Selae Thobakgale is a South African television presenter best known for hosting a variety of kid's shows on YOTV on SABC1.
She was born in Soweto but soon thereafter moved to Limpopo where she lived for three years. She started her television career at the age of 7.
She was discovered in a classroom at primary school while in detention - her music teacher asked her to sing for the TV crew that had come to audition some kids and she’s been on TV ever since.
Having been in the industry for 12 years, Selae has been lucky enough to do almost everything from featuring in movies, to acting in drama series, presenting reality shows, game shows and live shows to being involved in production as a production assistant, camera woman and editor in training.
Towards the end of her primary school phase in the year 2000, she received her big break as a YOTV presenter; this opportunity set her career path in motion as it opened up even more opportunities for growth and maximum exposure.
She was nominated for a Crystal award for Best Kids’ Presenter in 2004.
Her highlights have been hosting former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday and interviewing the likes of Oprah Winfrey.
She has been a presenter of Teen Gospel Live on DStv's religious channel ONE Gospel since 4 November, 2007.