Jessica Nkosi: Five Questions Answered

Jessica Nkosi

If you are the type who watches a lot of shows on TV, such as MTV Base and Channel O, then you should know Jessica Nkosi very well. If you are not one for TV shows, you still should know Jessica for the plenty she brings to the show world as a presenter and as an actress. However, there are some things about her you may not know, in fact, we suspect many of them. To do this we made them out as questions and we proffer the answers.

Where is Jessica Nkosi From?

Jessica Nkosi is from in Empangeni, South Africa. he actress was born in January 1990 to Jabu Nkosi and Nhlanhlayethu Ntuli. After completing her high school education, she moved to the University of KwaZulu-Natal to study Law. However, she failed Criminal Law twice and perhaps might have realized that being a lawyer is not her calling. While thinking of what next move to take at the school’s university cafeteria, she signed up for the drama department, and in 2012, Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Performance degree.

After her graduation, she moved to Johannesburg to pursue her dream of becoming a famous actress. She soon landed her a role in what would become one of South Africa’s most popular daytime drama series “Isibaya”. Jessica Nkosi is 30 years old.

Who played the role of Qondi Ngubane in “Isibaya”?

In 2013, Jessica landed the role of Qondi Ngubane in the daily drama series “Isibaya”. The drama revolves around 2 powerful taxi business families and their conflicts, rivalries, their daily lives, and the issues around their lives. It was created by Angus Gibson, Desiree Markgraaff, Teboho Mahlatsi & Catherine Stewart. The production of the series started in 2013, the same year she made her debut, it was as if the show was waiting for her.

Her character developed over the years went from being the girl serving the tea to being the queen who was served. She has a super close relationship with the character Thandeka played by Nomzamo Mbatha.

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However, in March 2020, there were rumors that the actress was leaving the show which raised so many concerns because, in recent times, many top casts like Nomzamo Mbatha and Menzi Ngubane left the show moving on to other endeavors.

Speaking with news24, “Yes, I am leaving the show. But I am still shooting my last scenes right now. I am not sure how Qondi is going to exit the show, but I will know in the coming weeks as I am having a meeting with the production team,” she said. The actress once took a break from the show some time to focus on theater productions. Her exit also made people believe that the producers are and scriptwriters have run short of stories and are about to bottle the series. But Mzansi Magic confirmed her exit and said nothing about the show. “Jessica Nkosi will exit the show [Isibaya] as someone who is heading to Ghana to pursue other ventures in the show. Production often creates a story with someone travelling to allow them to take a break or to focus on other projects,” said Philly Kubheka.

Aside from her role in “Isibaya” she has appeared in “Ayeye” another Mzansi Magic production. She revealed she wants to play the role of a villain in her upcoming roles. “I have a list of the characters I want to play. I’m not even close to completing my list. I want to play a superhero; I want to play the villain who kills everybody; I want to play the druggy on the street; I want to play a man even. I want to be able to gain weight to play a certain character. I always think of Charlize Theron who gained weight to be in Monster, and I’m like, that’s what I want to do,” she told Drum magazine in 2017. Scriptwriters, over to you guys.

In 2017, she made her TV presenter debut as co-host on BET’s A-List alongside her Isibaya co-star Nomzamo Mabtha. She has also made appearances on numerous award shows such as the Channel O Music Video Awards, the MTV Africa Music Awards, V-Entertainment, and other shows. She has appeared on variety shows such as MTV’s Lip Sync Battle Africa as a celebrity guest. She first appeared on Our Perfect Wedding show as a guest presenter and later went on to host the show for the next season

Who is Jessica Nkosi married to?

There was a period when this question would have been difficult to answer, but not anymore. Jessica Nkosi is not married and she has never been married. She was in a romantic relationship with Uzalo actor Ntokozo Dlamini. The call by fans for the two to get married was so strong. While the two didn’t take fans on this, they made babies. They welcomed a baby Namisa Dlamini in September 2018.

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Then it happened. Jessica revealed that Ntokozo was cheating on her.  She sent a strong message to the unknown woman who snatched the father of her child from her. “To you who is seeing the father of my child behind my back. You are free to be with him fully now. *No more hiding lol*,” she wrote. Jessica added in a separate post: “And yes… I am heartbroken, shattered actually but you know what I will be fine… Good in fact.” Is Jessica Nkosi fine now? maybe. Even though she is not married to TK, both are raising their baby together.

Is Jessica Nkosi related to Mbali Nkosi?

Both actresses are not related but they are close friends. Fans mistake them to be sisters and sometimes they play the good and bad cop leading people on. “Lol. When @jessicankosi says I’m the younger sister but I’m older AND I’m not annoying. Well, I think I’m not #nkosiladies #zulugirls,” Mbali wrote on Instagram in October 2015.

How rich is the actress?

Jessica Nkosi is said to have a net worth of one million dollars. Don’t quote us.

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