Mandla N Biography: Age, Production, Net Worth, Wife, Films, Awards

Mandla N (born 9 April), formerly known as Mandla Ndimande is a South African musician, producer, and entrepreneur. He is prominent for being a member of the music group Gang of Instrumentals.

He played the role of the rich Themba Khumalo in the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la for 5 years. He continued to play the role in the spinoff series Ses’Top La.

Mandla N.
Mandla N biography
Popular Mandla N. was born Mandla Ngcongwane and is formerly known as Mandla Ndimande.
Background Informaton
Name:Mandla Ndimande
Other Names:Mandla N.
Born:9 April
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Musician, producer, and entrepreneur.
Wife:Tumi Masemola (div.)
Company:Black Brain Pictures
Best Known as:Themba Khumalo in City Ses’la
Net Worth:R14 million

Early Life

Mandla N. was born on 9 April and his parents named him Mandla Ngcongwane. He is formerly addressed by Mandla Ndimande. He registered in primary and secondary school in South Africa.

The upbringing he underwent as a child has helped him as an adult. He is yet to talk about his parents, siblings, and other family members.


He attended and matriculated at De La Salle College in Victory Park. After graduating from college in 1999, Mandla enrolled at AFDA. In 2001, he completed his studies at AFDA.

During his time at the institution, his acting talent stood him out. He was a recipient of the award for Best Screen Actor.


Mandla Ngcongwane is a renowned actor, producer, entrepreneur, and producer. His acting roles brought him prominence and he is best known for playing Themba Khumalo in the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la.

He landed the role in 2005 until 2010 and appeared in its spinoff series Ses’Top La. He has also appeared in other television series like seasons 1 and 2 of The Lab as a Business Analyst. He also appeared as himself in Season 5 of Zaziwa.

Mandla N appeared in the second season of 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls. The multi-talented man has also tried doing music. He was famous for being in the music group Gang of Instrumentals.

After he completed his studies in AFDA, he and a fellow AFDA graduate started a production company called Black Brain Pictures.

Personal Life

Mandla N was married to a former member of the music band Tumi Masemola. Together, they are founding members of the production company Black Brain Pictures. They lived together as a couple for sixteen years.

After their divorce, he took his wife to court after filing an R2.2 million lawsuit against her. Mandla claimed that his wife wasn’t authorized to withdraw a total of R2.2 million.

Later in 2017, she made it open that she was no more a partner at Black Brain pictures. According to her, she had resigned.


2021 Nominee
SAFTA Golden Horn
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama
Lockdown (2018)
2020 Nominee
SAFTA Golden Horn
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama
Lockdown (2018)


  • 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls as Mandla N
  • City Ses’la as Themba Khumalo
  • Lockdown as Driver
  • SAFTAs as Presenter – Himself
  • Ses’Top La as Themba Khumalo
  • The Lab as Business Analyst
  • Zaziwa as Himself

Net Worth

Mandla N has acquired many properties and has many possessions of luxury. He owns the company Black Brain Pictures and has also landed contracts worth millions of Rand. According to The Nation, Mandla N is worth R14 million. 

He has grown to be a big name in the South African entertainment industry. 


Do you love this article? Get similar updates on social media. Stay connected on Twitter, Facebook. Original article on The Nation.

Want to Submit Your Biography?

Disclaimer! Each content published on The Nation is for education-related purposes. Contact us to make corrections or contributions.

Was this article helpful?