BIOGRAPHY OF MR NKOSIKHONA GOODMAN FANAH XABA
Nkosikhona Goodman Fana Xaba, a grounded young and energetic soul was born first child of five on the 13th January 1986 at Christ the King Hospital at Ixopo, by his late parents Mother Thembani MaDlamini Xaba (who passed on in year 2000) and His father Jabulani Xaba who passed on in 1996. He grew up in Umhlabashane Location in Ixopo and was raised under Zion Church
He started his education at Eluphepheni Lower Primary school at Highflats Location. When he was in Grade 5, his father passed on and life started to be difficult at home since his mother was unemployed. His mother’s cousin stepped in to assist him to further his education. He did his Grade 6-9 at Ixopo Village Intermediate School while staying with his mom’s cousin. His mother passed on while he was in Grade 8 year 2000. His aunt took care of his siblings, he later joined them when he was in Grade 10 and finished his high school at Buthathubunye High School.
Growing up an orphan did not defeat his vision or dream in life. He studied and worked hard with assistance from his aunt, as well as financial assistance from Nfsas to complete his studies at Mangosuthu University of Technology where he obtained a qualification in Public Management. He later did PGCE majoring in Computer Application Technology and Technology at Unisa. While studying he got a job at the library and with salary he earned there he was able to support and educate his siblings at home. He later got a teaching post at Dingizwe High School where he taught for 10 years. He is currently an HOD and teaching at Mpofini Primary School.
He therefore encourages all young people never to allow circumstances to overshadow your dreams. Keep pushing with God on your side. Go to school and get education. No matter how hard things get never lose your vision.
Fana is also talented. He was discovered by Mr. Sanele Nzimande (Ndlelakazifani) who exposed him to TV and Acting. He took his vision to step forward and opened day for him to get roles in local series called Imbewu when he appeared as an extra. He also got an opportunity to do a commercial for Castle Beer that will be on our screen in near future. He is also an ambassador of Imfanekiso. He sees himself being a TV star and a brand in a big production company, being an MC in great events in South Africa. He is also looking at mentoring young people, motivating them to follow their dream. Never let themselves to be defined by their circumstances. His wish is one day to meet his late parents for them to see that even though they left him young he has made it in life and he wishes that they were around to witness his progress. Let them rest well in the bosom of Abraham.
For more information, contact Sanele Nzimande 082 385 0305
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