Jerome Galiao
Jerome Galiao Biography
Born (1984-06-05) June 5, 1984 (age 38)
Known forBeing an actor

Jerome Galiao is a Zimbabwean actor based in South Africa. He is known for starring in the South African soapie Scandal! as Dr Nyasha Mugari.


Galiao was born and bred in Harare.[1] He grew up in Ardbennie, Mbare.[2] Jerome Galiao moved to South Africa in 2008.[3]


As of November 2021, Jerome Galiao has two children; Sindiso and Keisha Ruvarashe Galiao.[3]


Jerome Galiao went to Ardbennie Primary School then Prince Edward High School for his high school education.[2]


He made his first appearance as an actor on the Zimbabwean drama series Estate Blues and was also a presenter on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) show,

On December 28, 2022, Jerome Galiao appeared as a new character called Dr Nyasha Mugari on eTV Africa's soapie Scandal!.

Galiao’s character is described as a doctor who grew up in rural Zimbabwe and left his home country to further his studies and is to return home. Speaking on how he landed the role, Jerome said:

The production team initially cast for anyone who spoke an African language other than a South African one.

So it was Nigerians, Congolese, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, and Malawians, it was not easy and we all had to audition in our own home languages.

I made it I got the role of a lifetime as an African actor here on South African television, this is a huge achievement and I would like to believe that I have made it.

Like any actor here in South Africa landing a role in a huge production is the ultimate achievement it’s all you look to.

He has also starred in South African soapies Umlilo, The Queen, Zabalaza, Gomorrah and was a guest on Housewives.[1] He appeared on Broken Vows as Ezra. Galiao played the role of a police officer on Isithembiso and starred as a Doctor on The River. In 2018, he was cast as a gang member by the name of Frank on Hope. From 2017 to 2019, Jerome Galiao played the role of Dos Santos on The Queen alongside Hlomla Dandala, the very same year he was cast as Francis on Gomora. In 2021, he appeared on House Wives and Binnelanders.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Talent Gore, Zim actor lands role in Scandal!, The Herald, Published: October 22, 2021, Retrieved: March 8, 2022
  2. 2.0 2.1 Charmaine Brown, EXCLUSIVE: A moment with S.A-Based Zim Actor, Jerome Galiao, My Afrika, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: March 8, 2022
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 TJ Rauel, Jerome Galiao full life biography, age, nationality, career, Safrolebs, Published: November 27, 2021, Retrieved: March 8, 2022