Ntombi Mzolo biography: age, profile, background, husband

Ntombi Mzolo (born 17 December 1984) is a South African actress and television presenter. She gained prominence as a member of the Maskandi group Amaponi. The group was created with her siblings.

To television viewers, she is best known for being the host of the SABC1 music show One. She also hosted the educational show Backyard Science on SABC1.


Ntombi Mzolo biography
Ntombi Mzolo is a renowned radio personality and singer.
Image: Instagram/Ntombi Mzolo.
NameNtombi Ngcobo Mzolo
Born17 December 1984 (age 36 years)
NationalitySouth African
HusbandSizwe Mzolo (m. 2009)
ParentsBheki Ngcobo (father)
Linah Khama (Mother)
OccupationMusician, presenter, actress


The former Metro FM presenter was born on 17 December 1984 into the family of Bheki Ngcobo and Linah “Ebony” Khama. Her parents are popular musicians, her father is also known as Ihhashi Elimhlophe.

Her parents raised her and her siblings and their musical background influenced them.

Her siblings Nkosinathi, Jabu, and Vuyisiwe are founding members of the Maskandi group Amaponi. They formed the group in 1998.

Personal life

In August 2009, Ntombi Mzolo got married to filmmaker Sizwe Mzolo. About five years into the union, she revealed how she wanted to leave her marriage a few months after exchanging her marital vows.


She and her husband had a daughter Vunani Mzolo. Sadly in September 2021, she revealed that her daughter has died. In an interview session, Ntombi shared that her daughter died after a car accident.

I don’t think I am strong enough to talk about it right now, but she lost her life through a car accident. We’re heartbroken and still coming to terms with her passing

Vunani is the second child they had as a couple and the second to die tragically. Six years ago, their newborn child Dunamis died after he was diagnosed with “hypoplastic left heart syndrome”.


She is a popular face on television and is best known for being the host of the SABC1 music show One.

Still, as a television host, she was the brain behind the SABC1 educational shows Backyard Science and Science 4 Life.

In 2010, she dropped her album African Sexy as a solo artist. Two years later, the multi-talent landed a cameo role in the David Kau comedy film Taxi Ride.

She also played a role in Baby Come Duze, a short telefilm, broadcast on Mzansi Magic. In 2013, Ntombi hosted the SABC1 documentary series Come Again?

She also became the host of Gumba Gumba, an eKasi+ music program in 2013.

Ntombi has been nominated for Golden Horn Award for Best TV Presenter. She was also a nominee for Golden Horn Award for Best Presenter in a Music Show.

Social media

Ntombi Mzolo is active on social media accounts and shares pictures and videos of her work, family, and lifestyle. Her pictures and other content receive positive reactions from a follower.

  • Instagram: ntombee_1
  • Twitter: ntombee_1


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