Born in Leandra in Mpumalanga, Mxolisi Msango (also know as the ‘Ice-Prince’) began his entertainment career as a dancer, joining Phly Boys at the age of 18. He then won an audition to be the puppeteer and manager of the 2010 FIFA World Cup mascot Zakumi.
Since 2011 he has worked as a current affairs journalist and anchor, for such stations as Arise TV in London, the Turkish channel TRT, YFM and ANN7. The TV loved the Ice-Prince so much that he then shifted into a professional acting career, starring in shows like the SABC1 youth drama series Tshisaa and isiPantsula.
Today he is better known for his role as Zach, a computer genius on Generations:
The Legacy, as well as co-hosting the Expressions show on SABC 1. As a current affairs talk show, Expressions gave South Africa the opportunity to get to know Masango on a deeper level. His interest in youth, breaking the status quo and his willingness to ask the challenging questions that other people won’t is applaudable.
When not seen on TV, he is out entertaining at an event or exploring what the world has to offer.