Somizi Mhlongo Biography
Somizi Mhlongo is a South African choreographer, TV and radio personality. He co-hosts the breakfast show with DJ Fresh on Metro FM from 5am to 8am.
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He was born on 23rd December 1972 in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. He is 45 years old as of 2018.
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He is the son of Mary Twala a veteran South African actress and Ndaba Mhlongo an actor and assistant director.
His farther Mhlongo is best known for Bad Company (1985), Isivumelwano (1978) and Strike Force (1986). He was nominated for Broadway’s 1988 Tony Award as Best Choreographer along with collaborator Mbongeni Ngema for “Sarafina!”.
His mother Twala has featured in several south African local productions, and in 2011, she was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Somizi Mhlongo Boyfriend | Somizi Mhlongo Husband
Mhlongo is in a relationship with Mohale Tebogo Motaung. The two met at the exclusive Louis Vuitton and Moet & Chandon event.
“We met in July at the exclusive Louis Vuitton and Moet & Chandon event, at which the top 20 customers in Joburg were invited for the launch of the new champagne. He’s physically attractive and is business savvy and mature. And he isn’t in the entertainment industry. I saw him as I walked into the event and was curious about him. It’s obvious that we were both sussing each other out.”
In March 2018, Mhlongo confirmed that he is engaged to his bae, Mohale Motaung. He confirmed the news to his team on Metro FM after weekend reports emerged sending the rumour mill into a frenzy.
“Yes, I did. (It was) on the ‘love lock’ bridge with the Eiffel Tower behind us. I’ve watched too many movies obviously,” Somizi said.
Somizi Mhlongo’s Wedding
In an interview on Anele’s talk show, Real Talk with Anele, he was asked about the wedding band and he responded with: ‘Haai Anele’.
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During the interview he later admitted that he was in a relationship and that his wedding would be a destination venue. Somewhere very far where film crews and people he did not want to come, can’t come.
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Mhlongo is a father to a daughter named Bahumi Mhlongo whose mother is Palesa Madisakwane.
Somizi Mhlongo Career
His career began when he was 13 years old when he joined the broadway musical Sarafina! and travelled the world for 5 years with the production. He later went on to star in the film adaptation of Sarafina!, which also became the first big project he choreographed. As a young star he later featured in other acclaimed movies such as Cry, The Beloved Country.
He was the lead choreographer for Miss South Africa from 1998 – 2008 and then again in 2015. He had his own show on Cliff Central. He helped choreograph the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.
He is also the ambassador for Department of Water and Sanitation and DSTV compact.
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- He has a fitness training dvd titled Grinding with Somizi.
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He released his memoir titled Dominoes:unbreakable Spirit. He said that he wanted to call the book ‘Ooh Shem’ but the thought was too payful.
“There is a lot more that is covered than what has already been reported in the media. The book is covering the 45-year life of Somizi. Some of it I’d like to think is X-rated, but still fun to read and jaw-dropping.” Mofokeng said.
Somizi Mhlongo Pregnancy
Sources have said the star underwent womb surgery in Brazil, where specialist doctors inserted a female baby-carrying organ in his belly, with baby included.
Mhlongo is said to be very excited with the whole procedure. “He is always feeling for a kick or a sign though it’s still early days”, a friend said. He will be the first African man to fall pregnant. This womb-insertion process is obviously a very complex one. “You have to follow a very strict procedure for about two years then if you happen to find a matching donor, and you then get the womb attached to your body,” the friend stated.
Somizi Mhlongo Films and Television Roles
- Sarafina (1992)
- Cry, the beloved Country (1995)
- Scavengers (1987)
- Ayeye (season 1) as Baps.
- Head Judge of Dance Your Butt Off (season 1 & 2.)
- Judge of Idols (season 11, 12 & 13).
- Host of Living the Dream with Somizi (season 1 & 2)
- Host of Reality Check (Season 2)
- Host of The Close Up (Season 4)
- Red Carpet Host during the South African Film and Television Awards (season 10, 11,22 and 23)
- Host of V-Entertainment (season 10)
- Presenter of Zaziwa (season 1)
- He was a commntator for 10 over 10 season 2 & 4.
- Host of All That BS Season 1.
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Somizi to host Feather Awards
Flamboyant TV and radio personality Mhlongo will host the 10th annual Feather Awards on November 15, 2018 at the Johannesburg City Hall.
The announcement was made this afternoon at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, where the nominations for the awards celebrating the LGBTI+ community were also revealed.
Dressed in all-white and toting a Louis Vuitton bag, the Idols SA judge attended the announcement luncheon, joined by Rami Chuene, Ayanda Thabethe, Renate Stuurman, Lucia Mthiyane and Smash Afrika.
“It’s going to be lit. If you are sensitive go off-line on the day. If you are fragile don’t come. But if you are willing to take it as much as I have taken it over the years [then] come. It’s going to be fabulous. I’m really honoured, excited and I deserve it,” Mhlongo gushed.
Bonang Matheba, Riky Rick, Thembsie Matu, AKA, Sjava, Connie Ferguson and Zulu Mkhathini all received nods this year.