Dineo Ranaka Biography

Dineo Ranaka was born on 16th December 1983 in Soweto, Johannersburg in South Africa. She is a South African radio DJ, television presenter, MC, businesswoman and reality TV star best known to TV audiences for hosting the music shows Noted (SABC3) and Club 808 (e.tv), and the first season of the SABC1 celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza. Her reality show, Dineo’s Diary, one of the longest running reality shows in South Africa.

Dineo Ranaka as media personality

She became successful in presenting the Breakfast show which made her the perfect candidate to take over from Chilli M’s show which aired daily between 15:00 and 18:00 weekdays.

She hosts the ‘Dineo Live on Drive’ show making her YFM’s first female afternoon drive time jock and is recond to be the only female afternoon drive time Radio DJ in the country.

She was producer and co-host of The Essential Rush with Chilli M on Yfm, the 6-9am Saturday and Sunday Weekend Breakfast on Yfm and later the 3-6pm Monday to Friday Afternoon Drive time show Dineo Live On Drive Yfm.

In 2006 she was the host of entertainment magazine show Noted which aired on SABC 3. In 2007 she co hosted the first season of gossip show ‘The Real Goboza’alongside with Trevor Noah.

She was the friend presenter for Big Brother Africa and hosted the Sunlight Game Show on SABC1.

In 2013 she joined the Mzansi Magic magazine programme All Access Mzansi for its ninth season as a co-host, along with ProVerb and Nandi Mngoma.

Dineo Ranaka Acting Career

She was the lead in a musical theatre production called Sexy and The City and has guest starred on a number of television series including cameo roles in Gaz’lam, Generations, Stokvel, Home Affairs, A Place Called Home, Erfsondes and Yizo Yizo. She also played herself in a recurring role on the e.tv soapie Scandal!, in late 2011.

In 2012 she starred in and executive produced her own docu-reality series, Dineo’s Diary: The Making of a Mogul, which folows her as she balances motherhood, family and her career while taking viewers through the highs and lows of her life as she pursues her dream of becoming a mogul.

Dineo Ranaka Controversies

In February 2011 he brokedown on air and was subsequently taken off air resulting in her content producer Bujy and co-host Linda Mbuso to stand in for her.

During the afternoon drive show she started sobbing uncontrollably two hours before her show ended,when questioned about this by management,Dineo said she couldn’t take it anymore. Sunday World states that she was crying because she had had a fight with YFM marketing manager Tamaria Motsepe, who had allegedly denied her the chance to attend this year’s J&B Met in Cape Town. Motsepe told the paper that Dineo was facing a disciplinary hearing, headed by station manager Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng.

Dineo Ranaka Health

On 24th February 2011 she was admitted and discharged after two days of treatment following her being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism a Brain shrinkage and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. She has also blamed the condition for her rude abehaviour.

Dineo Ranaka Age

She was born on 16th December 1983.

Dineo Ranaka
Dineo Ranaka

Dineo Ranaka Siblings

Manaka Ranaka is the eldest sibling. Others are Mpumi who is a writer, mom and home-maker, Entrepreneur Ziggy Ranaka, and Ranaka Ranaka who is the family’s last born.

Dineo Ranaka Baby – Dineo Ranaka Children

She is a mother of two. She shares a daughter with baby daddy, Blaklez. She maintains that she is not a single parent! “I’m not a single parent. I don’t parent alone.”

“I co-parent with my siblings. I co-parent with my parents. I’m not a single parent and I don’t know what it feels like to be a single parent. I get titled a single parent, but in reality I’m not. My family is very involved and so I don’t know what it feels like to be alone. Even if a man leaves, I’ll never be alone!”

Dineo Ranaka Latest News

Source: TshisaLIVE  – Updated on 09 January 2018

Ahead of the debut of her latest reality show on Tuesday evening, Dineo Ranaka has revealed that she has spent the last year, fasting and praying for a purpose and believes that her new series is partly an answer to her prayers.

Dineo will host the new show, Yimlo, focusing on the struggles and challenges of ordinary South Africans while helping them “reveal and live in their truth”.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE ahead of the premiere, Dineo explained the spiritual journey she underwent before taking on the project.

“I have spent the past year praying, fasting, asking God to reveal to me my purpose. Asking Him to use me and plant me where He knows my purpose will bloom. I have a passion for people and their well-being. I want to see people overcoming. I want to see people living restfully in spirit and in soundness of mind. I want to see people being more cognizant of their contribution to the outcomes of their lives because when you can hold yourself accountable no one can turn you against yourself!”

“I feel purposed for this show. I feel called to duty to fulfill God’s purpose for me. I am so deeply passionate about the concept of life orientation and how it teaches us to be great at being human beings.”

Dineo made headlines in 2016 when she revealed that she had undergone a spiritual transformation and undertook an “alcohol and sex” fast.

She said she had matured since her earlier years in the industry.

“I have definitely matured. Like fine wine if we may add. I’m healthier in mind, wiser in spirit and richer in culture of self. I can feel the difference in me with every breath I take, every thought I think and every word I speak.”

Dineo said she was nervous to share her new resolve on screen with audiences.

“I’m excited and nervous all at the same time. It’s a new chapter in my life and with that always comes a slight discomfort of a healthy nature but for good reason.

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