Nkanyiso Makhanya plays Njeza on SABC 1 biggest daily soap opera, Uzalo. Viewers picked interest in his personal life because of his role on screen. His fashion style and sense have made many suspect him to be a member of the LGBTQ.

The 29-year-old started his public life as a television presenter. He was the host of the show Craz-e. Eventually, Makhanya landed his first-ever role as jailbird Njeza.

Apart from acting, he has appeared in television, Instagram, films, and stage adverts. He had always wanted to be an entertainer and tried his possible best to get to where he is presently.

His display of acting talents gained him acclaim as a good actor. The question that has been on many lips is Njeza gay?


Nkanyiso Makhanya dancing

Before a dive into his personal life, let’s walk through his early days. Nkanyiso Makhanya was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on May 23, 1993. He grew up in KZN with his siblings.

The actor is schooled at the University of Zululand and holds a degree in communication sciences from the institution. He has been passionate about making television appearances and has executed successful roles.

Before landing the role, he auditioned in Johannesburg because he had lesser knowledge of the Durban auditions. He went by bus and arrived at 6 AM and only auditioned at 6 PM. It made it his debut acting audition.

Is Njeza gay?

Nkanyiso Makhanya wears

Many wonder about his sexuality considering his unique and daring feminine sense of dressing. Some even see him as gay, and the video of him allegedly twerking in a feminine fashion further raised eyebrows.

The video got many views and triggered mixed reactions. The suspicion intensified after Nkanyiso posted a picture of himself wearing makeup.

Nkanyiso has not come open about his sexuality, whether he is gay or not. He was in a relationship with The Queen actress Ntando Duma’s sister Thando Duma for over half a decade.

Another reason for suspicion is the fact that he takes his manicures seriously. He does his nails and also takes care of his skin. 

According to him, he takes care of his skin because he is in the sun a lot. His top three tips are manicures, pedicures, and caring for himself.

The actor grew up in a family of cleanliness. His parents were always cleanly dressed and raised him that way. He loves to wear a leather jacket, a nice casual blazer, clean sneakers, and a pair of formal shoes.

No matter how cheap a clothing item was, it would appear very clean. His parents played a notable role in inspiring him.


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