Gugu Mbongwa comes from Pietermaritzburg, Kwa Zulu Natal. She started her performance career in 1997 with a community arts group called Die Bafanas.
She performed professionally in 2001 in the show “Let Justice Be” which won an FNB Vita Award.
Her big breakthrough came when she was cast in the lead for Gibson Kente musical “How Long”.
In 2003 she worked with another South African musical theatre legend Duma Ka Ndlovu in a play called “The Journey” with which she toured Switzerland.
She went onto perform in Mbongeni Ngema’s musical “Shaka Zulu”.
Clearly a well-rounded artist, Gugu toured Germany running dance workshops and works part-time as an aerobics instructor for the Soyikwa Institute of Arts.