Selema Masekela Bio, Age, Parents, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Height, Career

Who is Selema Masekela? – Biography

Selema Masekela is a television host, sports commentator, actor, and singer from the United States. In 1992, he began working for Transworld Publications as an intern.


How old is Selema Masekela? – Age

He is 51 years old as of 28 August 2022. He was born in 1971 in Los Angeles, California, United States. His real name is Selema Mabena Masekela.

Is Selema Masekela related to Hugh Masekela? – Parents – Education

Masekela is the son of a Haitian mother and Hugh Masekela, a South African jazz musician. Masekela is also Nathan Gonzalez’s older half-brother on Survivor: Cook Islands. He grew up on Staten Island, New York, in the same elementary school as rapper Method Man, and in Carlsbad, California, where he attended Carlsbad High School.

Selema Masekela Girlfriend

She is in a relationship with the Kenyan born actress Lupita Nyong’o.

Selema Masekela Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

Selema Masekela Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches(1.78 m).

Selema Masekela Career

Masekela and Jason Bergh co-founded Berkela Motion Pictures. Masekela’s upbringing brought him to Southern California as a teenager, where he was first exposed to surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. In 1992, he began his career as an intern at Transworld Publications, the publisher of TW Snow, TW Skateboarding, and TW Surf magazines. During the 2003-2004 NBA season, he worked as an NBA sideline reporter for ESPN. Masekela was a co-host on the E! network’s The Daily 10, a countdown of the day’s “top ten” entertainment stories, until it was cancelled on September 27, 2010. (last show Oct 1, 2010).

Selema Masekela and his girlfriend Photo
Selema Masekela and his girlfriend Photo

He also hosted the X Games and Winter X Games on ESPN for 13 years before leaving in 2012 to work for NBC and NBC Sports Network under a Red Bull Media House contract. He sings “Hello World” in the “Green” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba, which aired on Nick Jr. on April 22, 2009.

ESPN hired him as a correspondent for its coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Masekela was featured in a series of ESPN videos with his father, Hugh, while working as a correspondent.

“Umlando – Through my Father’s Eyes” aired in ten installments during ESPN’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Hugh and Selema’s journey through South Africa was the focus of the series. Hugh took his son to his childhood haunts. Selema’s first visit to his father’s homeland.

Masekela grew up in New York and traveled the world with his father, South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela. Alekesam, Masekela’s own band, is named after his first film, Alekesam, which chronicles his relationship with his father and their connection through music and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. Alekesam’s music has been featured on Entourage and House of Lies, with their most recent single, “All Is Forgiven,” appearing on the Showtime hit’s season four premiere. Masekela has hosted live events for YouTube, including Brandcast in New York and Paris, YouTube Live on Stage from the Kennedy Center, and Google Zeitgeist.

Masekela worked as a features reporter for NBC’s nationally syndicated Olympic Zone during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In 2015, he became a correspondent and executive producer on HBO’s Emmy-winning investigative series VICE. He also appeared in the remake of the cult classic Point Break that year.

Masekela began hosting and executive producing VICELAND’s docu-series VICE World of Sports in April 2016. The show took viewers all over the world to learn about the people, politics, and culture of each location through sports. On April 22, the series will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Masekela is also a partner in the production firm UX Entertainment. UXE is a Los Angeles-based company that specializes in film, commercials, music videos, and animation.