#MCM: The Multi-Talented Jesse Suntele
His breakthrough into the entertainment industry came last year after
winning the second season of the BET reality competition, Top Actor Africa.
Many were shocked to see him as contestant and calling himself by his
rapper name, J-Flo on Vuzu’s second season of The Hustle. Jesse says music has always been a passion and he secretly
sought himself as a rapper. He studied sound engineering at the Academy of
Sound Engineering after matric.
His major mainstream acting gig
came when he starred as Tuelo – dubbed Officer
Bae by Twitter on Mzansi Magic’s, The
Queen. He played a policeman who also had a dark side to him as serial
killer. Speaking to us he says playing a serial killer was something completely
out of character for him and he struggled when he had to be violent with Amo
(played by Natasha Thahane).
Before breaking fully into the
entertainment industry, Jesse sustained himself financially by doing adverts
including for: Sprite and Nivea (which are currently running), Samsung, KFC,
Trace TV and more. He’s also had cameo roles on Generations and Ashes to
He currently hosts entertainment
and lifestyle show, BET A-List alongside, Nomzamo Mbatha, Nandi Mngoma, Jessica
Nkosi and K Naomi. He enjoys the
platform and loves most the travelling aspect of the show.
He pleads with fans to be patient
with his music, which he says he’ll release when ready.
He’s a gym addict and exercises
Mondays – Saturdays. Sundays is rest and cheat day.