BIRTH NAME : Minenhle Dlamini
STAGE NAME : Minnie Dlamini
NET WORTH : $600 000 estimated net worth
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born July 7, 1990
PLACE OF BIRTH: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa
OCCUPATION : Television presenter Media personality On-air personality Model Actress
NATIONALITY : South African
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Married to Quinton Jones
CHILDREN : Non, she said she can’t wait to have children
EDUCATION : Northlands Girls’ High School and University of Cape Town
TWITTER : Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini)
INSTAGRAM : Minnie (@minniedlamini)
ETHNICITY : Black
Minnie Dlamini whose stage name is Minenhle Jones or Minnie for short is a South African on-air personality, actress and model. She is no doubt one of the most celebrated South African celebrity who has been able to pile up a lot of money from her career .
She was hand picked as the new presenter for LIVE, a South African music show that airs on SABC 1 in 2010. She launched her presenting career whilst still in the university, she ventured into the live presenter search which was at the time headed by four notable people namely; Tbo Touch, Bonang Matheba, Phila Mazibuko and Sizwe Dhlomo.
We want to check out her official biography and profile that shall reveal lesser known facts about the top South African celebrity.
Early Life And Education
Minnie Dlamini popularly known as Minenhle Jones was born on 7th July 1990 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. She had her high school education at Northlands Girls’ High School , after completing her basic education she then proceeded to the University of Cape Town where she studied film, media, drama and economics before committing herself into her career fully.
Minenhle Dlamini was raised in a small and well-mannered family. She is the daughter of Mr “Jabulani Dlamini” and Mrs “Queen Dlamini”. She was raised by her biological parents in a small family which include her father, her mother and her two older brothers. Dlamini brothers name are “Maphe Dlamini and Khomeini Dlamini” . According to the beautiful screen diva, her parents has always supported her in each and every decision she made in life.
Career ( On-air personality, Acting & Modelling)
Her career page opened while she was still studying at the University of Cape Town, she was selected as a presenter for LIVE on 16 June 2010 and she later made her debut screen appearance while covering the “Youth Day” and “World Cup celebrations” shows. After that chapter, she co-hosted Mzansi Insider, a SABC 1’s lifestyle show.
Fast forward to 2012, she left her show with the aim to pursue a career in acting without nothing to draw her back anymore. The following year, she switched to sports broadcasting by co-hosting Soccerzone with Thomas Mlambo until in 2016 when the show’s format was modified by SABC 1. She has served in several areas making her one of the most versatile South African celebrity. Dlamini has since co-hosted several local and international award ceremonies like;
- The 14th Annual Metro FM Music Awards with her former co-host from live named Tbo Touch in 2015,
- The PSL Awards and the South African Film and Television Awards etc
- 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Most recently, she was tapped to host the 2017 AMVCA alongside IK Osakioduwa. With a collaborated effort, they hosted the 2016 edition of AMVCA .
Minnie Dlamini officially made her debut as a film actress in SABC 1 TV soap opera “Generations” where she made a guest appearance as Miranda. She also landed more roles playing lead role as Zintle Lebone in the soap The Wild and as Nosipho Bogatsu in Rockville. Dlamini was announced as the new face of South African departmental store LEGit in September 2011 with her own fashion range, the Minnie-Series.
Personal Life: White Wedding
Minnie Dlamini got married to Quinton Jones on July 8, 2017 in a traditional marriage which took place in Glenn Hills, Durban North. The white wedding went down on September 16. Several South African celebrities were in attendance including; Jimmy Tau, Zakes Bantwini, Basetsana Kumalo, Anele Mdoda, Jessica Nkosi, Criselda Dudumashe, Nandi Madida, Unathi Msengana and many others.
On October 13, through Vuzu Amp on DStv, she debuted the first episode of Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones, a three-part reality docu-series which documents her pre-wedding and post-wedding journey.
Philanthropy: Minnie Dlamini Foundation
Minenhle Dlamini founded a charity organization , the Minnie Dlamini Foundation in the year 2014 . She set up the charity organization with the aim of helping young South African girls have access to sound education.