Cebolenkosi Mthembu biography AKA Nyawo from Uzalo.

Cebolenkosi Mthembu
Cebolenkosi Mthembu

Cebolenkosi Mthembu biography, date of birth and he is known as Captain Nyawo from Uzalo.

Name: Cebolenkosi Mthembu

Born: 15 April

From: Manguzi, KwaZulu Natal

Occupation: Singer, Actor, Radio presenter and Electrician

Nationality: South African

Gender: Male

Nickname: Mr Vibe

Personal life history

Cebolenkosi Mthembu is a South African Actor, Singer, Radio presenter and Electrician. He celebrated his birthday every 15 April and the year is not yet known. Mr Mthembu is from Manguzi, KwaZulu Natal in Northern Cape and grew up in village in Umhlabayalingana at KwaNgwanase. Most people knows her as Mr Vibe, he got his nickname when he was working at Maputaland radio station. His favorite food is Stamp samakinati. Also he love running and he was part of comrades marathon in 2018 and he completed the race.

Cebolenkosi Mthembu

Mthembu acting career.

Before he started acting on Uzalo, he was a starring in Mzansi Magic Movie called Umcebo Wegazi. The movie was first aired on the 7 July 2014. In 2015, he joined Uzalo as Detective Nyawo. His character was not popular until when he was promoted to Captain Nyawo. Most people calls him Mr Oxford Dictionary due his vocabulary he used while acting. He first appeared on the screen on Uzalo in December 2016 during the season 2.

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Other career he pursued

He is not just in acting but is also an Electrician by profession, he works at Eskom. When interviewed by Drum’ how he manage to be acting as well as working ‘.
“I normally shoot early in the morning or late afternoon. Unless it is a pressing matter, then I normally take leave,” he explains.

Cebolenkosi Mthembu

Besides that he is also a radio presenter for a community radio station in Durban called Imbokodo FM. He loves singing as well so he sings at church choir.
“I love singing, but we only practice on Sundays and Saturdays are for radio,” he said

How Cebolenkosi lost his voice and regained it?

After he was diagnosed with Covid-19, he isolated himself until the expected time to recover. His father was also affected by the virus and he died on 3 January 2020. So after being quarantined he went back to work but his voice just disappeared. He consulted a Doctor who prescribed him to Covid-19 medication. According to the symptoms of Covid-19 it is said that it also affect voice chords. He tried to drink honey, and Vitamin C supplements but nothing was working.

Due to his voiceless at that time he was very scared that he will loose his job. Apparently his voice came back and was able to go back to act and continue being a radio presenter.
He also shared how Covid-19 affected him not to attend his father’s funeral. Truly, he wanted to be there to protect his family even to arrange his father’s funerals. Due to the pandemic he could not make it.

This is what he had to say.

“I was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the beginning of this year. My father was too. He died on 3 January. After my self-isolation, I was cleared of Covid, so I went back to work. But my voice just disappeared this month. I went back to consult a doctor, but he gave me something for Covid. I have tried drinking honey, Vitamin C supplements, but nothing is working.

At the community radio presenters like myself hope big radio stations would hire them for their new changes. But honestly, which radio stations could hire someone who is voiceless. I’m scared; I don’t know what to do now. My voice is my everything. Now I have lost it I feel like I’m losing everything.”

“Covid-19 has brought me a double heartache. While fighting it, I’m also hurting that I couldn’t bid farewell to my father or even arrange his funeral arrangement as his firstborn. I didn’t have a choice but to protect everyone. This is the time to be safe and protect each other. It hurts that our parents are leaving because of this pandemic.”