Dineo Moeketsi

Dineo Moeketsi is a South African actress, dancer, musician and television personality who took over from Nonhle Thema as host of the Channel O music magazine show O-Access, she has since joined Vuzu’s V-Entertainment.

Dineo Moeketsi
Born Dineo Moeketsi
July 20, 1989
KwaThema
East Rand
Gauteng
South Africa
Education NSA
The New School
Occupation Actress, Dancer
Musician
Since 2011 – to date
Agent Unknown
Website Unknown

Dineo Moeketsi born in KwaThema, a township south-west of Springs on the East Rand in the Gauteng of South Africa.

She was raised by her great-grandmother who was the anchor of that KwaThema home and her mother.

Dineo Moeketsi’s mother is the famed Radio 2000 presenter Kgomotso Moeketsi (also known as KG).

In an interview she did with The Fabulous Life: Nono Cele, Dineo Moeketsi was quoted saying, ” I have about 4 siblings who teach me a lot about myself and life”.

However, in a in a 2012 Drum magazine article titled ‘At home with KG [Kgomotso Moeketsi] and Dineo Moeketsi’ it is reported that Kgomotso Moeketsi is the “mother of two”.

“My parents are not married nor are they together but I have an awesome dad and an incredibly strong mom,” she said in an interview with The Fabulous Life: Nono Cele.

Dineo Moeketsi went to the National School of the Arts (NSA) in Braamfontein in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng.

In 2009 she attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Greenwich Village on the west side of Lower Manhattan, in New York City, New York in the United States of America (USA).

In 2008 Dineo Moeketsi was in the top fourteen of contestants on the M-Net reality competition High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa, a South African reality television talent competition based on the American format of the same name.

She was a backing vocalist for the Tamara Dey fronted South African dance music band, Flash Republic.

In March 2010 she starred in the 10th season of SABC 1’s long running educational drama series, Soul City, as Lindiwe Maponya.

In the same year she was among the celebrities who presented awards at the Lungile Radu hosted 7th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards and had cameo appearance on City Ses’la.

 

 

O-Access, V Entertainment and Continued Success, 2011 – to date

In 2011 Dineo Moeketsi made her feature film debut in the Thapelo Mokoena produced and fronted Skyf alongside Samkelo Ndlovu among others.

Also in 2011 she co-hosted the 8th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards alongside Banky W.

In that same year she replaced Nonhle Thema as the host of the Channel O music magazine show, O-Access, in it’s fifth season.

In early 2012 she was a guest on the short-lived Jo-Ann Strauss hosted e.tv talk show, Glambition.

In 2012 Dineo Moeketsi reported from the red carpet alongside Lalla Hirayama at the Bonang Matheba and Ice Prince co-hosted 9th Annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

Also in 2012 she portrayed the character of Lindiwe  in a South African science fiction police procedural television series, Room 9.

In 2012 Dineo Moeketsi also began Vuzu’s V-Entertainment alongside Lalla Hirayama, Siyabonga Ngwekazi and Thomas.

In 2013 she guest starred on the second season of the SABC 1 sitcom, My Perfect Family, which stars Thando Thabethe and Bay Cele among others,

In 2014 she appeared as herself in the Vuzu satirical mockumentary, Check Coast, which starred Khanyi Mbau and Kabomo Vilakazi among others.

In mid 2014 Dineo Moeketsi was a guest on the third season of e.tv’s talk show ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall.

In late 2014 she co-hosted Mzansi Magic’s reality series, My Perfect Proposal, with Shugasmakx of Skwatta Kamp fame. In April 2015 Dineo Moeketsi began co-hosting e.tv’s talk show, Ekse Zwakala, with Tol A$$ Mo and Pabi Moloi as well as Phillip Malepa as the field presenter. In October 2015 e.tv announced via their website that Dineo Moeketsi has joined the channel’s soap opera, Scandal!, where she portrays the character of Naledi Thebe.

 

 

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2008 High School Musical: Spotlight SA   Herself  Contestant
2010 Soul City Lindiwe Maponya Drama Series
2010 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 7 Herself Presenter
2011 Skyf Unknown Lead Role, Feature Film
2011 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 8 Herself Co-Host
2011 – 2011 O-Access Herself Host, Magazine Show
2012 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards 8 Herself Red Carpet Presenter
2012 Room 9 Lindiwe Drama Series
2012 – to date V Entertainment Herself Co-host
2013 My Perfect Family Unknown Guest Star
2014 Check Coast Herself Guest Appearance
2014 My Perfect Proposal Herself Co-host
2015
Ekse Zwakala Herself Co-host, Talk Show
2015 – to date Scandal! Naledi Thebe Supporting Role, Soap Opera

 

 

 

Personal Life

It is understood that Dineo Moeketsi is in a relationship with South African rapper Zothile “Solo” Langa.

 

  • Alleged Altercation with Yvette Mhlauli

In May 2015 the Sunday World reported that Dineo Moeketsi was involved in an altercation with YFM DJ Yvette Mhlauli during the Back to the City music festival at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

According to the Sunday World the incident occurred after Dineo Moeketsi saw Zothile “Solo” Langa and Yvette Mhlauli talking.

Dineo Moeketsi and Zothile Solo Langa“It was an innocent chat because I know Solo and we had not hooked up in a while. Nothing suggested we were being cosy. or something. Then, when Dineo suddenly appeared and saw us together, she lost her cool,” the Sunday World quoted Yvette Mhlauli.

“She pushed her face into mine and threatened to beat me up, but was restrained by Solo, who begged her to stop shouting at me.

“They left together immediately after the incident to avoid further embarrassment as there was attention building around us,” Yvette Mhlauli as quoted by the Sunday World.

Dineo Moeketsi was quoted by the Sunday World as saying, “What are you talking about? Where did you get your information from? I’m busy shooting. I don’t know the person you are talking about. The only DJs I know at YFM are Sammy [Sosa] and Thembi [Thabethe].”

The Sunday World article concluded by quoting a witness to the incident, Thato Dlamini, who said “Look, Solo and Yvette have known each other for a long time. They are actually friends.

“Solo was greeting someone who was passing by when Dineo appeared and mistakenly thought Yvette was the one after her man’s attention. It was a case of mistaken identity.

“When everyone present stopped Dineo from making a meal out of it, and after explaining everything to her, she cooled down.

“She understood and apologised to Yvette, that is how it all ended. Everybody was happy and cool about it.”

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