Sello Maake kaNcube was born in Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa in 1960. He later moved to Atteridgeville, Pretoria, where he grew up. Between 1975 and 1977 he went back to live in Soweto and inadvertently became part of the 1976 Soweto Uprising.’ As a child, he enjoyed reciting poetry, and the experience of watching movies is where he got his inspiration and passion for acting from. Hugely inspired by the late South African playwright and director Gibson Kente, he got his professional debut and gone on to establish a formidable career as an actor and director.
Maake kaNcube’s career spans over 40 years in the industry. He is famous for touring The Lion King, as Mufasa and leading a ground-breaking all African cast in ‘Generations’.
He received his honorary SOTIGUI award in November 2021 for his contribution within the African creative industry. FNB Vita also Awarded him Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy. In 2000/2001 he won the Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama. Most notably, he won the Dalro Award for Best Actor for ‘The Suit’. In 2011 he won the Naledi award for best actor playing Mandela, in the Rivonia Trial.
On Skeem Saam, he plays the character of Ntate Kganyago. An elegant, good looking and intelligent man. Someone that people seem to be drawn to. He quickly got into a romantic relationship with Jacobeth. From the outside it seems like the perfect relationship, full of spoils, love and laughter. But there are serious red flags that ‘Jacobeth’ is oblivious to. Everyone will soon realise that Ntate Kganyago isn’t the man he masks himself to be.
See how it all unfolds on #SkeemSaam every weeknight on SABC 1 at 18.30pm