Andile Gaelesiwe (born 13 September 1973 in Soweto) is a South African kwaito singer, songwriter. She is also a sexual rights campaigner and TV presenter.
Andile is popular for hosting the SABC1 docu-reality series Khumbul’ekhaya, since 2006. She is also credited by her married name, Andile Carelse.
- Name: Andile Gaelesiwe
- Age: 46 years old
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Actress, singer, songwriter, sexual rights campaigner, TV presenter.
- Place of birth: Soweto
She was born on the 13th of September 1973. Andile Gaelesiwe is 46 years old.
She confirmed that she was love with Leslie Musina, a Muvhango actor.
“Over time I learnt to like myself and appreciate my body. I changed that inner voice to a positive one.
Now I love everything about myself. I realize that self-love and being comfortable in your own skin is the most important thing before being a wife, girlfriend or even a friend.”
She shared that she was was abused sexually as a child which influenced her decision to not have children.
Following her experience on child abuse, Andile revealed that she scared that her kids would have the same experience.
“I struggled with the idea of having kids of my own. I feared they too would experience what I did.”
She has been in music since her early twenties (20s). She dropped albums in South Africa and one single with BMG records.
She trained at Yfm radio station in Johannesburg. Andile’s interest in the non-profit world led her to Yfm to start a department called YCARES.
She has made considerable contact in the areas of HIV/AIDS, education, entrepreneurship, education, and sexual violence.
Andile made a shocking reveal of how she was raped by her father at the age of eleven (11). She also consulted with experts in the field of sexual abuse and also arranged meetings with groups of callers.
Later, she was asked to present Khumbul’ekhaya, a docu-reality show.
She was as the host of the shoe Before I Do, a Mzansi Magic reality show in 2019.
The show helps couples tackle challenges they face taking their relationship to the next level.
- I Am – S 1
- Khumbul’ekhaya – S 1-12
- My Perfect Family – S 3
- Ses’Top La – S 4
- The South African Music Awards – S 20
- “6 Things We Learned About Andile Gaelisiwe“. W24, Phila Tyekana retrieved 2020-29-01.
- “Andile Gaelesiwe“. TVSA retrieved 2020-29-01.