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The top 8 of SA celebs who are actually not original South Africans

South Africa is a recommended as the best when it comes to democracy, and everyone is treated normally regardless of where they’re originally coming from. There are so many celebrities who you never knew that they’re actually not South Africans. See the 8 of them below:

1. Amanda Du Pont

This 32 year old Skeem Saam actress who plays ‘Lelo Mthiyane’ was born at Manzini in Swaziland (Eswatini).

Later on, she moved to Mpumalanga province in South Africa. She started her acting career in 2006, remember her on the SABC 1 drama series; The place called home?

2. Connie Ferguson

Connie Ferguson is best known as ‘Karabo’ which is the character name she used to play in Generations.

This 50 year old actress, film- maker/ producer and a business woman was born in Kimberley but raised in Botswana. Connie is currently on the Mzansi Magic’s soapie; The Queen, which is also one of her stories she has produced so far.

3. Sha-sha

Charmaine Shamiso Mpambiro is professionally known by the name “Sha Sha”. She is the popular musician who’s originally from Zimbabwe.

This 26 year old got more fame through the song ‘Tendor love’ which is loved by so many South Africans.

4. Luthuli Dlamini

Do you remember him acting on the SABC 1’s popular soapie; Generations? He was play the character of Scott Nomvete.

Well, this 54 year old veteran actor was born at Zimbabwe. However he has acted in so many drama stories of South Africa and he’s labelled as someone who has a good English accent.

5. Silas Monyatsi

He is best known by the name ‘Bra Mike’ which is the character name he was playing on Mzansi Magic’s drama series; Gomora.

This 49 year old was born in Lesotho at Maseru; Thaba Bosiu but grew up in Koalabata. He is also known for his work on Nna Sajene Kokobela (2001)

6. Nadia Nakai

Nadia Nakai Kandava is a South African rapper and songwriter. She made her first television appearance on the e.tv hip hop show Shiz Niz where she won the Mixtape 101 competition,

This 30 year old was born in South Africa. Her father is South African and her mother is Zimbabwean. She studied Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies at Monash University, Johannesburg.

7. Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso is a writer, actor, and director. Do you remember him in early 2000 playing the character of Khaya in Generations?

This 46 year old was born in Nigeria and he grew up in the university town of Ife. He studied drama at The University of Cape Town, in South Africa. He even won The Standard Bank Young Artist Of The Year Award in 2007

8. Dj Fresh

Thato Sikwane is disk jockey who is professionally known by the name DJ Fresh. He is a former Motswana radio DJ, producer and entrepreneur based in South Africa.

DJ Fresh was born and raised at Gaborone in Botswana. In 1994, he moved to South Africa to study, and 17 years later he was radio broadcaster. Radio broadcasting is a family occupation, because Fresh met his wife Thabiso Sikwane on the job_she was reading news on his show when they both worked for YFM.