Eugene Khoza age

Eugene Khoza co-hosted the known SABC 1 sports magazine show Countdown 2010 (2008 to 2010).

Eugene Khoza (born 1981) is a South African comedian, actor, and television presenter. He is best known as a co-host on the SABC1 sports magazine show Countdown 2010. He won the Ricoffy Comedy Challenge.

The comedian has performed across South Africa. His multilingual delivery and understanding of cultures have aided his growth. He made it to the semi-finals of M-Net’s Laugh Out Loud comedy competition.

Eugene Khoza
Eugene Khoza biography
Eugene co-hosted the e.tv reality competition The AXE Sweet Life (March to May 2009).
Background Information
Full Name:Eugene Khoza
Born:1981 (age 42 years old)
Place of birth:Pretoria
Nationality:South Africa
Occupation:Comedian, actor
Spouse:Lerato Gaanakgomo
Children:Buhle
Known for:Countdown 2010
LanguagesZulu, English, Tswana, Shangaan, Venda, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Early Life

Eugene Khoza was born in 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Career

Khoza co-hosted, alongside Fezile Makhanya and Lebo Motsoeli, the SABC1 sports magazine show Countdown 2010. He hosted Horror Café Comedy Night for one year.

The comedian made it to the semi-finals of M-Net’s Laugh Out Loud comedy competition. He was the winner of the Ricoffy Comedy Challenge the same year. These achievements laid the foundation of his comedic journey.

Eugene was put on the line-up for Arts Alive 2007 and two other top comedy shows: Blacks Only and the Heavyweight Comedy Jam. He co-hosted a show on YFM. He has appeared in many interviews on television.

The TV presenter co-hosted the e.tv reality competition The AXE Sweet Life from March to May 2009. He was a writer and cast member of a talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah, in 2010.

Eugene took a break but returned with a show, Step Aside, at Gold Reef City Lyric Theatre. He appeared on Talkradio702 with Relebogile on 17 November 2023. 

The comedian and actor hosts the podcast Single Minded with Eugene Khoza. He discusses topics on race, spirituality, sex, and politics with guests.

Following the broadcast of SAMA29, Khoza appeared on Podcast and Chill. He said he believed the ceremony’s standard had dropped. He questioned the claim of Skomota to fame and whether he deserved a platform at the SAMAs.

Aside from the television, he performs at corporate functions, live shows, and clubs. His late best friend Moyikwa was the first producer to give him his first big break on television.

Eugene Khoza has performed at numerous corporate events. He co-hosted the sports magazine show Countdown 2010 on SABC1, covering the World Soccer Cup.

Personal Life

Eugene Khoza married Lerato Gaanakgomo in a traditional ceremony in 2008. He paid Lobola after they had a baby. He has a daughter, Buhle, who helped him become more sensitive and attentive.

Boity Thulo and Khoza were romantically linked, A Sunday paper reported. She dumped him for award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest, leaving him heartbroken. Boity denied being engaged to Eugene and maintained that they were good friends.

Eugene had been cavorting behind his wife’s back with a varsity student, Modiegi Mulaudzi. Sadly, he lost his son, and after some years, he lost his best friend, Moyikwa Sisulu. He speaks Zulu, English, Tswana, Shangaan, Venda, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.