From Soweto to Stardom: The Inspirational Journey of Mpho Sebeng, Rising Star of South African Film and Television


Mpho Sebeng was born in Soweto on December 1st, 1992. He was the eldest in the family of two. Mpho matriculated in 2011 at West Ridge High School, attaining 2 distinctions.

His high school achievements include being the first to get full colours for drama at 17years old, he was also vice captain of his high school rugby team; he participated in soccer; and also got full colours for athletics.Mpho was MC of Mr & Mrs West Ridge during the years 2010 and 2011.

Mpho was also part of the body council as well as MD of the RCL of the schoolMpho’s humble media beginnings ascended at the age of 12 when a family friend spotted him in a primary school play and encouraged him to pursue acting.

Mpho’s first television debut was on “Justice for all” as well as “Zero Tolerance,” which later went on to win multiple awardsMpho then joined manager Lisa Modisane at Legends Management, who helped mold him and assisted with his career.

Mpho further got roles on “Bay of plenty” a screenplay as Bongane, Khandakulu a short film and ETV’s “Scandal”, the most prominent being Winnie, the story about the life of Winnie Mandela, where he plays role of “Tsietsi,” where he was in his prime, and it was here that he got to meet box office actors Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

Ring of lies was Mpho’s first major lead role on prime-time television, and his performance was one for the books as it went as far as earning him a nomination for the 2018 South African Film & Television awards for “Best Male Actor” in a telenovela.

Mpho is now a household name in the South African Film and television industry, He is constantly looking for a challenge and is ready to swim with the big fish in Hollywood and solidify his place in the acting world.

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