Nyaniso Dzedze performances

Nyaniso Ntsikelelo Dzedze's firs role on televison was in Ashes to Ashes.


Nyaniso Dzedze (born September 13, 1986) is a South African dancer, actor, and choreographer. He is prominent for starring as the eldest and favorite son, Tsietsi Namane, of the Namanes in the E.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes.

Playing Dr. Dlomo in the E.tv telenovela Durban Gen gained him more prominence. His portrayal of the villainous character was flawless, and many thought about how he would be in real life.

His first acting role on television is in the E.tv soap opera Ashes to Ashes.

Nyaniso Dzedze
Nyaniso Dzedze biography
Nyaniso Dzedze is best known for his starring role as Tsietsi Namane.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Nyaniso Ntsikelelo Dzedze
Born:September 13, 1986 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth:Johannesburg
Nationality:South Africa
Education:BADA Degree
Alma mater:Wits School of Arts
Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaboration
Vuyani Dance Theatre
Spouse:Yana (m. 2018-)
Occupation:Dancer, actor, choreographer
Years active:2015-date
Net Worth:R950 000

Early Life

Nyaniso Ntsikelelo Dzedze was born on September 13, 1986, in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Dzedze obtained a BADA Degree from the Wits School of Arts in 2009. He did a one-year internship at the Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaboration. He also had training with Gregory Maqoma at Vuyani Dance Theatre in 2011.


Nyaniso has featured in many theatre productions like Thabo Rapoo and Nthati Moshesh’s directed Uhami Aji. He appeared in Thato Cele’s directed Wounded Bull and Khutjo Bakunzi’s directed Notes to Beverley. He also performed in James Ngcobo’s directed Thirst.

Nyaniso has appeared in Dance theatre productions like Unknown Equations, Reach Our Soul, Closer Apart, and Fa├žade. His film credits include Ukhamba, Hear Me Move, and the short Trapped by My Wife.

The actor has done many television commercials for top brands. He played The Officeless Guy in a Microsoft Office 365 campaign. 

Nyaniso was the Chef in McDonald’s Grand chicken burgers advert.

Dzedze starred in the e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes in 2015. He played Dr. Dlomo in season two of the E.tv telenovela Durban Gen. 

His character falls in love with a pregnant nurse. 

Personal life

Nyaniso Dzedze family
Dzedze, his wife, and child.

Nyaniso Dzedze married Yana in 2018. Their interracial union made headlines across several media platforms.

They both want their kids to learn both their cultures. He and his wife have given each other the openness to want to honor their cultures.

In August 2021, the couple welcomed their first bundle of Joy. They want their kids to know German-English culture and language and English and Xhosa culture. He has built a body many loves because of his consistency at the gym.

Social Profile

Dzedze has created a community of people that love his television and personal lifestyle. He uses these platforms to promote his performances, dressing style, and others. He is on;

Net worth

Nyaniso Dzedze earns as an actor and from television commercials. He has an estimated net worth of R950 000 as of January 2023. 


The actor made his television debut in 2015 after stage performances for years. He has appeared in these television shows:

  • Ashes to Ashes as Tsietsi Namane
  • Binnelanders as Odyn
  • Durban Gen as Dr Dlomo 
  • Generations as Luzuko
  • iKhaya as MJ
  • Keeping Score as Ntja
  • Red Cake – Not the Cooking Show as Celebrity Guest 
  • Rhythm City as Gift 
  • Unmarried as Bongani