Andile Ncube is a South African television personality who gained fame for hosting SABC 1’s Friday night music show One later Live now Live Amp. He later moved to SABC sports where he hosts Soccer 411 and Laduma, Andile Ncube is also the host of The X-Factor South Africa.
Andile Ncube was born in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.
He has a brother; Sabelo Ncube who came to public attention after the media reported that he was dating Live Amp presenter Luthando Shosha.
Andile Ncube also has a sister. It is unclear if Alex who is reportedly a co-owner of Blackface Entertainment is also the brother whose name has also been reported as Sabelo or it is his second brother (third sibling).
His parents divorced when he was about 12 years old, together with his brother and sister – they remained with his mother.
It has been reported that he was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Ekurhuleni. However, in a City Press article Andile Ncube was asked what his favourite place in South Africa is and the answer was ‘…Durban. Home is where the heart and the vibe is right now’.
Andile Ncube attended several primary schools across South Africa and later returned to the city of his birth Johannesburg.
After matriculating Andile Ncube enrolled at Pretoria Technikon to study for a National Diploma in Journalism but later dropped out in favour of AFDA where he studied drama.
Andile Ncube wanted to pursue a football career and it is understood that he spent some time at Ajax Cape Town Football Academy. However, his time there was cut short by a career ending injury.
Andile Ncube began his television career in 2003 when he presented Vuyani Mzantsi on SABC 2. He also hosted Nokia around the World Challenge on M-Net.
In 2005 Andile Ncube joined Bianca Le Grange, Claire Mawisa, Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo and Phuti Khomo as host/ presenter on the new SABC 1 music show, One. The Show air on Fridays at 9pm (21:00) and enjoyed sustained growth in the face of ever changing hosts and presenters.
The show, One, which preceded Live which preceded today’s Live Amp is also responsible for launching successful careers like those of Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Luthando Shosha – Pearl Thusi has also consolidated her success on that show. On Friday April 25, 2008 Andile Ncube presented his last show on Live (a show he started on when it was One).
Also in 2005 he guest starred as DJ Mphosa on the SABC 1 hit sitcom, City Ses’la.
In 2008 he moved on to becoming a sports presenter and host on numerous sports show for SABC sports. At SABC Sports Andile Ncube previously hosted Soccerzone which airs on SABC 1 on Mondays at 9pm (21:00).
He hosts Soccer 411 which airs and Saturdays at 2pm (14:00) and Sundays at 2:30pm (14:30). Andile Ncube often rotates with Thomas Mlambo, Tshepo Mabona and Kwena Moabelo as hosts of Laduma – a show that covers Premier Soccer League (PSL), National First Division (NFD) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) matches.
In 2013 he was the subject of an episode of a Pearl Modiadie hosted music centered talk show, Zaziwa.
In 2014 Andile Ncube began hosting the first season of The X-Factor South Africa; working with a judging panel that consist of Arno Carstens, Oskido and Zonke.
Andile Ncube was a radio dj at 5Fm, there he co-hosted a show on Sunday nights. He later moved to Tru FM, in 2010 Andile Ncube was a subject of many articles that claimed he would be fired there since he failed to live up to expectation.
It is under stood that he is the co-owner of House Therapy Records, a record company founded by Cry, the brother of Bojo Mujo a famed South African DJ.
Andile Ncube reportedly bought a stake in House Therapy Records in 2007 after he recognized the success of Bojo Mujo.
Andile Ncube is also the co-owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of Blackface Entertainment.