Simphiwe Ngema Biography
Simphiwe Ngema also known as Simz is a South African actress, singer, MC, presenter, and choreographer. She was born on August 29, 1989, in Klipspruit, Soweto Johannesburg South Africa. She has two sisters, an elder and a younger one. She went to Boston Media House where she studied Journalism.
Simphiwe Ngema Age
Simphiwe Ngema was born on 29th August 1989 in Klipspruit, Soweto in Johannesburg.
Simphiwe Ngema Husband
Dumi Masilela and Ngema dated secretly out of the public eye for months before introducing their union to their family and their fans. They tied the knot in a colorful traditional wedding in May 2017. Pictures of their gorgeous wedding surfaced online with fans congratulating them on their union.
Simphiwe Ngema Pregnant
The family of late Rhythm City actor and musician Dumi Masilela has denied reports that their son’s widow, Simphiwe, is pregnant. A fake news report claimed Simphiwe had been 10-weeks pregnant when her husband died.
Simphiwe Ngema Movies
Ngema began her career at a young age. She credits her parents for encouraging her to pursue her dream. However, she credits Duma Ndlovu, the creator of Muvhango, for starting off her career. He allowed her to start her career when he invited her to take part in one of his plays, The Game, that ran in Durban from 15th to 24th December 2016. In 2017 Simphiwe Ngema was part of Vuzu’s reality live show Preachers Kids.
She featured as the second daughter of Given Ngema, who in 1998, founded Christ is Lord church in Zuurberkom, Gauteng, west of Johannesburg. This 8-part series featured some of the most prominent preacher’s kids in South Africa such as Pinky. She also played Thuli on the (South African Broadcasting Corporation) SABC 2 show Muvhango- created by Duma Ndlovu.
Muvhango is a South African television soap opera that was first produced in Tshivenda language and has had a good run since its debut. It later became multilingual so as to be inclusive, showcase different cultures, and prove that different cultures and languages can unite South Africa.
Later that year, she left the show after her part was supposedly written off the script. It was during her exit from the show that her relationship with Dumi Masilela came to light. At the time, they had already been living together and were very much in love according to a close source. In 2018, Simphiwe Ngema’s career took off again. She debuted in The Queen – a popular drama series that airs on Thursday night. She plays the part of Slay Queen Buhle on the show.
Simphiwe Ngema & Dumi Masilela
Dumi Masilela rose to fame first as a soccer player before turning to be a musician. After a car accident that greatly affected his soccer career, Dumi turned to sing. He tried out for Idols SA season 8 and made it to the top 18.
His easy-going nature in the competition opened other doors for him, and he found himself acting with his most major film role was at Rhythm City. However, he continued producing music even as he acted. Most of the unfinished tracks were produced posthumously.
Simphiwe Ngema Husband Death
Simphiwe Ngema and Dumi Masilela kept their relationship off social media for quite a while. They had a low profile life even before they got married. On May 2017, the two tied the knot in a beautiful intimate wedding. On August 2, 2017, Dumi Masilela lost his life.
He was with a friend when it happened. In the botched hijacking, they shot at the jeep while he was driving. The hijackers managed to get away but Dumi sustained several injuries, and the friend had to rush him to hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to death due to the injuries, making the official Dumi Masilela age at death 29 years old.
Siphiwe Ngema Music
After the shock wore off, Simz Ngema worked on producing music that Dumi Masilela was working on before his sudden demise. The music was compiled into an album- Eternal Crush- that was produced under the record label Simphiwe Ngema. The album includes Yena, a heartfelt song Dumi wrote for his wife. Eternal Crush was officially released on 6th December 2018.
The song list includes;
- Destiny (feat Gzy Falour)
- Uphushiwe (feat Global Decaphfe)
- Diphiri (feat Gzy Falour)
- Phansi (feat Global Decaphfe)
Siphiwe Ngema & Mbongeni Ngema
Ngema is a common name in South Africa, mostly associated with those in public. Simphiwe Ngema is related to Mbongeni Ngema who is her father’s uncle. That makes him her great uncle.
The two have worked together on a small production where Simphiwe got to introduce herself to the Sarafina star. However, they are not close, and the production did nothing to forge a lasting relationship. Renowned for his production of Sarafina, Mbongeni Ngema is a force in his own right. His marriage to the Sarafina star, Leleti Khumalo, helped to ingrain his name in many people’s hearts across the globe.