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Oros Mampofu is a South African actor best known for his role as Jama, Thabo Maputla's university roommate, on the SABC1 soap opera Skeem Saam, first appearing in Season 3.

He was born in Umtata in the Eastern Cape and grew up in the Fort Gale area. His moved to East London for school until Grade 9 before moving again to Cape Town, where he matriculated from Tableview High School. He has a twin brother called Mkhokheli Prince Mampofu and three sisters.

He made his acting debut in the SABC1 drama series Kowethu in 2014, shortly after graduating from AFDA with a degree in Motion Picture and Live Performance in Johannesburg.

Oros' breakout year was 2015, which he began by playing the role of Andile in the Mzansi Magic Original Movie Rise, directed by Rea Rangaka and starring Xolile Tshabalala and Mutodi Neshehe. The telemovie first aired on Mzansi Magic on Sunday 11 January, 2015.

By mid-year he was one of the 12 finalists on the first season of the BET reality competition series Top Actor SA, ending in sixth place; and had begun his recurring role as Jama on Skeem Saam, which at the time was the third most-watched show in South Africa.

In 2016 he landed his first starring role in television in the Mzansi Magic drama series Igazi, created and executive produced by Shona Ferguson. In the series he plays Prince Phila Mbangatha, the rightful heir to a royal throne whose modern philosphy is at odds with his trditional responsibilities.

Also in 2016, he starred in the feature-length film The Lucky Specials, produced by Discovery Learning Alliance and Quizzical Pictures which demystifies tuberculosis), explaining how it spreads and how it can be treated. In the film he stars as Mandla, a young man eager to make his mark on African music. Other cast members include Blondie Makhene, Sivenathi Mabuya, Richard Lukunku, Thomas Gumede and Fulu Mugovhani.

Television Roles

Character
Show
Phila (as Oros Mamphofu)
Igazi - Season 1
Amen (as Oros N. Mampofu)
Kowethu - Season 1
Jama (as Nkokheli Oros Mampofu)
Skeem Saam - Season 3
Jama (as Nkokheli Oros Mampofu)
Skeem Saam - Season 4
Finalist - Himself (as Nkokheli "Oros" Mampofu)
Top Actor Africa - Season 1

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