Phumeza Mdabe Biography, Age, Son, Husband, Commercials, TV Shows & Twitter

Phumeza Mdabe (born 15 March 1987) is a South African singer, model, television presenter, and actress. She is famous for taking over the role of Phumi in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners, in 2011.


Phumeza Mdabe Biography
Phumeza Mdabe Smilling to the camera

Her date of birth is 15 March 1987. Phumeza Mdaba is 32 years old.


Phumeza Mdabe’s son Mpilo was diagnosed with cancer and according to Mdabe, her world came to a standstill. “The word cancer never even crossed our minds,” she says.

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Her son, Mpilo, was born with abnormally dark pupils. She and her husband, musician Mnqobi assumed his eye color would change over time. 


She is married to Mnqobi Shota Mdabe, a South African singer, producer, and songwriter.

Movie Career

In 2011, she made an appearance in Intersexions, an SABC1 drama series. Mdabe also played numerous roles in Dube on 2 and Dube on 2 reloaded, SABC2 comedy series.

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She portrayed the role of Hilda in the made-for-TV movie titled Umtshato in 2012. The movie aired on SABC1 as part of the One Love/Soul City campaign.

Mdabe landed a cameo role on Generations, SABC1 soapie, as Sandra Jacobs, a young singer.

Music Career

As a singer, Phumeza Mdabe is signed to Shota Music. She has dropped albums through them including Breathing Out, Just Listen and Hello Happiness.

Mdabe was nominated for a Metro FM Music Award for her album, Just Listen.

She also made an appearance on the second season of the M-Net reality competition Idols in 2003 and was eliminated at the Top 60.

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She has also appeared in many commercials for top brands in South Africa including Ponds, Kelloggs, Jet Stores, Nando’s and Loxion Kulca.

She and Bujy Bikwa hosted the Mzansi Magic/Mzansi Wethu game show Cula Sibonein 2013. The following year, 2014, Mdabe took over as host for Season 3 of the reality show Our Perfect Wedding on Mzansi Magic.


TV Shows

  • A Place Called Home – Season 2
  • Cula Sibone – Season 1
  • Dube on 2 – Season 1&2
  • Generations – Season 1
  • Heist – Season 1&2
  • Idols Season 2
  • Intersexions – Season 1
  • Isidingo – Season 1
  • Our Perfect Wedding – Season 3
  • Sokhulu & Partners – Season 2
  • Unmarried – Season 1



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