Fezile Makhanya profile


Fezile Makhanya (born July 13, 1984), formerly Nkosifezile L. Makhanya, is a South African television presenter and actor. The multifaceted personality current plays Mncedisi in Isono on BET.

The 38-year-old has honed his performance in the entertainment industry. As an actor, television viewers know him as Andile from Abo Mzala and a participant in the real gospel competition.

Fezile Makhanya
Fezile Makhanya biography
Fezile Makhanya in 2021.
Background Information
Full Name:Nkosifezile L. Makhanya
Other Names:Fezile Makhanya
Born:July 13, 1984 (age 38 years)
Place of Birth:KwaZulu-Natal
Nationality:South African
Education:Financial Risk Management
Alma mater:University of South Africa
Wife:Nondyebo Dzingwa
Sibling:Sihle Makhanya
Occupation:Actor, Presenter
Years Active::2006 – date
Net Worth:R6.7 million

Early Life

Fezile Makhanya was born on July 13, 1984, in Esikhawini, now called Esikhaleni, in KwaZulu-Natal. He comes from an entrepreneurial family. His parents advised and supported him while he grew up.

Growing up, Makhanya developed an interest in rugby and athletics. He was so devoted and passionate about sports. He received a scholarship to study at a prestigious school in Durban.


As a sports enthusiast, Nkosifezile loved sports and played rugby and athletics. His talent earned him a scholarship to study at Glenwood High School in Durban.

After his matriculation, Nkosifezile attended the University of South Africa. He majored in Financial Risk Management. The talented actor also completed the registered person exam in Equities. 


Nkosifezile journey in the entertainment industry started when he did an advert for Ricoffy. Later, he became a video jockey for Channel O.

Throughout his acting journey, he has appeared in many television shows like E.tv soap opera Backstage. He also appeared in the crime series Jozi Streets.

On Generations and Gaz’lam, Nkosifezile played cameo roles. His love for sports earned him the leading role of Sbu on the soccer drama series Zone 14.

After a nationwide search for new presenters, Fezile became a brand ambassador for SABC1 in 2006. On July 1, 2006, he started to work as a continuity presenter after competing in the Multilingual category.

SABC1 terminated his contract as a continuity announcer in 2008. He started to host the SABC1 magazine show Countdown 2010 alongside Lebo Motsoeli and Eugene Khoza in June 2008. In 2009, he hosted the E.tv sports game show, No Sweat Golden Goal.

Fezile appeared in season two, episode four of the E.tv drama series eKasi: Our Stories as Ben. He hosted season two of the ONE Gospel reality competition Shine in 2011. He played a guest starring role in an episode of iNkaba, an Mzansi Magic telenovela, in 2012.

In 2015, Fezile also starred as Sandile in season three of the Ferguson Film production Rockville. He made a guest appearance in season four in 2016.

In 2016, Nkosifezile starred as Kuti Daniels in season three of the SABC1 drama series Tempy Pushas. 

Alongside Kope Makgae, he hosted the SABC2 game show Fundis in 2017.


Fezile entered the entertainment industry in 2006 after quitting a rugby scholarship. He moved into showbiz and got his first onscreen role after featuring in Ricoffy adverts. Later, he joined Channel O as VJ.

The television personality continued to expand his horizon by trying out other opportunities. He landed many roles on television shows and presented for live events.


Fezile Makhanya is a speaker and has MCed many events, occasions, and ceremonies. He has performed in many events in the government and private sector.


Makhanya has MCed in the following government departments:

  • Police
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Health
  • Tourism


In the private sector, Fezile Makhanya has MC’d for:

  • Coca Cola
  • Shield
  • MTN
  • FNB
  • Multichoice
  • Supersport
  • ETV
  • SABC
  • Mc Donald’s
  • KFC
  • SAB
  • Vodacom
  • Cell-C

Personal Life

Fezile Makhanya child
Fezile Makhanya is a proud father.


Fezile Makhanya married miss Earth 2010, Nondyebo Dzingwa, in a traditional ceremony at Ramsgate in KwaZulu Natal. Since they got married, his wife has stayed off media circles.


Ngosifezile has a sibling in the spotlight, Sihle Makhanya. His sister was a finalist in the 2015 Miss South Africa pageant.

Social Media

Fezile Makhanya has several social profiles but has little time for them. He posts about his darling wife, kids, and work. Most times, he is with his wife and child. He is on Instagram with over 112k followers.

Net Worth

Fezile Makhanya has been in the showbiz industry for over fourteen years. He is now a household name in the South African entertainment space. 

Together with his wife, he runs a financial marketing firm. He has a net worth of R6.7 million as of 2022.


Abo Mzala as Andile
Zone 14 as Sbu
No Sweat Golden Goal as Host
Rented Family as Sonny Boy
Jozi Streets as Sgt. Tokyo
Tempy Pushas as Kuti Daniels
Isibaya as Hlongwane
Shine as Host
Rockville as Sandile
Intersexions as Jabu
Muvhango as Muzi
The Executives as Cast Member
Uzalo as Mpumelelo
Isono as Mncedisi Bhengu
The Queen as Tebogo Ncube
Housekeepers as Khwezi
Unmarried as Donald
iNkaba as Celebrity Client
Harvest as Andile
Gomora as Nkosinathi Cele
Gaz’lam as Jabulile’s Boyfriend
Fundis as Host
eKasi: Our Stories as Ben
Countdown 2010 as Host
Black Tax as Pastor Joshua
Binnelanders as Mnqobi