Mbali Nkosi is a South African actress, presenter, singer and dancer best known for placing third on the fourth season of the reality competition series Big Brother Mzansi (Season 2 on Mzansi Magic), with her partner Chelsea Humfrey.
Mbali was introduced to the arts at the age of five, when her mother enrolled her at the Le Gal Dance Academy, where she trained in classical dance such as ballet, tap, modern, Spanish and drama. She later had dance lessons for hip hop, belly dancing and salsa.
While still in high school she had a cameo as a dancer on the M-Net musical drama series Angel’s Song and in Grade 12 she and Moagi Seete wrote the song “Free”, which recording artist and actress Thembi Seete recorded for her album “Music Is My Life”. The song was nominated for Song of the Year at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs).
After she matriculated from Edenvale High School in 2007 she went on to study Somatology, a branch of anthropology.
Mbali started dancing for Thembi Seete in 2008, learning kwaito, raggae and pantsula. She toured nationally and internationally visiting countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, China, Dubai and Thailand, performing at numerous TV shows, events and concerts.
In 2010 she presented at a national road show programme for Coca Cola for the FIFA World Cup, which ran for four months and the following year was part of another road show called “Mom & Me” which encompassed singing, dancing and acting for the youth.
She has participated in various music videos for artists such as Kwela Tebza, Thembi Seete, Justin Chalice, Denim, Pascoul and L’Vovo.
In 2012 she started a Business Management degree at Boston City College and pursued a marketing and sales career where she worked for Sam Mase Consulting, JTI and Kaizer Chiefs Mobile.
In 2013 she made her screen acting debut in a minor role on the second season of the Mzansi Magic drama series Rockville, reprising her role on Season 3 in 2015.
In 2014 she had a cameo role on the SABC1 soapie Generations and played the HR lady Brenda on the Mzansi Magic soapie Zabalaza. In December that year she joined the news channel ANN7 as a news anchor.
In 2015 she appeared on the fourth season of Big Brother Mzansi (the second season on the channel, subtitled “Double Trouble”) with her partner Chelsea Humfrey. They placed third on the show, lasting the full 57 days in the house.
In September 2015 she joined Nomzamo Mbatha and Anga “NaakMusiq” Makubalo as a presenter on the tenth season of the celebrity magazine show All Access Mzansi. She returned to host Season 11 in 2016.