Since Mzansi Magic’s Gomora came to our Tvs in 2020, its well- written and executed plot and characters who were impeccably cast have made the show one of the most- watched TV series in South Africa.
One of the characters that fans ca n’t get enough of is Zodwa’s teenage son- Teddy. On the show, Teddy is the teenage son of Zodwa and Ntokozo’s best friend. But is he the same person in real life?
Here’s everything you need to know about Teddy from Gomora in real life that will make you love him more too.
Teddy from Gomora, who is he?
(A young Teddy from Gomora, source: Facebook)
Teddy from Gomora’s real name is Sicelo Buthelezi. Although he plays the part of a 19- year-old on TV, his real age is quite a riddle and there are differing accounts about his real date of birth. While some sources indicate that he was born in 1985, others claim that he was born on the 20th of March 1998.
He was born and raised in Tembisa, Winnie Mandela Zone 2, Johannesburg and he’s the oldest child in his family and has a youngish sister and a brother. He was raised by a single mother after his father reportedly died when he was around seven years old.
Education: Sicelo Buthelezi
The talented actor studied at Ingqayizivele High School in Temong, Tembisa in 2017 where he majored in mass-market subjects like Accounting, Business Studies and Economics.
He also enrolled at the Market Theatre Laboratory in 2018 to hone his acting expertise and graduated with a certification in Theatre and Performance.
Career as an actor
Sicelo Buthelezi, source: Facebook
From a youthful age, Sicelo Buthelezi showed an interest in acting and by the time he was in Grade 10, he’d made up his mind to pursue acting.
While studying at the Market Theatre Laboratory, Sicelo Buthelezi landed on a number of works including Words Fail, Babylon Beyond Borders, and HANI THE LEGACY.
His first big part on TV was when he got a part on SABC1’s The Cleaner in 2018 which was part of a documentary called Now or Never.
Since 2020, Sicelo Buthelezi has been playing the part of Teddy from Gomora, which so far is his biggest part on TV yet. For this part, he won an Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards.
He is a talented musician.
Besides being a talented actor, when Sicelo Buthelezi isn’t busy playing the part of Teddy from Gomora, he loves to practice his lyrics.
Over the years he has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. In 2017, he was featured in Black Motion’s track called Deeper North and he has also worked with Mr Jazziq.
While he has took positive reviews from fans for his hand in music, a solo music arrangement from him is one thing that his fans ca n’t await for.
Sicelo is a brand ambassador
Sicelo Buthelezi, source: Instagram
Along with winning accolades and the hearts of fans for his part as Teddy from Gomora, Sicelo Buthelezi has also landed several endorsement deals with significant brands involving Flying Fish SA, Lipton Ice Tea, and Eno.
He is a football fan.
Besides acting and music, Sicelo Buthelezi is likewise a huge football addict like his character Teddy on Gomora and he claims that the fact that Teddy loves football is one of the accountings that drew him to the character.
Is Teddy (Gomora) present on social media?
Sicelo Buthelezi is really active on social media where he connects with millions of his fans. He’s truly easy going on social media and already has1.2 million followers on Instagram.
Whether you would like to connect with him and know what he’s up to or you just want to be entertained with his frothy videos, also here are his social media accounts.
Facebook: Sicelo Buthelezi (SeeKay)