Minnie Dlamini

Minnie Dlamini
Born
Minenhle Dlamini

(1990-07-07) 7 July 1990 (age 31)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materNorthlands Girls' High School
University of Cape Town
Occupation
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
Quinton Jones
(m. 2017)
[1]
Websiteminniedlamini.com

Minenhle Jones née Dlamini (born 7 July 1990) known as Minnie is a South African on-air personality, actress and model.[2] In 2010 she was selected as the new presenter for the SABC 1 Friday live-music show Live Amp.[3]

Early life and education

She was born to Jabulani and Queen Dlamini in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. She had her early education at Northlands Girls' High School before she proceeded to the University of Cape Town where she studied film, media, drama and economics[incomplete/excluded].[4]

Career

On-air personality

While studying at the University of Cape Town, Dlamini was a presenter for LIVE on 16 June 2010, after she made her debut screen appearance while covering the "Youth Day" and "World Cup celebrations" shows.[5][6] She later co-hosted Mzansi Insider, an SABC 1's lifestyle show. In 2012, she resigned from the show in order to pursue a career in acting.[7] In 2013, Minnie switched to sports broadcasting by co-hosting Soccerzone with Thomas Mlambo, until in 2016 when the show's format was changed by SABC 1.[8] She has since co-hosted several local and international award ceremonies, including the 14th Metro FM Music Awards, 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, the PSL Awards and the South African Film and Television Awards.[9][10][11]

Acting

In 2010, Dlamini debuted as a film actress in Generations, a SABC 1 TV soap in which she made a guest appearance as Miranda.[12] She went on to play a lead role as Zintle Lebone in the soap The Wild and as Nosipho Bogatsu in Rockville.[13][14]

Modelling

In September 2011, Dlamini was announced as the new face of South African departmental store LEGit, with her own fashion range, the Minnie-Series.[15][16]

Selected filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2010 Generations as Miranda Guest appearance
2011 The Wild as Zintle Lebone Lead role
2013 Rockville as Nosipho Bogatsu Supporting role
2015 Our Perfect Wedding Herself Host/Presenter
2016 HomeGround Herself Presenter
2017 Becoming Mrs. Jones Reality

Philanthropy

In 2014, Dlamini founded the Minnie Dlamini Foundation, a charity organization established with the aim of helping young South African girls have access to good education.[17][18] On 15 July 2015, she announced via Twitter that her foundation will be sponsoring 29 students with their university fees.[19]

Personal life

On 8 July 2017, she married Quinton Jones in a traditional marriage which took place in Glenn Hills, Durban North;[20] before, they went on to do the white wedding on 16 September with exclusive coverage rights sold to Multichoice for R6-million.[21][22]

On 13 October, 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.[23][24] On 19 October, VuzuTV announced via Twitter, that the first episode of Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones became the highest rated show in Vuzu Amp history.[25]

References

  1. ^ Maune, Bernice (16 September 2017). "It's official. Minnie is married! Here is the first look at her as Mrs Jones". Sunday World.
  2. ^ "10 Facts You Didn't Know About Minnie Dlamini". My TV News. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Minnie Dlamini reflects on her career journey". Channel 24. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ Badmus, Kayode (10 February 2016). "7 things you should know about AMVCA2016 co-host, Minenhle 'Minnie' Dlamini". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Before They Were Famous: Minnie Dlamini". People Magazine. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Minnie Dlamini". Mzansi Magic. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. ^ "15 interesting facts about Minnie Dlamini: She was humiliated after claiming to be a virgin". South Africa Latest News. 4 February 2015. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Minnie Dlamini, Thomas Mlambo exit SABC's Soccerzone". The Times Live. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  9. ^ TMG Entertainment (19 May 2016). "Another big gig! Minnie Dlamini to host E! Africa red carpet at the SAMAs". The Times Live. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Minnie Dlamini bags another hosting gig". Sunday World. 17 May 2016. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Minnie and IK will host this year's AMVCA!". Africa Magic. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Meet your Hosts for 2016 AMVCAs – Ik Osakioduwa & Minne Dlamini!". BellaNaija. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  13. ^ "MINNIE TO PLAY THE WILD'S MARANG's DAUGHTER". DRUM Magazine. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  14. ^ "'Rockville' cast veiled in sadness". The Citizen. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Minnie Dlamini: Spring-summer 2011, LEGiT Ambassador". LEGit. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  16. ^ Bambalele, Patience (15 September 2011). "Hot and sexy Minnie is the face of Legit". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  17. ^ Ndawo, Sixolisiwe (18 February 2015). "Minnie's calendar opens doors for young girls". Sowetan LIVE. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Minnie's foundation steams ahead". Channel 24. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  19. ^ "THE MINNIE DLAMINI FOUNDATION TAKES 29 STUDENTS TO VARSITY!". OKMzansi. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  20. ^ World, Sunday. "Minnie Dlamini's star-studded traditional wedding (Photos) - SundayWorld". www.sundayworld.co.za. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  21. ^ Mothombeni, Aubrey. "MultiChoice to cover Minnie Dlamini's wedding - SundayWorld". www.sundayworld.co.za. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  22. ^ World, Sunday. "Becoming Mrs Jones: Minnie Dlamini's fairytale wedding (Photos) - SundayWorld". www.sundayworld.co.za. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Becoming Mrs Jones: Behind-the-scenes photos". Channel. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Minnie Dlamini: Why You Should Watch Becoming Mrs Jones - Bona Magazine". www.bona.co.za. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Minnie Dlamini's #BecomingMrsJones breaks VuzuTV record". IOL. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 22 October 2017.

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