Mlungisi Mathe (born 14 July 1990 in Zonkizizwe) is a South African actor. He was cast as Emkay on Skeem Saam, a soap opera broadcast on SABC1.
His character is loved despite being corrupt and a womanizer. Aside from acting, he is also a musician known by the stage name Skhandi Boy.
|Name||Mlungisi Bafana Motloung Mathe|
|Other names||Skhandi Kid|
|Born||14 July 1990 (age 31 years)|
|Baby mama • Girlfriend||Nonduh Mkhize|
|Child||Queen Nandz Xoxo|
This influenced his beliefs and he was active in activities in his church. He continued to take part in the activities in his church until he became a youth leader for his church.
His love for God and church activities could only wax stronger and later he became a Pastor.
Before appearing on screen, he participated in theatres productions. In the early days of his career, Mathe landed a role in John Kani and Wiston Ntshona’s theatre piece titled The Island.
He played a huge role in the founding of the theatre group Black Brains in Action Production.
Later, he appeared among other hopefuls auditioning for a role onscreen. His impressive performance earned him a role in the soap opera Rhythm City.
His role on the South African soapie is his debut on television. He captured the hearts of television viewers with his role. Later, he landed the role of Emkay on Skeem Saam.
The role shot him into the spotlight and gained him prominence. The character is a corrupt and stubborn young man. In reality, his personality is different.
Skhandi Kid is the name he answers to whenever he is doing music. With many singles to his name, Mathe has entertained many music lovers across the country.
His singing profession could be traced down to his tender days when he sang in church. He loved to sing during occasions in the church.
Mlungisi Mathe is dating Nonduh Mkhize for over four years, since 2017, and met his girlfriend in Joburg. The love birds are proud parents to Queen Nandz Xoxo. He takes to social media to express his love for her in writing.
The popular Skeem Saam actor answered his ancestral calling and is practicing sangoma. Though, he is still going through ukuthwasa and shared in an interview that “the journey was confusing”.
“Fortunately, there are things I already knew and understood. Although it’s been hectic, lots of things were revealed to me. I found out about stuff I didn’t know about myself, stuff I didn’t understand from a young age. I now understand why some things happened,”
According to him, he became aware from a young age and it took him a while to accept his calling.
“I found out I had amadlozi before I was even 15. There were spirits that haunted me, but I didn’t know what was happening. It was sometimes dreams and visions at other times”
According to him, “he’s not just a sangoma but a spiritualist and medium.”
He is active on social media and the platform provides him with the reach he needs as a music artist and an actor. He shares content on his handles on social media and receives positive feedback.
On Instagram, his account accommodates over 283k followers and 305k followers on Twitter.
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