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Lasizwe Dambuza Biography: Age, Net Worth, Family, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination 2024

Lasizwe Dambuza Biography: Age , Net Worth, Family, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination 2024
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Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza, professionally known as Lasizwe, was born on 19 July 1997.

He is a prominent South African media personality, TV host, YouTuber, and social media influencer.

Achieving A-Class Celebrity status in his native country, he captivated audiences with his humorous take on everyday human behavior.

Lasizwe made history as the first African to lead a reality TV show on MTV Africa with “@Lasizwe: Fake It Till You Make It,” which saw three successful seasons in less than two years.

His groundbreaking journey led to his inclusion in the prestigious Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list, underscoring his significant impact on the African entertainment industry.

Born
Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza[1]

19 July 1997 (age 26)

Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Nationality South African
Other names
  • Lasizwe
  • Babes Wamaleyvels
  • Sweerie
  • Nomatriquency
Education Mondeor High School Meredale Primary School
Occupations
  • Actor
  • media personality
  • television personality
  • YouTuber
  • Social Media Sensation
Years active 2015–present
Relatives
  • Khanyi Mbau (half-sister)
YouTube information
Personal information
Born
Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza
Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Channels Lasizwe Dambuza
Years active 2017–2023
Subscribers 760,000+
(24 January 2023)
Total views 87.2 million
(24 January 2023)
Creator Awards
100,000 subscribers 2019
Last updated: 24 January 2023
Website www.lasizwe.co.za

Early Life and Education

Lasizwe, a native of Soweto, South Africa, began his educational journey at Meredale Primary, a diverse primary school located in Meredale, south of Johannesburg.

Later, he continued his studies at Mondeor High School in Mondeor. Sadly, his mother, Lindiwe Dambuza, who worked as a nurse at Lesedi Private Hospital, passed away in 2016.

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She was in a relationship with his father, Menzi Mcunu. Throughout his life, Lasizwe found immense support and guidance from his sister, Zonke Nkabinde.

It was during his teenage years that he started to realize his own identity, recognizing that he was gay at the age of 15.

Career

Before starting his career, Lasizwe’s mother took him for television auditions on a weekly basis across Gauteng from primary school.At the age of 12, she sat him down and explained that the weekly auditions were no longer financially viable for their family.He entered various competitions that gave away phones or audio-visual equipment. It was when he won a phone from a radio competition, which he used to start creating his first batch of content.Using his mother’s laptop to record and learn basic video editing, he stored the videos on DVD discs and watched himself on the TV screen.The urge to be on TV led him to post videos on Facebook, and ultimately create relatable South African content.His first breakout video, Ek Sal Doom Jou, which was a skit based on news reports of a controversial pastor that sprayed the faces of his congregants with insect repellent in church.

The video went viral which led to different brands approaching him for commercials.

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Between 2020 and 2021, he managed to raise R2 million to impact students that were in need of registration fees.

This was in light of the protests that took place in South Africa, where students were protesting for ‘Fees must fall’ and impacted the lives of 313 students, through the “R10 goes a long way” campaign.

In June 2022, he was featured on the Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′. Dambuza dedicated this achievement to his late parents. He wrote on Twitter:

From making videos using a phone in the streets of Pimville Soweto to making it onto #Forbes30Under30. Anything is possible. I dedicate this award to all my parents. I wish I had the opportunity to see their reactions this… Your boy is on FORBES.

Broadcast media

Lasizwe has made appearances on MTV Base Africa’s You Got Got as one of the main presenters, and has presented on SABC 3’s The Scoop Africa and SABC 1’s The Real Goboza. He hosted an outdoor event with Mabala Noise and presented an award at the 2017 South African Hip Hop Awards.

He was featured in a Nando’s TV commercial and on Fanta’s TV commercial as their new teen marketing director. In late 2017 he became a radio presenter on TouchHD.

In 2018 he landed a role in hosting e.tv’s youth show Craz-e World Live as well as VOOV TV’s new show VOOVScoop.

In May 2019, he secured himself a deal to partner with GAME Stores. The deal followed after he had posted a video on his social media platforms that depicted his famed character “Nomatriquency” undergoing an interview for a position at GAME.

In July 2020, he starred on the Netflix movie, Seriously Single.

In November 2020, he was the host of the SABC 1 and Telkom music show, Telkom Monate Vibes.

In September 2021, he partnered with Steers in the #NomatriquencyxSteers campaign that saw his famed character Nomatriquency getting a job at the brand.

Later that year, he was the host of a Comedy Central Roast spin-off show.

On 1 April 2022, he starred on the e.tv television series Durban Gen.

He is also set to make a cameo appearance on the African Netflix serie, Savage Beauty.

In August 2022, Lasizwe won two Prism Awards for his online persona Nomatriquency. On 3 September 2022, he hosted the South African Film and Television Awards.

Music

In December 2017, he was featured in Babes Wodumo and Ntando Duma’s music video for the song “Jiva Phez’kombhede”.

YouTube

Lasizwe is a YouTuber with more than 80 million views on his videos. In April 2019, Lasizwe received the silver play button from YouTube for reaching 100,000 subscribers

Endorsements

In early 2018 Lasizwe became Teen Marketing Director for Fanta.He was nominated for a Feather Award for Social media Personality of the Year, and presented with a People’s Choice Award in 2021.He has also been named one of the top YouTubers in South African under the age of 24. In 2021, he was nominated as The E! African Social Star.He is also the first South African to secure an endorsement deal for a fictional character that he named “Nomatriquency”.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Generations
Himself
Extra, soap opera
2015 Dinner With Vuzu
Contestant, TV show
2017 MTV You Got Got
Main cast, TV show
The Scoop Africa
The Real Gaboza
2018 Craz-e World Live
VOOVScoop
MTV You Got Got
2019–present @Lasizwe: Fake It till You Make It
2022 Durban Gen Occurring role

Awards and recognition

Year Award Category Result
2018 Avance Media Awards Ranked #7 on the 100 most influential young South Africans Won
Lifestyle category Won
2019 Feather Awards Social Media Personality of the Year Nominated
2021 People’s Choice Awards African Social Star 2021 Nominated
2022 2022 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards Favourite personality Nominated

 

 

 

 


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