At 46 years of age, South African television host, actor, producer, and director Lungile Radu has achieved both fame and fortune in his professional life. His career in the entertainment industry commenced with him appearing in commercials for A-list brands following which he surfaced in television, hosting a good number of programs. Radu recorded his first acting gig in 2007 and has been going strong ever since, playing other behind-the-camera roles like producing and directing.
As his professional life is a tale of success, the same can be said for the actor’s personal life. Lungile is a married man; he tied the nuptials with his wife Bobo Makgoro in 2015 and their relationship has been going strong for the past six years. Besides, the couple has since become parents to a beautiful baby boy.
Lungile Radu Was Born 46 Years Ago In Soweto
Being born on the 25th of January 1975 makes Lungile Radu 46 years old. The reality television star, TV host, and actor was born in Soweto, South Africa. The identity of his parents was never revealed but reports said the actor grew up in a modest household with hardworking parents. It is equally not known if he had any siblings or grew up as an only child.
Going by his academic history, the television actor got his education in Soweto where he was born. After completing primary school, he proceeded to King Edward High School, graduating in 2000. There is no record of any higher academic qualifications for the South African native which has led many to conclude he doesn’t have any.
He Launched His Career Early In Life Doing Commercials For International Brands
Though he has become a household name in the entertainment industry, Lungile Radu’s career on TV dates back to his early days when the actor was featured in adverts for top-notch brands such as Standard Bank, Fanta, Nando, and Omo. From commercials, the Soweto-born star went into television hosting. Today, he is credited with hosting several TV shows in South Africa, including Shout it Out 1 and 2, O-Boma, Kasi 101, Set It Off, and many more. These shows are what contributed to his celebrity status as they became his best-known roles.
Fear Factor, which was previously hosted by Taps Mokoena, became part of Radu’s TV hosting portfolio when he took over in 2007 during the second season. In 2014, M-Net employed his services as the host of their reality TV show known as Big Brother Mzansi. In 2016, he hosted another M-Net reality competition entitled The Voice South Africa. Lungile was also the host of the reality program, Its For Life.
Lungile Was Already 37 When He Recorded His Debut Acting Role In 2007
It was on the 9th of July 2007 that Lungile Radu made his acting debut on the set of the ETV series, Rhythm City, where he gave expression to the role of a rich boy named Sibusiso Vilakazi. The Sowetan native stayed with the series for the ensuing seven years but had to exit in 2013 following some issues that were explained as “clashing work commitments”. His final episode in Rhythm City was recorded in June 2013.
In addition to staring in Forever Young (the 2012 Vuzu reality series), Radu is also credited as its producer and director. The series was centered on his life and that of fellow actors Thomas Gumede and Siya Ngwekazi as they go in pursuit of their passions as well as their dreams. The TV star is further playing the role of Nkosinathi Nkosinathi on the set of Love Lives Here.
As a man who has always lived a simple life, Lungile Radu recently shocked fans with his change in lifestyle. All of a sudden, their favorite Mzanzi actor appeared with braids and a pierced nose. This sparked speculations among the South African public who showed concern for his well-being. However, the air was finally cleared when it was explained that his new role on the set of Flame was what called for his new appearance. Though the awards have not started rolling in, the actor cum television host already bagged a nomination for The Golden Horn Awards.
Lungile Radu Embraced Matrimony in 2015
Lungile Radu’s wife has been identified as Bobo Makgoro and the duo met as far back as in their secondary school days when their path crossed at a school debate. Even though they were still very young, probably teenagers then, Lungile confessed it was love at first sight for them and they have been inseparable ever since. The details of their dating period are not in the public arena but Radu revealed in an interview that they dated for all of 18 years. They also broke up at a point but reconciled and came back stronger.
The couple finally tied the connubial knot in November 2015 in the presence of family and friends in Western Cape. Fans were not left out, as the wedding ceremony was aired on Radu’s show, Forever Young. The actor was already 40 as at the time of their wedding.
Though his exact birth details are not known, the couple’s first child is already born and from what is obvious, they have a baby boy. On his first Father’s day as a dad, Radu shared his son’s picture on social media. The same photos were equally seen on the Big Brother Mzansi show.
Radu Gushes About His Wife
Lungile Radu never fails to shower his wife with praises on the role she played in his life, helping him to navigate the rough period of both his personal and career life. Advising fans, Radu told them to be careful in choosing their life partners, that way; they can avoid regrets in the future. The love birds love traveling and discovering new places around the world.
Radu has also gushed about Bobo on an interview session, describing the mother of one as someone very grounded but shies away from the limelight which makes her the complete opposite of him. He also said Bobo is strict but at the same time, knows how to have some fun. She is a private person who is also a people’s person, and so on. The actor equally let on that he has no need to worry about groupies as Bobo knows the best way to take care of it.