Get to know Teddy from Gomora- Sicelo Buthelezi full biography

Sicelo Buthelezi (born on March 20, 1999) in Tembisa, Gauteng, is a South African actor and musician. He matriculated at Ingqayizivele High School. He started developing an acting interest while in grade 10 and joined a local theater.

Biography: Sicelo Buthelezi

A picture of Sicelo Buthelezi who plays Teddy on Gomora
A picture of Sicelo Buthelezi, who plays Teddy on Gomora

Full name: Sicelo Buthelezi
Date of birth: 20 March 1999 (25)
Place of birth: Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa
Education: Ingqayizivele High School
Height: 167cm
Occupation: Actor
Known for: Teddy from Gomora
Nationality: South Africa

Early life

Sicelo Buthelezi is a young South African actor. He went to Inqayizevele Secondary School in Tembisa and then joined The Market Theatre Laboratory in 2018.

During his course at The Market Theatre, he was cast in multiple productions, such as Words Fail. HANI: THE LEGACY and Babylon: Beyond Borders, which was live-streamed across four stages.

Buthelezi on his education

I went to Ingqayizivele High School in Thembisa. I did economics, accounting and business studies. Straight after Matric, I went to The Market Theatre Laboratory. I switched from commercial subjects to straight live performance, and I trained as a theatre practitioner.

How old is Sicelo Buthelezi, really?

While most of Sicelo Buthelezi’s information is known,. It was contested when he was born. Other sources claim he was born in 1985, on the 20th of March.

Making him at least 39 years old as of 2024. However, other sources claim that he is only 25 years old, citing a date of birth of February 6, 1999.

Sicelo Buthelezi is only 24 years old as of 2022
Sicelo Buthelezi is only 26 years old as of 2024

These dates are considerably different and hard to merge. However, the most cited is the implausible 1985 one. But, by the look of things, it is agreeable that he is only 25 years old.

Considering his role on Gomora, he was a 19-year-old Teddy. Furthermore, Sicelo himself has revealed in an interview that he was born in 1999. Meaning that as of 2024, he is only 25 years old.

Career beginnings of Sicelo Buthelezi

Buthelezi first graced our screens in 2018, when he played a lead role in a film titled The Cleaner, which was part of the SABC 1 documentary show, Now or Never. Currently, Buthelezi is on a Mzansi Magic television drama series, Gomora, as Teddy. Sicelo received the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards in 2020.

Buthelezi had friends asking for money after he got famous.
Buthelezi had friends asking for money after he got famous.

His first major television role came in 2018, when he appeared on SABC1’s The Cleaner as part of a documentary called Now or Never. Sicelo Buthelezi has been playing Teddy from Gomora since 2020, which is his most prominent television role to date. At the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards, he received the Outstanding Newcomer Award for this role.

Buthelezi on his musical career

Sicelo Buthelezi, a talented actor, enjoys practicing his vocals when he is not busy playing Teddy from Gomora. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry over the years.

He was featured in Black Motion’s Deeper North track in 2017, and he has also collaborated with Mr Jazziq. While he has received positive feedback from fans for his musical endeavors, his fans are eagerly anticipating a solo music project from him.

Filmography of Sicelo Buthelezi

Television Roles: Show-Character

  • Gomora, Season 1: Teddy
  • Gomora, Season 2: Teddy
  • Gomora, Season 3: Teddy
  • Now or Never, Season 6: Striker
  • Skeem Saam, Tobias

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