Wright Ngubeni Biography: Age, Career & Net Worth


Wright Ngubeni (born 20 July 1988) is a South African actor, television host, and director. He played the role of Thula on eTV’s Rhythm City.

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Full Name Wright Ngubeni
Date of Birth 20 July 1988 (age 35 years old)
Gender Male
Occupation Actor
Nationality South African
Net Worth $500,000

Wright Ngubeni Age

He was born on 20 July 1988 in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is 35 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on July 20th every year.

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Wright Ngubeni Early Life

Ngubeni’s career started off at a very early age. He was featured in a television show for children called Kideo at the age of five. At ten years old, he had featured in a number of television commercials including the Kingdom of the Sun advertisement.

At 11 years old he got a lead role on the series, Street Life, that was aired on SABC3. He played the role of a street kid.

Wright Ngubeni Sister

Wright Ngubeni and Sarah Ngubeni are siblings. Sarah is an actress, television presenter, director, and producer. She is best known for her roles in the soapies Scandal! and Isidingo

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As an actor on Generations, he played the role of a 13-year-old boy who had spent the first part of his life in England and had now returned to South Africa with his younger sister and mother.

In 2009 he guest starred on the SABC2 Afrikaans drama series Erfsondes as Sepecia Motsoeng in the episode entitled “Veritas Odit Moras” (Season 2, Episode 7).

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In 2015 he replaced Thomas Gumede as host of the Mzansi Magic reality series Love Back. Gumede hosted the first season and the first two episodes of Season 2, but Ngubeni began as host in Season 2, Episode 3, which aired on Sunday 7 June.

In 2016 Wright starred as the character 5 Bob, a hustler who understands the economics of the street, in the e.tv drama series Heist, inspired by a events at a stadium near Soweto in 2013 during a Justin Bieber concert. He returned for the second season later in 2016, which ran into 2017.

TV Shows

  • Big Up – Season 1 as Presenter
  • Erfsondes – Season 2 as Sepecia Motsoeng
  • Generations – Season 1 as Jonathan Motene
  • Heist – Season 1 & 2 as 5 Bob
  • Love Back – Season 2 & 3 as Host
  • Rhythm City – Season 1 as Thula
  • Thuli noThulani – Season 1 as Thulani Zondi

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $500,000 which he has earned as an actor.


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