Salamina Mosese

Full / Real Name: Salamina Mphelo
Born: 19 June 1983 (34 years old)
Gender: Female



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Salamina Mosese (née Mphelo) is a South African actress, model and television presenter best known for taking over the role of drama lecturer Keketso Chaka from Katlego Danke on the soapie Backstage, from April 2006 to June 2007.

Born in Zebediela, a small village in Limpopo, Salamina got into acting by accident when she took her brother for an audition. She was asked to audition and landed a part.

She received a Matric Exemption with distinctions in English, Afrikaans and History and later studied Corporate Communications at the University of Johannesburg (RAU).

She was a presenter for's kids' programming block CRAZe for five years, and also acted on the SABC1 youth drama series Soul Buddyz, from 1999-2002. In 2008 she won a Top Billing presenter search and began presenting the show in the same year.

Other television shows she appeared in include Soul City, Justice for All and the international feature film Beat the Drum. She also played the lead role of Tumi in the short film The Ring.

In 2007 she presented the gameshow Crazy Games on SABC2 and the reality show Top Class on SABC1. In 2008 she was the face of two Nedbank gameshows, on SABC3 and

As a model, she has appeared in advertising campaigns for Lotto, Comporal and McDonalds, among others. She was also the face of Sadie – a roll-on brand that was purchased by L'Oreal in 2007.

In 2008 she married former Generations and Backstage actor Tshepo "Howza" Mosese.

In 2011 she landed the starring role of Ella, a domestic worker who believes in fairytale love and that her knight in shining armour is going to ride in any day now, in the SABC1 sitcom Abo Mzala.

In 2014 she replaced Thabo Mdluli as the host of the SABC2 gospel reality competition I Want to Sing Gospel, joining the show for its third season.


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