Chrispen Nyathi (born c. 1994) is a Zimbabwean actor based in South Africa Thee 28-year-old is best known for playing Pastor Charleston in the Mzansi Magic drama, Diepcity

His role in the drama series earned him his career breakthrough. Nyathi struggled after joining showbiz and thought his breakthrough would come earlier.

Chrispen Nyathi
Chrispen Nyathi biography
Chrispen Nyathi has been acting for over seven years.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Chrispen Nyathi
Born:1994 (age 28 years old)
Place of Birth:Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Education:Hillside Primary School, Bulawayo
Occupation:Actor, singer
Known for:Charleston on DiepCity
Net Worth:R1 million – R3.5 million

Early Life

Chrispen Nyathi was born in 1994. The 28-year-old grew up in Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. 

His father and mother had only him as a child. His grandmother and mother raised him in the large city of Bulawayo. 

Nyathi fell in love with acting at a young age and vowed to appear on television.

His love for acting dates back to his days in Grade five during a school play in Hillside Primary School, Bulawayo. 


Chrispen Nyathi is from Zimbabwe but resides in South Africa. The actor was born, raised, and attended primary school in a large city called Bulawayo.

Nyathi eventually moved to South Africa and has stayed back since then.


Chrispen Nyathi is an actor and aspiring singer who has appeared in many theatre plays and on national television. 

Nyathi plays Pastor Charleston in the Mzansi Magic drama, Diepcity. The character has created an opportunity for him to showcase his singing talent to viewers.

In 2021, Chrispen bagged the Viewer’s Choice Award for best actor at the 2021 Royalty Soapie Awards. 

In 2019, he gained his first feature in a movie he shot. He had been in the entertainment industry for six years before his breakthrough in my sixth year with this role on DiepCity.

The producer of DiepCity, Mandla N, discovered him on Instagram in a live video. 


Chrispen Nyathi acting

Viewers know him as the loving partner of Asanda and a young preacher – Charleston on the Mzansi Magic telenovela DiepCity. He has a mission to draw many souls to the Christian race in the Diepsloot skwatta camp.

Young Charleston Ncube is from Zimbabwe and dreams of owning a big church with large congregants.

Ncube is always ready to pray and starts to sing worship songs at any time. Singing is one thing the actor loves and why he likes the character.

Personal Life

Chrispen made his family proud with his achievements so far. In real life, he also loves God, the church, and singing. He grew up in a typical black family.

Social Media

Nyathi is active across several social media platforms. He posts about work, lifestyle, time with friends, and anything that makes him happy.

On May 23, he shared a picture of him inside a hair salon and thanked Yeye Sbu for a job well done on his hair. 

Net Worth

Award-winning actor Chrispen Nyathi has been in the movie scene for years. He has made television and theater appearances. He has a net worth of R1 million – R3.5 million as of October 2022.