Rhythm City & The Queen Actor Nelson, ‘Shocking & Interesting News About Him”

Things You Didn’t Know About Nelson Ntombela

Rhythm City & The Queen Actor Nelson, ‘Shocking & Interesting News About Him”


Nelson Ntombela is famously known for his notorious terrifying character in e.tv’s soapie Rhythm City. His character name is Chicken the leader of a prison gang the 68s. Recently we have seen him on the Mzansi Magic soapie The Queen as Skhali.

Ntombela was born on 6th April 1987 making him 33 years old as of 2020, He was born in a township called Kagiso in Krugersdorp west of Johannesburg.


Just like many kids growing up in a poverty-stricken area, he had to overcome many obstacles that involved crime, drugs and other things associated with peer pressure. Unfortunately, he got involved in crime

At the age of 16, Ntombela got arrested for armed robbery and he was detained at a juvenile prison. While he was in prison he became a leader of the gang he was part of.

Ntombela walks around carrying a live chicken at public events in his neighborhood that is where his stage name in the soapie was derived from. He is also a married man.


He can speak and understands all languages spoken in prison, 26s, 27s and the 28s. He uses this language to enhance his role as Chicken on Rhythm City. His sense of fashion is linked to izikhothane street pop culture. He sees himself as one of the founders of that fashion style.

Nelson is passionate about soccer and he has a scar on his right leg that he got while playing football.

The turning point of his life was the passing of his mother. Her death helped him leave his criminal ways and led him to live an honest life as an artist.



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