Anele Mdoda Biography: Age, Husband, Sister, Net Worth, House, Baby Daddy, Child & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Anele Mdoda
Real Name: Anele Mdoda
Occupation: Radio Host, Talk Show Host, Disc Jockey, Author
Date Of Birth/Age: 19 May 1984 (38 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: (Unknown)
Education: University of Pretoria


Anele Mdoda is a popular South African Disc Jockey who has also gained recognition as one of the top radio and TV hosts in the country. She is known for hosting many popular TV shows including Celebrity Game Night, Real Talk, The Voice SA and more. She has also hosted red carpet shows for high profile events including The Oscars.

She has stated that she draws inspiration from her close friend, Trevor Noah who hosts The Daily Show in The United States.

Early Life

Anele Mdoda was born in Mthatha, in the eastern parts of the Cape province, South Africa. She and her sister, Thembisa were raised by their parents. Sadly, they lost their mother in 2009.

Her primary and secondary school education were done in the Eastern Cape where she was raised. She furthered her education at The University of Pretoria where she got a degree in Politics and International Relations.

Anele developed a passion for radio at a young age. However, she opted to learn Deejaying while in school. While in the University, in 2004, she met Grant Nash, 5FM’s current programme manager. They found their on-Air working chemistry, helping them build a longterm working relationship.

After graduating the University, she gained employment with Highveld FM (94.7 FM). After suggesting Grant Nash as a co-host to employer, he was hired and they both worked there for all of 2007. They moved on to 5FM in 2008.

Anele hosted SA’s Got Talent with Rob Van Vuuren on SABC 2 from 2009 till 2010. She has also worked on several high profile shows including Miss South Africa beauty pageant, Clash of Choirs South Africa, Tongue In Cheek, Real Talk, The Voice SA, and Celebrity Game Night. She made South Africa proud as one of the red carpet hosts at the 2019 Academy Awards.


Anele Mdoda was born on the 19th of May in 1984.


There is no confirmed information about Anele Mdoda’s marital status. She is known to have been in a long term relationship with Thoba Mkangisa for years now. The couple live with their kids from previous relationships. Back in 2019, Zalebs reported that Thoba was finally ready to tie the knot with the TV show host. He reportedly stated that the first step would be to pay lobola and then take it from there. The couple has chosen to keep intimate details of their relationship private unlike Anele’s former one with Thandie. No one knows if they later got married or not.


Anele Mdoda has an older sister named Thembisa Mdoda. She was born on November 16, 1982 making her 2 years older than Anele.

Net Worth

Due to her success in the Entertainment industry, Anele Mdoda’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. However, she is yet confirm this or reveal the exact estimate of her worth.


Anele Mdoda has not revealed much about her house. However, she hinted on moving into a new house during a paid partnership with Standard Bank on Instagram.

Baby Daddy

While she was in a relationship with Thandie, the couple was blessed with a son, Alakhe Ilizwe. They called it quits in early 2016.


Anele Mdoda and Thandie welcomed their first and only child on August 10, 2015 while they were still dating. They named him Alakhe Ilizwe.

Contact Details

Anele Mdoda is active across several social media platforms via which she connects with her fans. They include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. You can follow her @zintathu.

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