Minenhle Dlamini Jones – popularly known as Minnie - embodies a magnetic personality and talent which emanates through every media platform she interacts with. She has an extensive portfolio that includes television presenting, acting, and she is a highly sought-after events host.
After winning the LIVE presenter search in 2010, Minnie has built a media and broadcasting career that showcases her versatility as a presenter and positioned her as one of the country’s ultimate media personality. As the face of a string of notable shows including SABC’s Soccerzone, Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles, Turn It Out, Mzansi Insider and SuperSport’s Homeground, her captivating energy has brightened many television screens across the country.
She has presented at the coveted American BET awards in Los Angeles and has hosted the PSL Awards for four consecutive years, which has earned and cemented her portfolio at the forefront of some of the continent’s most celebrated events including the South African Music Awards (SAMAs); the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs); Miss South Africa and the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs), which is the largest platform through which film and television talent are highlighted on the continent.
Minnie has graced the cover pages of numerous high-profile publications including Glamour, GQ, Grazia and True Love. These appearances are both testament to her viability as a media personality and the wide-spread public attention she attracts, which is validated by her over 2 million strong social media following. Her deep well of talent has also led to a string of starring roles in Generations, The Wild and Rockville.
Drawing from her own experience in the entertainment industry, Minnie was motivated to start her own production company, Beautiful Day Productions. The production company’s first project, Becoming Mrs. Jones, which aired on Mzansi Magic, documented Dlamini Jones’ journey to marriage and became the channel’s most highly rated show in history. The company is currently embarking on its second production, which is a new competition reality show for the channel called Spirit of Mzansi.
In 2015, she founded the Minnie Dlamini Foundation to house her philanthropic endeavours, which has seen her fund the university fees of 29 female students as she is committed to educating young South African girls.
Minnie Dlamini Jones has in the recent past partnered with brands including Samsung, Global Citizen, DStv, Heineken and many more.