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Meet ‘Quinton Nyathi’



Brighton Ngoma (born 1985), is a South African actor. He is best known for his roles in the television serials Invictus, Who Am I? ,Master Harold…and the Boys and Quinton Nyathi on etvScandal.

He was born in 1985 in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, South Africa and has a Xhosa and Swiss heritage. His father was a doctor while his mother is a nurse.

Ngoma has one younger brother. His father left him at the age of 5, where he raised with his mother. In 2002, when he was 17 years old, his mother died. Afterwards, another family fostered his brother.

Ngoma has a skin condition called Vitiligo, that causes the skin to lose pigmentation, resulting in discoloured patches.

He is married to fellow actress Tshepi Mashego and is a father of one son, Leano, who was born in January 2017.

He started his career as a freelance stage manager. Then he started acting in the popular television serial Scandals a featured extra. After the director saw his acting ability, Ngoma was soon promoted to a supportive actor.

However after a few months, he was promoted to have a leading role of the character ‘Quinton Nyathi’. The show became one of the most watched soap operas in South Africa, and it was also broadcast across Africa on the eAfrica, Botswana and Ghana.

He is currently on SABC 1’s Ubettina Wethu.


Robert Tapfumaneyi