Andile Ncube

Andile Ncube is a South African television personality who gained fame for hosting SABC 1’s Friday night music show One later Live now Live Amp. He later moved to SABC sports where he hosts Soccer 411 and Laduma, Andile Ncube is also the host of The X-Factor South Africa.

Andile Ncube
Born Andile Ncube
October 4, 1981
South Africa
Education Pretoria Technikon
Occupation TV Personality
Record Producer
Actor, Radio DJ
Since 2003 – to date
Wife Ayanda Thabethe
2014 – to date
Agent Unknown
Website Unknown

Andile Ncube was born in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

He has a brother; Sabelo Ncube who came to public attention after the media reported that he was dating Live Amp presenter Luthando Shosha.

Andile Ncube also has a sister. It is unclear if Alex who is reportedly a co-owner of Blackface Entertainment is also the brother whose name has also been reported as Sabelo or it is his second brother (third sibling).

His parents divorced when he was about 12 years old, together with his brother and sister – they remained with his mother.

It has been reported that he was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Ekurhuleni. However, in a City Press article Andile Ncube was asked what his favourite place in South Africa is and the answer was ‘…Durban. Home is where the heart and the vibe is right now’.

Andile Ncube attended several primary schools across South Africa and later returned to the city of his birth Johannesburg.

After matriculating Andile Ncube enrolled at Pretoria Technikon to study for a National Diploma in Journalism but later dropped out in favour of AFDA where he studied drama.

Andile Ncube wanted to pursue a football career and it is understood that he spent some time at Ajax Cape Town Football Academy. However, his time there was cut short by a career ending injury.

Andile Ncube began his television career in 2003 when he presented Vuyani Mzantsi on SABC 2. He also hosted Nokia around the World Challenge on M-Net.

In 2005 Andile Ncube joined Bianca Le Grange, Claire Mawisa, Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo and Phuti Khomo as host/ presenter on the new SABC 1 music show, One. The Show air on Fridays at 9pm (21:00) and enjoyed sustained growth in the face of ever changing hosts and presenters.

The show, One, which preceded Live which preceded today’s Live Amp is also responsible for launching successful careers like those of Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Luthando ShoshaPearl Thusi has also consolidated her success on that show.  On Friday April 25, 2008 Andile Ncube presented his last show on Live (a show he started on when it was One).

Also in 2005 he guest starred as DJ Mphosa  on the SABC 1 hit sitcom, City Ses’la.

In 2008 he moved on to becoming a sports presenter and host on numerous sports show for SABC sports. At SABC Sports Andile Ncube previously hosted Soccerzone which airs on SABC 1 on Mondays at 9pm (21:00).

He hosts Soccer 411 which airs and Saturdays at 2pm (14:00) and Sundays at 2:30pm (14:30). Andile Ncube often rotates with Thomas Mlambo, Tshepo Mabona and Kwena Moabelo as hosts of Laduma – a show that covers Premier Soccer League (PSL), National First Division (NFD) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) matches.

In 2013 he was the subject of an episode of a Pearl Modiadie hosted music centered talk show, Zaziwa.

In 2014 Andile Ncube began hosting the first season of The X-Factor South Africa; working with a judging panel that consist of Arno Carstens, Oskido and Zonke.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 – 2008 One/ Live Himself Host, Music Show
2005 City Ses’la DJ Mphosa Guest Star, Sitcom
2008 – to date SABC Sports Himself Host, Various Football Shows
2014 – to date The X-Factor South Africa Himself Host, Music Competition Show



Other Work

Andile Ncube was a radio dj at 5Fm, there he co-hosted a show on Sunday nights. He later moved to Tru FM, in 2010 Andile Ncube was a subject of many articles that claimed he would be fired there since he failed to live up to expectation.

It is under stood that he is the co-owner of House Therapy Records, a record company founded by Cry, the brother of Bojo Mujo  a famed South African DJ.

Andile Ncube reportedly bought a stake in House Therapy Records in 2007 after he recognized the success of Bojo Mujo.

Andile Ncube is also the co-owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of Blackface Entertainment.


Personal Life

Andile Ncube was in a relationship with former Generations star and Metro FM DJ Katlego Danke.

He was also in a relationship with South African model Rosette Mogomotsi who later mothered his daughter, Gaby.

Ayanda Thabethe and Andile NcubeAndile Ncube began a relationship with Ayanda Thabethe, a South African television personality from Yellowwood Park in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Ayanda Thabethe is best known as the host of Top One entertainment magazine show Top Entertainment.

In 2013 the pair got engaged to be married, some reports have claimed that Andile Ncube paid lobola.

A traditional ceremony called umembeso was held in Yellowwood Park in Durban where Andile Ncube presented the bride’s family with gifts.

The Yellowwood Park ceremony was also attended by fellow celebrities Somizi Mhlongo, Akhumzi Jezile, Musa Mthombeni, Walter Mokoena and David Kekana.

Reports emerged saying Andile Ncube and Ayanda Thabethe had officially married in a low key private ceremony attended by friends and family held in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng.


  • Allegations of Abuse and failure to care for his Daughter

Rosette Mogomotsi, Andile Ncube’s former girlfriend and mother of his daughter Gaby, leveled allegations of abuse against him in a Sunday World article.

She was quoted by the publication saying “The relationship between Andile and I was, to say the least, toxic and horrible. Simply put, it was a hellish three years!

As for the abuse, this is indeed a sensitive issue for me as I’ve put it behind me and dealt with it through counseling”.

Rosette Mogomotsi further accused Andile Ncube of being and unfit father “I believe that if Andile thinks that taking care of his child is burdensome or just too difficult, then let it be that.

“My child doesn’t need the emotional and psychological damage that comes from irresponsible parenting.

He’s not fit to be a father to my child and that’s why he is not and will not play a father figure role in our lives in the future… I don’t trust him with my child”.

Andile Ncube responded to the allegations through his lawyer Clement Shirelele who claimed that it was Rosette Mogomotsi who refused Andile Ncube and his parents access to his child since October 2013.

Clement Shirelele went on to challenge Rosette Mogomotsi to take Andile Ncube to Maintenance Court if her claims were true.

Clement Shirelele was quoted saying  “Gaby is on medical aid. She [Rosette Mogomotsi] has refused to pick up the medical aid card. She has refused to provide banking details to enable him to provide financial support.

Gaby has an education policy. She [Rosette Mogomotsi] has refused to accept details thereof. All these things are part and parcel of support and maintenance of a child”.