Lawrence Maleka is a 33-year-old talented South African actor and TV personality popular for his prominent role in Clash of Choirs, and his unique character in Magic One, a South African telenovela movie.
The celebrity is a popular figure in the South African movie industry and is admired by numerous fans. Below is a detailed summary of Lawrence Maleka’s biography, and more into the life of the celebrity.
Lawrence Maleka was Born 33 Years Ago in Soweto, South Africa
Lawrence Maleka had a humble beginning. He was born and nurtured on the street of Soweto, a town he has come to admire all through his childhood. Born on the 11th of April 1990, Lawrence wouldn’t shy away from the fact that the complex and hard life he lived in Soweto can be attributed largely to his success today.
He is the youngest of three children in his family. Lawrence had an elder brother and a sister before his arrival. As the baby of the house, his father played a crucial role in life while growing up. This is why today he idolizes his father.
One major trait Lawrence Maleka inherited from his father is taking care of his mother, which he has religiously done all these years. He also learned how to be independent from his father who influenced his passion for jazz music.
He Had No Formal Training in Arts While in School
Back in high school, Lawrence was a talented player and a team captain. Though not much has been disclosed to the public about his education, we are made to know that he was a genius in high school.
Surprisingly, Maleka didn’t have to go through any training in arts and drama before emerging as an actor in movies. This must be owing to the fact that he was a talented young champ. His love for acting made him learn how to introduce himself by merely imitating any famous movie actor. He soon learned how to write a movie script all by himself.
Lawrence has since then come to prove beyond all doubts that he was born a genius. He also displayed leadership roles back in high school. Even with all these, he still thinks he is timid and socially withdrawn.
Lawrence Maleka Started Off His Career on Magic One
Going by Lawrence Maleka’s dexterity and fame in acting, one can see that he has put in a lot of hard work to be where he is today. Apparently, he is a self-made star seeing that he honed his skills without any formal training in art.
After much practicing in private, Lawrence Maleka made his first appearance in the public when he acted in Magic One, a telenovela movie. Lawrence also played the role of Zolani in The River and featured in Clash of Choirs.
Why Did He Take a Break From Acting?
After Lawrence’s auditions with Lerato Kganyago, he decided to take a break from movies in 2009. During this period, he took on the role of a presenter on Soweto TV. He broadcasted programs such as Ziyaporomo and Radio Street.
Lawrence Maleka Got Wildly Popular as a TV Presenter
Lawrence Maleka’s career as a TV presenter became more pronounced when he took over from Vizel Makania as the director of Lotto Powerball Lottery on e.tv in 2015. After playing Don Webster on Isibaya in 2015, he soon took over from Bonang Matheba as the director of Clash of Choirs, a South African reality TV series.
This was a lifetime opportunity he had always dreamed of. It is on these wings that Lawrence Maleka’s popularity and fame soared.
Lawrence Maleka’s Movies and TV Shows
- Magic One
- Clash of Choirs
- The River as Zolani in seasons 1,2 and 3
- Isibaya as Don Webster in season 3,4 and 5
- Gadget’s Show Presenter – Soweto TV
- A contestant on I Love South Africa
- Co-host of Star Gist on African Magic
- Cola-Cola Happiness
- SABC Crown Gospel Music Award season 11
- The Final Cut season 1
- Street Radio
- The Big Brother Mzansi
Maleka’s Career Nominations and Awards
With a career that has spanned more than a decade, Lawrence Maleka has earned various recognitions for the dexterity he displays on screen while carrying out his job. Some of his prominent career nominations and awards including a nomination from Nigeria among the following:
- Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for the Male African Broadcaster of the year (2016)
- Golden Horn Award as the Best Supporting Actor in telenovela movie – The River (2019)
Seeing that he is still very active in his profession, it is hoped that as time goes on, Lawrence will earn a lot more deserving awards as he goes on to inspire and nurture the next generation of actors and TV personalities; not only in Africa but in the world over.
Lawrence Maleka’s Other Occupations
Aside from being a TV presenter and an actor, Lawrence Maleka is an entrepreneur who has invested a lot into attractive ventures. He is the owner of BMI Holdings in South Africa. Information available about BMI Holdings in South Africa is that the company is into the designing and supplying of concrete roofing tiles that embrace South African building heritage and contemporary innovations in the building industry.
How Much is Lawrence Maleka’s Net Worth?
Lawrence Maleka’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000 to $1 million which he’s acquired over the years as an actor, a TV presenter, and also a businessman. Seeing that he is still active in his career and business, in the years to come, it is hoped that he will probably add a lot more figures to his net worth.
Who is Lawrence Maleka’ Wife?
Lawrence Maleka’s wife is Zenokuhle Maseko Maleka. Just as it is with most celebrities, he has had his own share of heartbreak. Though he learned how to be a great partner from his father, he’s made it clear the kind of woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. One who is down-to-heart, classy, and motivates his dream.
Luckily for Lawrence, Zenokuhle seems to fit into his taste. Lawrence Maleka is happily married to his heartthrob, Zenokuhle Maseko. For reasons best known to him, he decided to privately marry his wife, conducting a private wedding ceremony. Though not much is said about this, as he has left his fans with few pictures to feed on. It is however believed that he is living happily with his wife.