Thembelihle ‘Lihle’ Nkosi is a South African TV Host, Entrepreneur, Model and a brand ambassador for some of South Africa’s leading brands. She was born on the 25th of June 1997 in a small town called Piet Retief in Mpumalanga.
Lihle has never been afraid to chase her dreams until she has seen them become a reality. Her career began in her early school days where she participated in local pageants, got a good taste of being in front of cameras and started being featured in her local newspapers. She clinched titles such as:
Miss Mpumalanga Teen (Mzansi Africa Nationals), Miss Summer Heat Mpumalanga, Top Model World 1st Runner Up and Top Actress Mpumalanga (Four 13 Productions).
Lihle matriculated from Uplands College in Mpumalanga in 2015 and then moved to Johannesburg to pursue her dream of becoming a Tv Presenter, Model & Media Lawyer. She is currently completing her Law Degree at Varsity College and is signed as a model under Alushi models South Africa.
In 2017 she graduated from one of the leading TV & Radio presenting training schools in the country. Since then she has presented & guest presented on numerous platforms and channels such as Selimathunzi, YoTv, Kasi Vibes TV (Soweto TV), Ritevac TV, CMTV, SAMA Awards Red Carpet 2017 to name a few. She was host of Miss Lesotho 2017, ZRF Media Forbes 30 under 30 Networking Sessions and is currently part of Youth Parliament on Power FM.
As a Future Leaders Ambassador at Lead SA, she helps shape the mindsets of South Africa’s youth. She plays a very important role for Future Leaders, as they discuss humanitarian projects and plan youth policy.
Lihle Nkosi currently works as an entrepreneur. She has co-founded R&L productions and is also the co-founder of Reform Africa Group.
Reform Africa, is a non-profit organization that prepares young people to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. The organization believes that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess the power to solve the world’s toughest problems. The programs on Reform Africa are catalysts for change that help youth learn, work, and lead. The company’s aim is to create a difference by enriching the lives of young people all over Africa.
R&L Productions is a youth empowerment company that hosts events that are crucial to the empowerment of young people in South Africa. The main objective of the company is to introduce young people into the entertainment industry by offering them resources, opportunities and a platform that allows them to network and gain skills from people who are already in the entertainment industry.
“The road to your dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes dotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome and hard, mind-numbing times that will make you feel like quitting. Just remember this if you get lost along the way: Anything worth having doesn’t come easy. So don’t turn back around. Don’t give up.”