Samora Mangesi Biography, Age, The Real Goboza, Girlfriend and Career


Samora mangesi Biography

Samora Mangesi is a South African actor and media personality born on 15th January 1993 in East London and grew up in Mdantsane in South Africa. He is a former presenter of ‘Hectic Nine‘ show and joined The Real Goboza as a co host in June 2018.

Samora Mangesi Nationality : South African

Occupation: Acting and TV presenter

Samora Mangesi Age

25 years old (as of 2018)

Samora Mangesi Girlfriend

Information on his girlfriend is not in the public domain.

Samora Mangesi Biography

Samora Mangesi is a South African actor and media personality born on 15th January 1993 in East London and grew up in Mdantsane in South Africa. He is a former presenter of ‘Hectic Nine‘ show and joined The Real Goboza as a co host in June 2018.

Samora Mangesi Age

Sam was born on 15th January 1993 (25 years as at 2018)

Samora Mangesi Education Background

Sam Mangesi attended Kleuterhoekie for his pre-school and later joined Selborne primary. He attended Selborne college for his college education. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Film from AFDA in CT

Samora Mangesi Career

Samora Mangesi career in acting began when he was young as in participated in plays since pre-school. While at pre-school he played Josephin the end of year nativity play. He credits his primary school drama teacher Mrs. Joan Pike for grooming and molding as an actor.

When he joined college he became the chairman of the drama society and played the Lead in the school play ‘Who Killed Jimmy Valentine’ in his matric year.

At the age of 17 Samora Mangesi co-wrote, directed and produced a play called Fire in Sophia which was staged at the Arts Theatre. Later that year he organised a Heritage Day performance festival and got young East London actors, poets and dancers together.

Samora Mangesi TV Career

He says that he had no desire of becoming a presenter but within his first semester at AFDA he fell in love with live television as it reminded him a lot of theatre. Within that year he presented his first TV show on CTV called ‘Youth Aflame’. Towards the end of the year he auditioned for ‘Hectic Nine’.

Samora Mangesi failed his first audition in the early 2012, a few months later there was another presenter search in which he auditioned and made the shortlist. In April 2013 he became the presenter of Hectic Nine, a youth magazine show, on SABC 2.

Samora Mangesi The Real Goboza (RGB)

On 8th June 2018 Samora Mangesi joined SABC1’s The Real Goboza (RGB) as a Co Host. He made his debut as a co host on 9th June 2018 alongside Sinazo Yolwa. ‘The Real Goboza’ (RGB) is in season 13 and is shot at Urban Brew Studios.

Samora Mangesi Interview

Tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in East London and grew up in a township called Mdantsane. Over the first 18 years of my life I had a host of family members (apart from my mom) who contributed to the person I have become because at some point or another we’ve probably had every one of my five uncles living with us. The most significant parts of my schooling definitely have to be my pre-school, Kleuterhoekie where I played Joseph in the end of year nativity play, Selborne Primary where I was groomed and molded by my drama teacher Mrs Joan Pike and Selborne College where was chairman of the drama society and played the Lead in our school play Who Killed Jimmy Valentine in my matric year. This coupled with a host of theater experience after school inspired me to go and pursue a BA in Film at AFDA in CT.

What/Who inspires you to wake up everyday?

Other than the need to check my Instagram DMs 😏 it would have to be the fact that every new day is a new opportunity to tell a story. We have all become story tellers in our own right nowadays. I get to do it on television, some on YouTube whilst other do so on their social media platforms. It’s beautiful thing to watch.

How did you break into the television industry?

I actually had no desire to become a presenter. I was always good at speaking and reading but for some reason, it never really grabbed my attention. I was a thespian and if I was going to sell out to another medium it was going to be film. However within my first semester at AFDA I just fell in love with live television – the live element reminded me a lot of theatre and I felt right at home. Within that year I presented my first TV show on CTV called Youth Aflame and towards the end of that year I auditioned for Hectic Nine… and the rest is history as they say.

What has been the greatest lesson since your first debut?

Be well prepared but don’t over prepare. When you are over prepared you tend to want to stick to the way you learnt things and with television things can change 5 seconds before you go on air and if you are too stuck in your way of doing things, you flop dismally. A big part of our medium is responding to things that happen, things that people say whilst still steering everything to the direction in which you want it to go.

What is the most difficult thing about preparing for a shoot and how do you overcome it?

I have never been. If on clothes and because all of the jobs I’ve had have required me to self-style, picking out outfits definitely has to be the biggest problem for me. I have to say I am getting better at it (I would like to think)

If you were to share a set with someone, who would it be and why?

It would definitely have to be any of my friends in the industry that I haven’t had a chance to work with (Merica, Lumko, Lwando, Kyeezi) because it would just be such a big party. Other than them, Wendy Williams or Ryan Seacrest (both for very different reasons)

What makes South Africa great for you?

The ability to laugh at ourselves. Whilst some many other countries are so stiff, we have this ease to us that even in the midst of the greatest adversity we are still able to share a joke about the situation.

Any people you would like to credit for the role that they played in how your career turned out?

So many people but if I had to choose one person it would have to be Megan Rusi who was the Head of Television at AFDA in my first year. She was the one that opened my eyes to my talent and gave me multiple opportunities to practice and hone my skills before I went national.

Any advice for those who would like to get into the industry?

Don’t try to be anyone else but yourself. Take any opportunity to practice (I’m known for talking to myself all the time and every time it’s a different show, a different scenario and I am the host with the most…

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