Their onscreen chemistry is undeniable and the two love birds have people asking: Are Shoki and Nkosi from House of Zwide dating in real life? On tv, the two come from compared environments. Shoki is a poor girl living in high-density Thembisa while Nkosi is the rich spoilt kid who happens to be the son to Funani Zwide and possible heir to the Zwide throne.
Nkosi Zwide’s real name Wanda Zuma is a 30-year-old actor. Shoki’s real name is Shalate Sekhabi. Wanda Zuma (Nkosi) goes by the stage name Sir.BlaQ on social media. He shared that he is a middle child amongst two boys and values family very much, as he considers his cousins as his siblings. Wanda hails all the way from the Umlazi Township in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The House of Zwide actor studied Drama at the Creative Arts College in Durban.
Meanwhile, House of Zwide has had its viewership on the increase. With 4.4-million viewer’s top on Thursday 23rd, the new etv show was the second most-watched program on the channel behind Scandal in September.
Shalate Sekhabi (Shoki). Shalate Sekhabi is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Shoki in the e.tv soapie House of Zwide. The daughter of playwright and director Aubrey Sekhabi, she is originally from Mafikeng in the North West Province.
She matriculated from Crawford College in Pretoria in 2018 and the following year joined the University of the Witswatersrand, studying film and television.
She made her television acting debut in the recurring role of Millicent in the 1Magic soapie The River, first appearing in Season 3, Episode 3, which aired on 29 January, 2020.
The following year Shalate landed her first starring role in television when she was cast as Shoki, the best friend of Ona Molapo (played by Nefisa Mkhabela), in the e.tv soapie House of Zwide.