Thomas Gumede Biography

Thomas Gumede is a well-known South African entertainer. He is known for his stunning flexibility and incredible funny planning. The noticeable VIP has worked in a few TV shows and furthermore has some at present.

Thomas Gumede Age

He was born on 6th of February 1986, which makes Thomas Gumede 35 years old. He was born in KwaZulu-Natal and relocated to Johannesburg with his family at the age of 13. As of now, there is very limited information available regarding his family and early.

Thomas Gumede Education

Thomas Gumede enrolled at AFDA to study cinematography after completing high school. This was through his ever growing interests for the media industry and his hopes of becoming a well-known actor in the country

Thomas Gumede Career

Thomas Gumede started his career with Volkswagen Passat starring in their advertisement. When he eventually got into acting, he started as a comedian for several television shows. He featured in several movies and he ended up being a reality television show host alongside Lungile Radu and Siyabobonga Ngwekazi also known as Scoop Makhathini.

Television show 

After his debut with the Volkswagen advertisement, Thomas Gumede landed a role on SABC 1 Drama series,  A Place Called Home, in 2006 which was aired until 2009.  He played the role of Siphiwe. In 2007, he was a co-host for SABC 1 Youth Talk show – The Cypher.

He landed yet another role on SABC’s 1 Bay of Plenty; a reality show that was shot in Durban North and the South beach focused on the lifesavers and their lifestyles. He hosted the show for a year until 2008.

In November 2008, he became a host for a reality comedy show So You Think You’re Funny until January 2009. Thomas Gudeme’s other high-profile shows as a host include Ridiculousness Africa alongside Boity Thulo and Basketmouth.

Reality shows

He appeared on a reality show which he produced with his friends, Lungile and Siya – Forever Young. The show was about the realities they faced while chasing their dreams in the industry. Through their hard work, they scored a slot with Vuzu to air their show and with the show having a high viewership, they eventually moved it to Mzansi Magic.

During the same year, Thomas Gumede was a cast member of the SABC 3 ironic sketch comedy series Sketch U Later. He came in as a replacement for Siyabonga Radebe the host of the Vuzu docu-reality series Top Shayela.

In 2016, he hosted Mzansi Magic’s reality show Love Back aimed at reuniting long lost lovers and give them a shot to fix their relationship.  In the same year, he was also one of the three co-hosts on the MTV video clip show Ridiculousness Africa and acted in the South African box office feature film Tell Me Sweet Something.

Movies, Comedy & Production 

Thomas Gumede appeared on the silver screen and has also been part of the production side of television. He featured in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom starring alongside actor Idris Elba. He worked behind the scenes on Mzansi Magic’s drama known as Abomama as its director as well as executive producer.

The cast included the likes of  Nokuthula Ledwaba who played Mapule, Joyce Skefu who played Fumane, Unati Guma who played Dora and Khanyi Mbau who played Tshidi. As a stand-up comedian, he also performed at the 99% Zulu Comedy Show in Durban working alongside the likes of David Kau.

Thomas Gumede Life Love

He has dated celebrities before. He dated Nomuzi Mabena at some point, but there were rumours going around that Thomas Gumede and Nomzamo Mbatha were also an item at the time. There were rough speculations about the love triangle moving around the internet when the two were spotted having fun together. Nomuzi Mabena and Thomas Gumede broke up shortly after.

In the past, Samkelo Ndlovu and Thomas Gumede have also been in a relationship. She claims that at the time, Trevor Noah was interested in her and it made Thomas suspicious.

In her own words  “I was too young and oh, and I was dating Thomas (Gumede). He was not ‘Trevor’ yet. I was straight out of college. My life was taking off. He was just a sweet guy, always cracking jokes and wanted this film made. We lived in the same area code. Sometimes he would pick me up so that we’d go to set together, so he was a sweetheart. My boyfriend hated it at the time. When he found out he was like, ‘What, he picked you up?’ I was like ‘We are working on the same set…’ no Trevor was a sweetheart”

Thomas Gumede Girlfriend 

The star is now dating Lockdown actress Zolo Nombana. The two kept their life love under wrap for a long time until Thomas announce that he is going to be a father. An excited actor posted snap of a scan with Zola Nombona name written on it. The two are happy and they have welcome their bundle of joy last year.

Thomas Gumede Son

Thomas Gumede and her girlfriend welcome their bundle of joy last years June. The news was shares by his girlfriend Zola Nombona. Zola shared a picture of her son’s footprints and his name as well. The two images were simply captioned Cebelihle the little bundle’s name. Her post was filled with messages of love as her friends, colleagues and followers all congratulated the star.

Thomas Gumede Awards

Thomas Gumede has been lucky to work with some of the greatest people in the industry.

Here are his awards:

2009 – Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama at the South African Film and Television Awards
2015 – Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Comedy at the South African Film and Television Awards

Thomas Gumede is set on working extra hard and that may see him pick up more awards along the way.

Thomas Gumede Net Worth



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