Thembi Seete Biography: Age, Family, Education, Career, Business, Controversy, Fashion

She will do anything to get to the top.

By | Jan 20, 2020, 07:15 PM

When you think of Thembi Seete, you think of a go getter and one who would do just about anything to get to where she wants to be. There's nothing that Thembi has not done to achieve her goals, in business even in health, she gives it her all.

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Thembi Seete is a presenter, an actor, and a singer with an amazing and flourishing career. When she started, she was part of a singing group, but the group split and this made her take the journey of being a solo artist. She had many gigs, even hosting shows on TV, presenting on radio and acting as well.

Besides her good looks, Thembi's career would leave one wondering how she managed to have it all figured out and get to where she is today.

Here's a look at Thembi Seete's life and how her journey to success has been.

Thembi Seete Age


Thembi was born on the 25th March 1977 in Soweto, Gauteng province. She is turning 43 years. Talk about being a sweet 16, Thembi does not look like someone in her forties.

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Thembi Seete Family


Thembi was born to Rebecca and sadly her father passed away who she always remembers to pay tribute to. She grew up in Sebokeng in the Vaal where she stayed with her aunt and uncle.

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Thembi couldn't help to show appreciation on her first mother's day and she is a proud mother too.

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In 2019, she threw her son Dakalo, a lavish first birthday party because that's the kind of mom she is. She will do anything for her boy. She is so overprotective of her baby, she does not even share pictures of him.

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Thembi Seete Boyfriend


The singer is very private when it comes to her love life. However, at a wedding in Mauritius she was spotted posing for a picture next to Cashflow and his girl with her boyfriend and businessman Collen Mashawana.

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In May 2018, it was reported that Thembi was engaged and Collen had already introduced her to his family. 

Thembi Seete Career


Thembi is best known as one of the members of the kwaito supergroup Boom Shaka, from 1994-2000. After the group split, she launched a solo career and everything seemed to fall into place. In the year 2018, Thembi shared a heartfelt message of how she remembered her friend, Lebo Mathosa.

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She played a minor role in the 2000 film Hijack Stories, but first made her mark in the hard-hitting controversial SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo. She also sang the popular track Sure Ntombazana for the soundtrack to Yizo Yizo 2 which was a stepping stone for her music career.

In 2001 Thembi released her debut solo album “Lollipop” which was a resounding success and was followed up by a second album Smatsatsa, featuring hits like Shayi Zandla and Mphate Kahle as well as featuring kwaito sensation Skwatta Kamp.

Between 2000 and 2004, she landed a role at Gaz'lam, which is a drama series at SABC1. In this series, she played the role of Lerato. in 2005 she landed a role in 'Crossing the Line', which is an African movie that was made for TV. Here, she pulled the role of Pumla. in 2006 she had the chance to play the leading role in SABC1's Zone 14; a soccer drama series. Here, she played the role of Nina Moloi for the four seasons of the show. 

Do you still remember Jika Majika? Thembi took the show through the first ten seasons that went on until 2012. If you enjoy watching Rhythm City, in 2015 she landed herself a gig on the soapie where she played the role of Bongi

Not only does she dabble in the entertainment industry, but she is also the brands ambassador for Ponds SA and her skin is always glowing.

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She also owns a make-up range and runs a beauty bar called Azuri with Mbali Nkosi and Sharon Khuzwayo.

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Thembi Seete Controversy


Just like everybody else, The has had her insecurities about her body. Thembi was obsessed with super skinny which led her to try out crash diets and even starving herself.

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Thembi Seete Fashion


There's no denying that Thembi is a fashion that many people look up to. Regardless of the event, she surely knows how to turn heads wherever she goes.

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Thembi Seete truly is an inspiration to many young people in Mzansi. In everything that she does, she has shown nothing, but resilience, determination and strength. She is that lady that oozes a lot of positive energy and she is one that you would definitely want to have as a friend.

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