Vuyo Dabula is popularly known from his villainous gangster role in the SABC1 soap opera The Legacy as Gadaffi or as Kumkani Phakade in the South African soap opera Generations. He was born in South Africa on the 11th of September, 1976, hails from Lomanyaneng near Mahikeng, the capital of North West, where he learnt survival tactics on the “streets” as he puts it. Reflecting on his rise to screen stardom, Vuyo says that he was forced to hold several odd jobs that included working in a building construction site.
Dabula graduated in 1995 from the P.H Moeketsi Agricultural High School and in 1996 from Wits Technikon. His first taste of fame came in 2003 when he was put alongside Lebo Mathosa, the late singer in the 2003 film Soldiers of the Rock.
Currently, Dabula resides in his own house in Johannesburg.
With Vuyo's growing popularity, the personal life of the actor has also come under the spotlight, despite his preference of protecting his privacy. Vuyo is married and has a son called Kitso. The actor says that he generally prefers a private life and does not like to be vulnerable. He has, however, has had to accept the fact that people, especially the opposite gender, give him the kind of attention that can only be described as overwhelming. Another member of the family who has played an integral part in the life of Dabula was his father, who has recently passed away.
As a boxing fanatic, Vuyo says that it was his dad who introduced him to this physical sport. And as a special tribute to him, in January, Vuyo took to the ring at the South African Boxing Awards during an exhibition match that was held in Durban. There, he faced off against Gabriel Temudzani, the Muvhango actor.
Vuyo is ranked among the most popular South African celebrities on Celebs Trend Now with an estimated net worth of $100K-$1M. His primary source of income is from acting in soap opera, and he is ranked high among those in the Vuyo Dabula age group. Over the course of his TV and movies career, Vuyo has received several awards, but 2016 was perhaps his best year so far.
Dabula scored big in 2016 when he was named GQ South Africa’s best-dressed man. Vuyo Dabula, is also said to be a very spiritual person.
|Website||instagram.com, @vuyo Dabula|
|Born||11th September, 1976|