Buhle Samuels Biography: Age and Life Story of Instagram Star

Buhle Samuels is a 33-year-old South African television host, actress, dancer, vocalist, and social media sensation best known for portraying the character of Matshidiso in the most-watched SA show, Muvhango.

The TV actress was born in Johannesburg on the 25th of May 1990 and brought up in Pretoria North, Gauteng, where she achieved her early academic qualifications.

In her career life, she started out as a show host in an M-Net-owned channel on African magic before going to explore other fields like acting and music. The black beauty entertains fans on her social media pages, especially Instagram where she treats them to beautiful dance moves and pictures in her Insta Stories.

Profile Summary Of Buhle Samuels

  • Full Name: Buhle Samuels
  • Date of Birth: 25 May 1990
  • Age: 33
  • Nationality: South African
  • Education: South African University
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Occupation: Actress, TV personality
  • Years Active: 2014
  • Net Worth: $250,000-$600,000

Buhle Samuel Was Born And Raised In Her Home Country of South Africa

Born on the 25th of May 1990, Buhle Samuels has achieved a lot even though she’s still very young. The South African actress and media personality has her place of birth recorded as the capital city of South Africa, Johannesburg, but spent a better part of her formative years in Pretoria North, Gauteng. We don’t have the details on her parents but it is public knowledge that her mum lives in Saudi Arabia where she earns a living as a nurse. According to reports, mother and daughter are quite close and in constant communication with each other. Far from being the only child of her parents, the internet sensation was raised alongside an older sister who goes by the name Mbali Samuels.

Growing up in Pretoria North, Gauteng, the South African star completed both her primary and secondary education in that region. The desire to boost her academic qualifications took Buhle Samuels to the prestigious South African University where she proceeded to acquire a degree in Somatology. It was after graduation that she started creating a niche for herself in the entertainment world.

The South African Native Enjoys a Multi-faceted Career

Samuel’s is probably the type who loves to diversify their career life. The SA native works as a television personality and has explored the movie world as an actress, recorded some gigs as a musician, and is also making waves on social media.

She Started Out as a Television Host

Buhle Samuels’ entertainment career started out in 2014 when she began working as a TV show host on African magic; she was hosting the breakfast show on a channel owned by M-Net. From what we know, she did very well as the host of the show which ushered her into television roles.

Her Role in Muvhango Marked the Beginning of Her Acting Career

Before the year ran out, Samuels joined other talented South Africans to audition for the television show Muvhango (an SABC2 flagship soap opera). In her case, she was vying for the Matshidiso Mofokeng role and bagged it as expected. As Muvhango gained popularity, Buhle’s fame grew with it while she breathed life into the vindictive character of Matshidiso.

Speaking to Morning Fixx on Metro FM, the actress let on how she enjoyed the role on set, she also mentioned that the character is the complete opposite of her real-life persona. According to Buhle Samuels, she is naturally sweet and a stranger to vindictiveness, thus, emulating the character and making it credible was a bit of a challenge for her. But the experience, she said was as cool as it was fun. Buhle also mentioned how she loves to dabble into other behind-the-scene roles such as movie directing.

Before she was deemed fit to appear in Muvhango, Samuels had to first learn the Venda language and eventually spent four years in the series from 2014 to 2018, sharing the screen with movie greats like Sindi Dlathu. She eventually left to develop her music career and gain additional experience.

In 2019, she surfaced on TV for the second time, giving life to the character of Zandile on the set of the ETV show entitled Imbewu: The Seed. The show is centered on an over-ambitious South African business mogul who is determined to emerge as the first SA Black Oil Baron with plans to leave the legacy for his children. However, an unexpected twist occurred in the plot when the man’s sterile condition came to the fore and it became glaring that his own brother was the one who sired all his children. Buhle Samuels did a perfect depiction of Zandile with her effortless ability to always put Ngcolosi in his place.

The actress also recorded an appearance in Kings Of Jo’burg on Netflix.

Buhle Functions as a Singer Cum Dancer

Anybody who has witnessed the curvy South African beauty twerk on Instagram will agree that she has great moves. Samuels’ dancing steps have earned her more popularity across South Africa; besides, she is also an acclaimed vocalist who has a running deal with 999 group/records belonging to Arthur Mafokate.

She is Into Modeling and a Sensation on Social Media

Buhle Samuels
Some of her modeling shots image source

Buhle Samuels is also an acclaimed model, her latest social media posts where she was spotted modeling underwear have raised a lot of dust among fans.

She has a palpable presence on social media platforms, especially Instagram @buhlesamuels, YouTube #buhlesamuels, and Twitter @BuhleSamuel. On the picture-sharing platform, the curvy actress has accumulated over 1.1 million followers and has shared a total of 1, 513 posts, including regular uploads of her photos and dance fitness sessions.

The television actress distinguished herself from other social media stars with the type of uploads she shares on Instagram. Apart from her sizzling sexy photos, her Insta Stories include very interesting twerking and dancing videos that will keep you coming back for more. Shots from her dance fitness classes are also there to spice things up.

In fact, there is no dull moment on her page, in what can be referred to as the highlight of her Insta Stories; Buhle Samuels exposed a male admirer, Paul Dominick who promised to pay R250, 000, just to spend a night with her. Samuels wasted no time in sharing a screenshot of the man’s email on Instagram and out of anger, announced that her body is not a commodity to be sold. She also stated that men ought to stop objectifying women.

Because of her pretty face, talent, style to die for, and curvy body, fans now consider her to be the sexiest woman in all of South Africa since she started modeling underwear. Her latest modeling gig set the internet on fire, eliciting comments from several of her male fans.

Her shape once sparked rumors that she did plastic surgery, but Samuel took to Twiter to dispel the claims.

Buhle Samuels’ Awards and Nominations

Buhle Samuels is yet to bag any notable award but she has already started earning notable mentions. Thanks to her role of Matshidiso Mofokeng in Muvhango, she became a nominee for the Best Newcomer award at the 2015 2nd Annual Royalty Soapie Awards. However, the award was won by Izak Davel of SABC3’s Isidingo but, Buhle may still surprise us in the future as she has enough talent to win multiple awards.



Chacha O
Chacha O
Chacha is a writer with a wealth of experience who has contributed across several channels. Her specialty includes celebrity lifestyle including how top movie stars, musicians, and comedians live their lives.


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