Samela Tyelbooi
Samela Tyelbooi

Samela Tyelbooi, often credited as Samatha Tyelbooi, plays the role of Ayanda Majola on Generations The Legacy; her salary on the SABC 1 soap opera has been revealed. On Generations, Ayanda is a media executive business manager who lives with her teenage daughter Nontle (Buntu Petse) and has a lot of personal secrets from her previous life.

Ayanda on Generations The Legacy

Introduced on the longest-serving soap opera to shake up things and regarded as a direct replacement for Zitha Langa (Zoe Mthiyane) in the storyline, Ayanda clearly understood the assignment. Being Tau’s yesteryear lover, Ayanda rocked the fans when she revealed that her daughter Nontle was Tau’s daughter. Raising a teenage daughter has proved to be an extreme sport for Ayanda, who constantly fights boardroom wars while keeping Nontle on the lash.

She is dating Detective Dali Malinga, who earns less and is often ridiculed and reminded about it. Her childhood secret was unveiled when her father, whom she referred to as dead, Mandla Majola (Momelezi Ntshiba), showed up on her doorstep. Ready to give Mandla a second chance in her life after revealing that he left during her childhood to start another family, Ayanda sets to be heartbroken again after realizing that her father is a scam.

Despite having no acting qualifications, Samela has made a name for herself in the filming industry. She holds dual degrees in Dental Science (BDS) from Wits University and BTech, Information Technology (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University).

Samela made her name on our screens in 2007 when she played the role of Lois Gumede on the SABC1 drama series Society; ever since her television debut, she never looked back. Over her career, she played famous roles on Rhythm City (Shado Shilongo) and Showmax film Losing Lerato.

Ayanda’s salary on Generations The Legacy

Playing Ayanda on Generations offered Samela Tyelbooi the needed exposure in her career, despite being introduced as a recurring role. The departure of prominent cast members gave her the platform to shine and incorporate in the main storyline of her Ayanda role. Samela earns R39 000 per month, above the Generations salary cast average.