Ayanda Ncwane’s Net Worth & Bio – Real Housewives of Durban


Ayanda Ncwane is a South African businesswoman, actress, beauty queen, singer, philanthropist, and reality TV star. She is the current CEO of Ncwane Communications at the same time, she is the president of Gospel Awards. 

Ayanda Ncwane's Net Worth

In  2021, Ayanda Ncwane had an impressive net worth of $2 Million. Her impressive net worth can be directly attributed to her many years in the industry, various business ventures, and the accumulated by her and her husband, famous gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane. See how her net worth compares the net worth of the Real Housewives of Durban cast. (1)

Upon her husband’s death in 2016, Ayanda Ncwane took her rightful spot as the  CEO of Ncwane Communications, a position held by her husband years prior. Several reports also claim that Ayanda Ncwane and her children have inherited most of the late Sfiso Ncwane’s assets such as properties and businesses. During Ayanda Ncwane’s leadership, Ncwane  Communications became a best-selling records company for both secular and gospel music in South Africa and other countries. 

Ayanda's Early Life

Ayanda Ncwane, mother, reality tv star and Diva Extraordinaire awardee was born in the town of Ndwedwe in Ilembe District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The small village is 60 km north of Durban. 

She was born on August 12, 1983, making her just 38 years old as of the writing of this article. However, some sources claim that this birth year may be inaccurate because Ayanda Ncwane is not really fond of telling the public her age. 

Growing up, Ayanda Ncwane’s parents weren’t always around and so she and her siblings were raised by their loving grandmother. 

Ayanda Ncwane has four siblings. She has one sister and three brothers. The youngest among her brothers is Phupho Gumede. He is also the most active on social media, with thousands of follows on his Instagram. Phupho Gumede is a stylist who worked with brands such as Brutal Fruit, Nestle’, and several other international brands. (2)

Ayanda Ncwane's Education

Ayanda Ncwane was well-educated. In high school, she studied at Nombika High School in her hometown of Ndwedwe. In the same school, she studied drama and was even trained to sing opera. She was also active in extra-curricular activities such as being an active girl scout member. 

Ayanda Ncwane's Husband and Family Life

Ayanda Ncwane is married to the late South African gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane. Together they have two sons, Ngcweti Ncwane and Mawenza Ncwane. The couple met in 2001, Ayanda Ncwane was just 18 years old. The reality tv star and some of her friends were walking to buy some ice cream when the late gospel musician set eyes on her. Sfiso walked up to her and they talked about a lot of stuff like the reason why she went on a journey in a big city like Johannesburg without a family. (3)

Sfiso Ncwane proposed to her on February 18, 2007. By June, the couple tied the knot. The couple would’ve celebrated their 10th year wedding anniversary in 2017 if Sfiso didn’t die in December 2016 due to kidney failure. 

Sfiso Ncwane’s death wasn’t sudden. He was hospitalized at first and after diagnosis, he was moved to an intensive care unit (ICU). Her late husband’s death truly affected Ayanda greatly, because years after his death it was revealed that she’s changed nothing in their Hillcrest mansion.  

People grief differently and Ayanda’s way of dealing with the pain of losing a loved one is making things the same way as before her late husband was rushed to Fourways Life Hospital. 

When a couple is married, they make a promise that they’ll only part ways when one dies. However, this is not the case for Ayanda Ncwane. She vows not to look for another man in her life because nobody can take the spot of he late husband. She has also joked that she sometimes wonders if there is a man existing that is brave enough to wed a woman who’ll forever be labeled as Sfiso Ncwane’s wife/widow. 

Like any other marriage, their marriage wasn’t perfect. They had their downsides, one of which is Ayanda’s relationship with her in-laws. Ayanda Ncwane wasn’t really welcomed in her late husband’s family. This is because her in-laws believe that she is a gold digger and she is only after her late husband’s fortune. 

The reality tv star says that she understands where their sentiments are coming from. She says it is really hard to see your family’s breadwinner settling down and creating a family of his own. She made this statement because the late Sfiso Ncwane was the breadwinner of their family- both extended and nuclear. When her late husband died, her in-law’s treatment of her didn’t change. 

Her in-laws weren’t the only ones causing drama in their marriage. The couple’s happy marriage was also riddled with controversies because of Sfiso Ncwane’s alleged baby mama dramas. In 2015, a woman by the name of Pinky Dlamini accused her late husband of being her son’s biological father and even demanded that he starts paying her for child support. 

However, these claims were quickly denied by the late gospel singer and he even challenged the woman to do a paternity test as he cannot pay for a child that’s not his. According to her alleged baby mama, she and Sfiso Ncwane dated in 2002, but she got pregnant and upon learning about the pregnancy, he abandoned her. 

In 2010, there was another baby mama that demanded that the late gospel singer acknowledge their child together and pay child support. It is also worth mentioning, that another baby mama of the late gospel singer is also part of The Real Housewives of Durban, Nonku Williams. 

In the case of Nonku Williams, Ayanda Ncwane acknowledge that her daughter Nothile was indeed her late husband’s daughter. According to her, the late gospel singer wanted Nothile to bear his last name but was unable to do so since he died. It was Ayanda Ncwane that took Nothile to visit the grave of her father. 

After Sfiso Ncwane’s death, a lot of baby mamas came forward and accused Ayanda of faking the late gospel singer’s will by making her and her children the sole beneficiary. In July 2020, Sifso Ncwane’s alleged children Snqobile Mzelemu and Sduduzo Dlamini took Ayanda Ncwane to court in a bid to get their share of their father’s wealth. They claimed that Ayanda just wanted everything to herself.

Ayanda Ncwane's Career

Shortly after her graduation from university, Ayanda Ncwane pursued a career in modeling. She then joined the search for Miss Teen Durban and eventually Miss Teen South Africa. However, these ventures didn’t pay off immediately. In order to make ends me, she resorted to working as a waitress while playing a minor role in Generations and Insidingo. 

She also landed a role in a Mzansi show where she played the role of a Shangane girl. 

In 2018, Ayanda published her book titled For the Love of Sfiso Ncwane, in honor of her late husband. The book has an average rating of 3.71 in Goodreads. 

In 2021, she became part of the Real Housewives of Durban. Today, she works as the CEO of Ncwane Communications. She also established the Ayanda Ncwane Women’s Carnival, which provides an avenue for dialogue among businesswomen in Durban. 

Real Housewives of Durban Storyline for Ayanda Ncwane

Ayanda Ncwane was part of the pioneering cast of the Real Housewives of Durban. She starred in the show alongside Sorisha  Naidoo, Kgomotso Ndungane, Nonku Williams, Nonkanyiso “LaConco” Conco, and Annie Mthembu. The show premiered o January 29, 2021. 

Ayanda Ncwane was not able to escape baby mama dramas even when she was starring in the reality show. This is because one of her husband’s baby mama was part of the show, Nonku Williams. The latter wasn’t afraid to tell the viewers the tea and even dropped the bomb during the first episode of the reality show. 

Another drama that happened with her during the show was when she was called mean things by the viewers because she refuses to eat food that are directly offered to her. This is because of her irrational feeling of being poisoned. She stated that her brother almost died because of poisoning. She also believes that her late husband may also have been poisoned. She said that she is just being cautious because she doesn’t want her two sons to be motherless. 

Ayanda Ncwane left the show after season 1. She said that the show only painted her as a plain housewife and widower of the late Sfiso Ncwane. They failed to show her other side, which is a strong independent single mom that runs a successful company. (4)

Ayanda Ncwane's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

Height 5 ft 6in
1.68 m
Weight N/A
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Voluptuous 
Sexual Orientation Straight

Facts About Ayanda Ncwane

Nationality South African
Estimate Net Worth $2 million
Religion N/A
Zodiac Sign Leo
Birthplace Ndwedwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Birthday August 12, 1983



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