Sello Maake Ka-Ncube

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Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
Born Sello Maake
(1960-03-12) 12 March 1960 (age 57)[1]
Orlando, Soweto, South Africa
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1989–present
Television The Queen (2016-) as Kgosietsile
Rockville (?-2016) as Rolex Ngidi
Scandal! (2007-2016) as Lucas "Daniel" Nyathi
Generations (?-2002) as Archie Moroka

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, born Sello Maake in 1960 (He subsequently changed to Maake Ka-Ncube in honour of his stepfather who raised him) is one of South Africa's most esteemed actors and voice actors, having performed in theatre, film and television both in his native land, as well as in the USA, Britain, Canada and Europe.[2] He narrated a 2008 natural history documentary Africa's Outsiders about unusually pigmented (albino) wild animals, which was aired by Animal Planet. Ka-Ncube is known in his native country for the leading role in the long running ETV soap opera Scandal! (South Africa soap) as Lucas "Daniel" Nyathi.


Ka-Ncube was born in Orlando, Soweto, in 1960, but was raised in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. Sello married Palesa Mboweni in 2013 in a marriage that lasted less than 8 months. He alleged mental instability on his ex-wife's part. His previous famous loves in South Africa include actress Nambitha Mpumlwana and jazz singer Gloria Bosman.



He played in Royal Shakespeare Company and in the London’s West End. The plays he played in include:

  • Othello
  • The Suit
  • Smallholding
  • Raisin in the Sun
  • The Good Woman of Sharkville
  • Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner
  • Prophets in The Black Sky
  • The Lion King
  • Aaron
  • Titus Andronicus


He has appeared in the following films:

  • 2005 Othello: A South African Tale
  • 1993 Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse
  • 1993 Taxi to Soweto
  • 1993 Bopha!
  • 1992 The Good Fascist
  • 1991 Wheels and Deals
  • 1990 Dark City
  • 1990 The Rutanga Tapes
  • 1989 A Dry White Season


In his native country he is most known for the leading roles in the long running soap opera Generations as Archie Moroka—and on ETV soap opera Scandal! (South Africa soap) as popular villain, Lucas "Daniel" Nyathi. Currently, he stars as the flamboyant Kgosietsile in Mzansi Magic's TV drama (telenovela), The Queen[3] and as a corrupt career-politician, Rolex Ngidi in Mzansi Magic's Rockville.


  • 2002 FNB Vita Nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in Musical Theatre, Best Script of a New South African Play, Best Director and for Best Production, for Komeng
  • 2001 FNB Vita Award for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy
  • 2000/2001 Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama
  • 1994 DALRO Award for Best Actor for The Suit


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  2. ^ Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, TVSA. Blue Beetle Entertainment, Retrieved 23 March 2014
  3. ^ "Sello Maake ka Ncube on new gay role on The Queen - The Edge Search". The Edge Search. 2016-09-31.  Check date values in: |date= (help)