was not willing to let go.
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube has six children. Unfortunately, he lost his eldest son in an accident at the age of 29 years. The names of the other five are Neo Tsagae Maake Ka-Ncube, Lindo Maake Ka-Ncube, Lerato Maake Ka-Ncube, Onkgopotse Maake Ka-Ncube, and Akhona Maake Ka-Ncube.
The sad event happened in April 2011 as the car his son was traveling in lost control when it approached the Xavier Street off-ramp on the M1 Highway in South Africa. The vehicle hit two electric poles leading to the sudden death of Mxolisi Maake Ka-Cube.
- 2017 Madiba as Chief Albert Luthuli
- 2005 Othello: A South African Tale
- 1993 Taxi to Soweto
- 1993 Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse
- 1993 Bopha!
- 1992 The Good Fascist
- 1991 Wheels and Deals
- 1990 Dark City
- 1990 The Rutanga Tapes
- 1989 A Dry White Season
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at London’s West End. The plays he performed in include;
- Othello, based on William Shakespeare’s play, Othello
- The Suit, based on Can Themba’s short story , The Suit Smallholding
- Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner Prophets in The Black Sky
- Raising in the Sun The Good Woman of Sharkville
- The Lion King , based on the 1994 animated classic, The Lion King
- Aaron Titus Andronicus, based on Shakespeare’s play, Titus Andronicus
- 2002 FNB Vita Nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in Musical Theatre
- Best Script of a New South African Play
- Best Director and for Best Production, for Komeng
- 2001 FNB Vita Award for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy
- 2000/2001 Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama
- 1994 DALRO Award for Best Actor for The Suit
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is celebrated as one of the eldest in the industry and among the most respectable figure, his net worth is also estimated to be $13 million.