Nathaniel Junior Oliphant (born 1989), formerly known as Junior Singo, is a South African actor. He is best known for his role as Mpho on Generations The Legacy. He stepped into the limelight as a teenager.
The actor was with She Jay Bling at Cappello Witbank, an event hosted by Justin Deep Sly. He has appeared in Beat the Drum, Wooden Camera, Themba – A Boy Called Hope and Hopeville. He appeared in the movie In My Country.
|Nathaniel Junior Oliphant
|1989 (age 35 years old)
|Place of birth:
|Chiawelo, Soweto, South Africa
|Sir John Adamson High School
|Carol Oliphant (mother)
Junior Singo was born Nathaniel Junior Oliphant in 1989 in Chiawelo, Soweto, South Africa, to Carol Oliphant, an art director. He grew up in Protea Glen. His mother, who is a director, influenced him to join showbiz. She told him to attend for Hopeville.
At a tender age, he scored his first acting gig in the South African hit series directed by David Hickson, Beat the Drum, in 2002. He is one of the country’s few child star actors who successfully transitioned to playing adult roles.
His family supported and encouraged him to go back to acting. He attended another audition and landed a role in a local drama called Hopeville.
Junior started primary school at Laerskool WH Coetzer and finished at Regents Park Primary School. He had his matric at Sir John Adamson High School.
They studied sound engineering in high institutions but dropped out due to a few personal obstacles.
Junior received the Best Newcomer award for Beat the Drum at the 2023 Monaco International Film Festival. He also bagged the Best Actor Gong at the Newport Beach Festival in California.
Singo starred as Musa in the 2003 feature film Beat the Drum. He appeared in The Wooden Camera in 2003, Country of My Skull in 2004, Red Dust in 2004, and The Trail in 2006. He played Jabu Sithole in the 2006 TV movie The Good Provider.
In 2009, the actor played Themba Manyani in the SABC2 mini-series Hopeville. He starred as Qiniso “Q” Cele in the Mzansi Magic soap opera Zabalaza. He also visits the studio to work on his other passion – music.
Many actors in the industry inspire him, including Vusi Kunene, Themba Ndaba, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Halle Barry.
Junior has appeared in shows such as The Wooden Camera, 4Play, Heartlines, Zabalaza, Zone 14, Intersexions, Rhythm City, and Generations The Legacy.
Singo is a serial entrepreneur and businessman with many business interests. He is passionate about music and has produced several tracks for Solo. He is an active supporter of the local orphanage, Nkosi’s Haven.
Junior Singo has a daughter named Ayamah. He has said nothing about his baby mama and is proud of his daughter, who visits him on weekends and watches animated movies with him. He is currently dating Lusanda Mtongana.
The actor fell victim to a death hoax but came out to tell his fans, friends, and relatives he is doing just fine. A tweep claimed he died in a car accident on Sunday. His favorite sport is mixed martial arts, but he enjoys dabbling in other sports.
Junior Singo has been in showbiz for a long time. He has appeared in many television and movie productions. According to Savana news, he is worth R1 million as of 2023.
- 4 Hours as Bookkeeper
- 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls as Buhlee
- Kasi: Our Stories as Kholo
- Generations as Mpho
- Heartlines as Jabu Sithole
- Hopeville as Themba
- ManyaniInconceivable as Clinic Guard
- Intersexions as Shorty
- isiPantsula as Tshepo
- Rhythm City as Sakhile
- The Road as Crew
- Thola as Brains James
- Zabalaza (2013) as Qiniso “Q” Cele
- Zone 14 as Junior