Gail Nkoane Mabalane

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Gail Nkoane Mabalane

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Gail Nkoane Mabalane
Born Gail Tsholofelo Nkoane
(1984-12-27) December 27, 1984 (age 33)
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality South African
  • Actress
  • model
  • entrepreneur
  • philanthropist
  • singer
  • socialite
Years active 2010 – present
Notable work The Road (2015)

The Wild (2011 – 2013)

Home town Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Spouse(s) Kabelo Mabalane (m. 2013)
Children 1
Relatives Craig Nkoane (brother) (deceased)
Denise Nkoane (sister)
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010 – present
Associated acts

Gail Mabalane (née Nkoane; born December 27, 1984) is a South African actress, model, media socialite, businesswoman and singer. She is most notable for acting roles on South African television series “The Wild”, and recently starred on tele-novel series “The Road”, which airs on Mzansi Magic every weeknight.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Gail Nkoane was born and raised in the town of Kimberley, Northern Cape in South Africa. She is the middle child of three children. Her mother entered her into her first pageant, “Miss Tinkerbell” when she was five years old.[1] It was at this point that her family noticed her potential. In 2005, she was a Top 5 Miss SA Teen Finalist.


In 2010, Gail auditioned for and became a Top 10 Finalist on the 6th Season on Idols South Africa. She was the first to be eliminated from the Final Top 10 after performing “Please Don’t Leave Me“, originally by P!nk.

In 2011, she obtained her major acting debut role as Lelo Sedibe on the MNet TV Series “The Wild”, alongside major South African actress Connie Ferguson. The show was later cancelled by MNet in 2013.[2] In August 2015, she made her first appearance on South Africa’s most viewed television soapie, Generations: The Legacy, once again alongside Connie Ferguson.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Idols Herself Season 6 Top 10 Finalist
2011 – 2013 The Wild Lelo Sedibe Lead role
2013 – 2014 Rockville Vicky Minor role
2015 Generations: The Legacy Sarah Westbrook Minor role
2015 The Road Kedibone “Kedi” Seakgoe / Stella Phiri Main role(Episode 1 to 60)
2016 Rockville Vicky Main, recurring


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Zion

Personal life[edit]

Gail’s brother died in an electrical accident in 2006. Her mother succumbed to a long-term illness later that year on Christmas Eve. Gail married South African Kwaito music legend Kabelo Mabalane in a private ceremony on February 9, 2013.[3] Her father died later that year. Gail and Kabelo’s first child, daughter Zoe Leano, was born on March 28, 2015.[4]Kabelo and Gail Mabalane are expecting their second child . The South African actress anounced the news with a beautiful professional photo By Jo Spies in which she wears all black and shoes of her beautiful baby bamp.The caption underneath the photo read :God’s timing is PERFECT.He knows exactlty what we need ,when we need it ,how we need,why we need it.#TrustHisTiming.Blessed to be expecting baby #2 .The talented two were some already have one child together Zoe Leano Mabalane.


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