|Actor, Presenter, Businessman
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|11 April 1990 (33 Years Old
|Place of Birth:
|Soweto, South Africa
|Zenokuhle Maseko (Wife)
Lawrence Maleka is a famous South African actor, host, and presenter. He gained massive recognition for hosting the Mzansi Magic reality competition called Clash of the Choirs South Africa. Maleka also earned praise when he took on the role of Bonang Matheba’s replacement in 2016 in the show’s third season. TV series fans know him for playing the character Zolani in “The River.”
Maleka first got his break as Gadget Show’s presenter on Soweto TV. He was encouraged by Lerato Kganyago to audition. He also hosted the shows “Street Radio” and “Ziyamporomo” for the station. In 2011, he hosted “Coca-Cola Happiness” on e.tv., and from 2012-2014, he was the co-host of Star Gist (with Vimbai Mutinhiri) on AfricaMagic Entertainment. Maleka replaced Fezile Makhanya as the host of the Lotto Powerball lottery in May 2015. He has also hosted “Clash of the Choirs South Africa,” “Club 808” with Boity, and “The Final Cut.”
Lawrence Maleka was born in Soweto on April 11, 1990. He celebrated his 32nd birthday in April 2022.
Lawrence Maleka is married, but the details of his wife are not known. However, he has shared some qualities that he would love in the woman he finally ends up with. As a man who idolized his father, Maleka learned how to love and care for the woman in his life from him. However, he has shared that he’s had his fair share of heartbreaks. Before his marriage, he revealed that he wanted a woman who was down-to-earth and versatile. He also wants a classy lady whose goals would motivate him. We believe his wife, Zenokuhle Maseko is all this and more.
Lawrence Maleka has stated that he grew up in a loving family. He is the youngest of three children. Maleka has an older brother and an older sister. He loved his father so much that he grew up idolizing him. He stated that his father was a crucial part of his life. He shared that his father taught him to be independent and take good care of his woman. His father also influenced his taste in Jazz. He considers himself a shy person.
Lawrence Maleka is very fluent in the English language and his local language, Zulu. As a host, he has been praised for his fluency in both languages.
TV Roles & Hosting
In many interviews, Maleka has shared that he prefers hosting shows more than starring in TV shows. He’s also perfect in both. He has featured in the following;
- Isibaya season 3, 4, and 5 as Don Webster
- The River season 1, 2, and 3 as Zolani
- All Access Mzansi season 12 as himself
- I Love South Africa season 1 as himself
- Clash of the Choirs South Africa season 3 as himself
- SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards season 11 as himself
- The Final Cut season 1 as himself
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Lawrence Maleka in a relationship?
Yes. Lawrence Maleka is married to Zenokuhle Maseko. The couple is believed to be in a very happy marriage.
- What is Lawrence Maleka’s home language?
Lawrence Maleka grew up in Soweto, where various languages are spoken, including Zulu. He is very fluent in Zulu. This has helped gain him more appeal as a show host and actor.
- What tribe is Lawrence Maleka?
Lawrence Maleka grew up in the streets of Soweto, where he was shaped to be the man he is today. He also learned how to speak Zulu fluently.
- Is Lawrence Maleka Big Brother?
No, Lawrence Maleka only featured as the official host of the third season of Big Brother Mzansi. Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, said, “Lawrence has proven to be one of the top young talents on our screens; his vibrant and confident screen as well as stage presence is a perfect fit for ’Big Brother Mzansi.’