Somizi Mhlongo Biography and Wiki
South African born Television personality Somizi Mhlongo is popularly known for being the host of “Living the Dream with Swomizi” a reality show that he uses to give viewers a peek into his life. He is also, actor, singer, choreographer radio personality and entertainer.
He was born on 23rd December 1972 in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. Somizi became exposed to the entertainment industry at a very early age being the son to the veteran actors, Mary Twala and the late Ndaba Mhlongo. Somizi started acting from the age of 13.
After the movie “Scavengers”, he joined the broadway musical “Sarafina!” and got to travel 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 in the 90’s he got to feature in other acclaimed movies such as Cry, the Beloved Country in the year 1995.
Somizi Mhlongo Age and Birthday
He was born on 23rd December 1972 in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. He celebrates his birthday on 23rd December every year.
Somizi Mhlongo Height and Weight
Mhlongo appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.
Somizi Mhlongo Family
Somizi Mhlongo Parents
He is the son to the late Ndaba Mhlongo, an actor and Mary Twala a veteran actress.
Somizi Mhlongo Wife
Mhlongo met actress Palesa Madisakwane while he was in a relationship with an anonymous man. They then started dating leading Mhlongo to come out as bisexual.
Before Madisakwane noticed they were expecting their first child named Bahumi, the couple split as Mhlongo realized he was, in fact, gay and not bisexual.
Mhlongo is currently in a relationship with Mohale Motaung who he engaged while on their vacation in Paris, France. The couple then got married on 28 September 2019, through a traditional wedding. Their white wedding is scheduled for January 2020.
Somizi Mhlongo Daughter
He has a daughter together with Palesa Madisakwane named Bahumi Madisakwane.
Somizi Mhlongo Facts and Body Measurements
- Full Name: Somizi Buyani Mhlongo
- Age/ How Old?: 47
- Date of Birth: 23 December 1972
- Place of Birth: Soweto, South Africa
- Birthday: 23rd December
- Nationality: South African
- Married?: Palesa Madisakwane
- Children/ Kids: One daughter
- Height/ How tall?: Not disclosed
- Profession: Singer
Somizi Mhlongo Career
His career began when he was 13 years old when he joined the broadway musical Sarafina! and traveled 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 the Department of Water and Sanitation and DSTV compact.
Somizi Mhlongo Salary
Details about his salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he makes will be updated as soon as it is available.
Somizi Mhlongo Net Worth
Somizi Mhlongo is a South African choreographer, radio personality, and television personality who has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Somizi Mhlongo Films
- Sarafina (1992)
- Cry, the beloved Country (1995)
- Scavengers (1987)
- Ayeye (season 1) as Baps.
Somizi Mhlongo Television Roles
- Head Judge of Dance Your Butt Off (season 1 & 2.)
- Judge of Idols (season 11, 12 & 13).
- The host of Living the Dream with Somizi (season 1 & 2)
- The host of Reality Check (Season 2)
- The host of The Close Up (Season 4)
- Red Carpet Host during the South African Film and Television Awards (season 10, 11,22 and 23)
- The host of V-Entertainment (season 10)
- Presenter of Zaziwa (season 1)
- He was a commentator for 10 over 10 seasons 2 & 4.
- The host of All That BS Season 1.
Somizi Mhlongo Book
He released his memoir titled Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit. He said that he wanted to call the book ‘Ooh Shem’ but the thought was too playful.
“There is a lot more that is covered than what has already been reported in the media. The book is covering the 46-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 Car
Somizi Mhlongo is a South African choreographer, radio personality, and television personality who has an estimated net worth of $5 million. The week before, he was showing off his brand new BMW i8 worth over R1.7 million.
‘I am not above the law’: Somizi speaks out after criminal charges opened
Mhlongo had to open up and accept the legal allegations behind him of what was so said to be a ”very bad joke’. as the fallout over his lockdown extension comments continued. Mhlongo, on Thursday night, revealed the same piece of information, before President Cyril Ramaposa announced that the national breakdown would be extended two weeks.
The comment came on Metro FM co-host Dineo Ranaka’s Instagram Live video saying that “Fikile” told him, in reference to transport minister Fikile Mbalula. The video was filmed while their show was on the air.
The minister therefore, had to file a criminal case against Somizi for spreading fake news. This was in line with the Disaster Management Act as well as lockdown regulations. Somizi apologized for his comment. Somizi apologized once again on Instagram:
“This is difficult,” he started out. “I’m not OK, but I’ll be OK.”
“Whatever legal matters or steps have been taken, I am a citizen and I’m not above the law. If I’ve gone wrong, I will respect whatever judgment or whatever verdict comes out of it. If I didn’t do wrong, because it was not intentional, it was a very bad joke, I was not even aware it was being recorded … whatever it is I need to face, I will face it, because I am not above the law.”
“Unfortunately the part that everyone didn’t see is when I said to her, ‘Ag, I was joking. I mean I don’t even know if there’s going to be an extension. No-one knows.’
“But the timing was bad. The timing was horrible. Because it happened exactly like I said it, which I can also question that maybe I have the gift of seeing things because they happened. But at this point I really, really made a bad joke.
“I never spoke to Fikile about anything regarding that. I never spoke to Fikile at all this week,”
He said the situation was “spiralling out of control”.
“Because it happened the way I said it, people don’t believe that I did not know anything about it. It was just a bad joke. Just the way I joked about Zozibini winning Miss Universe and it happened.
“The timing on this one, which is a very sensitive issue, did not sit well. Which I understand. And again I apologise. I apologise to every single person that has taken offence and that has felt we broke the rules and the law, and I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me. I’m human, I make mistakes, and I’m owning those mistakes,”
“Also, again, I looked at this with the spiritual eye. This situation has just put some turbulence on my flight. And is it a crash? No. I’m going to hold on to it, I’m going to own it, I’m going to be in the moment, but I won’t let it crumble me or crush me. It’s a lesson learnt.
“It’s God’s way. I’ve been through worse things in my life and I know how God and the universe operates. He’s teaching me a lesson and I’ve learnt a lesson, whatever that lesson is. I have faith that this too shall pass.
“Challenging times are just challenges, not problems. I’m going to take it one day at a time.”
Frequently Asked Questions About Somizi Mhlongo
Who is Somizi Mhlongo?
Somizi is a South African actor, singer, entertainer, and television personality well known as the host of “Living the Dream with Somizi.
How old is Somizi Mhlongo?
He’s 46 years as of 2019. Somizi was born on 23rd December 1972.
How tall is Somizi Mhlongo?
Somizi has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Somizi married?
He is married to Mohale Motaung
How much is Somizi worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
How much does Somizi make?
At the moment, we do not have the exact salary and net worth of Somizi but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Where does Somizi live?
Because of security reasons, Somizi has not shared his precise location of residence. We will immediately update this information if we get the location and images of his house.
Is Somizi dead or alive?
He is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
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What happened to Somizi?
Somizi wants to be the first African man to get pregnant. About 2 years ago, some unconfirmed sources reported that he has already gone through the surgery in Brazil to have a womb implanted in him.
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