Ronnie Nyakale Biography
Ronnie Nyakale is a South African actor best known for his role as gangster Papa Action in the first season of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo in 1999. The role led to him winning a prestigious award. He is also known for Blood Diamond (2006), Machine Gun Preacher(2011) and Dora’s Peace (2016).
Ronnie Nyakale Age | Ronnie Nyakale Place Of Birth | Ronnie Nyakale Date Of Birth
He was born in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. His date of birth is not available on the internet hence his age is also not known.
Ronnie Nyakale Married | Is Ronnie Nyakale Married
The talented actor is married to Lebogang Mashilo and has a daughter too. Nyakale is private about his life off-screen hence not mush is known about his family.
Ronnie Nyakale Career
He was a cast member of the e.tv soapie Rhythm City and played the role of gangster, Ding Dong. In 2013, he had a starring role in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Naledi as Pheto, a man cheated of his life and well being because of negligence at the mine he works for who puts on his gloves to take on the gigantic mine and earn back his life and dignity.
Ronnie Nyakale Movies
- 2015: The Call as Customer
- 2013: Avenged as Captain Stone
- 2013: Durban Poison as Blackman
- 2011: Lucky as Moli
- 2011: Machine Gun Preacher as AJ
- 2010: State of Violence as Strike
- 2010: Jozi as Feather duster salesman
- 2008: Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema as Zakes Mbolelo
- 1999: Portrait of a Young Man Drowning as Shadow
Ronnie Nyakale Television Shows
- A Place Called Home Season 1& 2 as Sylvester
- eKasi: Our Stories Season 2 as Inno
- End Game Season 1 as Siya Bacqua
- Fallen Season 1 as Khaya Ncube
- Generations Season 1 as Cosmo
- Naledi Season 1 as Pheto
- Rhythm City Season 1 as Ding-Dong
- Silent Witness Season 12 as Mizinga
- Yizo Yizo Season 1 as Papa Action
- iNumber Number – Season 1 as Stone
- Zaziwa Season 1
Ronnie Nyakale Yizo Yizo Video
Ronnie Nyakale Interview with Drum
Tell us about your character on the upcoming film, Conversation With My Brother?
Ronnie Nyakale: I play a typical kasi boy who impregnates a girl while still at high school. Now he has to be a responsible father to his child while he’s still a child himself. He ends up on the wrong side of the law and goes to jail. But there’s a big twist in the story.
Are you selective about the roles you play?
Ronnie Nyakale: I used to be, but not anymore. When I started being selective, I was out of a job for a while. Being selective doesn’t put food on the table, you have to work and use all the opportunities you have to get ahead in life.
Some fans actually believe you may be a thug in real life. True ?or not?
Ronnie Nyakale: People I grew up with would be able to give you an answer on that one.
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How do people react when they see you on the streets or in malls, do they attack you?
Ronnie Nyakale: It was like that when I was in Yizo Yizo (SABC1 drama series), but I think things have changed and people realise I’m not actually like the person I play on TV – it’s just a role I’m portraying.
Are fans mostly well-behaved or do some of them get out of hand?
Ronnie Nyakale: Eish, don’t mention that. I love acting and love my fans, too, but sometimes they behave very badly, especially when they’re drunk. They squeeze my hand real hard when they greet me, sometimes it’s painful, because I guess they want to show how tough they are.
Playing Cosmo on Generations, do you think you would do the same thing to protect your sister in real life?
Ronnie Nyakale: Actually, I’ve been there for a cousin. I once had to intervene when my cousin’s boyfriend came to the house to take her away. I was ?angry because it showed that he had little respect for our home and for me too. For us guys, it’s a disgrace if a guy just walks into your house and behaves like that. But eventually, you reach a point where you have to let go because you realise they’re big girls and they can look after themselves.
Do you have kids?
Ronnie Nyakale: I have a lovely daughter and I’m very fond and protective of her.
Ronnie Nyakale News
Ronnie Nyakale, ‘Cosmo’ Opens Up About Overcoming His Drug Problem To Motivate The Youth Of KZN!
Published: August 24 2018
The best way to motivate the youth lately is to get someone who has been where they are and faced the same challenges that they struggle with.
The youth from KwaSwayimane in KZN received a special and rather meaningful treat for a youth month celebration when they spent the day with Generations: The Legacy actor, Ronnie Nyakale.
Daily Sun reports that the actor who plays Cosmo in the soapie, gave the community the chance to get to know him personally and not as his gangster character he plays on TV. KwaSwayimane has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately with a number of cases being reported where young boys are raping the elderly woman in the community.
The main aim of the Youth Day event was to get public figures to come motivate the young people, more especially the boys to do better in their community and in their school work. The event was hosted by the local pastor, Sphamandla Vidima, who had invited Ronnie Nyakale and Gagasi FM’s DJ Nomfundo Mzolo to speak to the community.
The young people were excited to see Cosmo but his main aim was to let them know how drugs affected his concentration at school and he warned them to stay away from whoonga, nyaope and other drugs that may shorten their lives.
“I remember in grade 9 I was top in my class but when I started using drugs and smoking in grade 10, my March report said I had failed! I was in boarding school and in June I had to tear up my school report because I was ashamed of what my parents would say to me. Stay away from drugs because they will turn you into nothing.”
Ronnie then gave them the opportunity to ask him anything they wanted to know about him. With the time he had spent with the community a number of the kids that attended the event said that they were motivated to do better for themselves because of Ronnie’s story.
It’s great to see that celebrities take the time out to get personal and motivate the youth with their own stories and life challenges.