Somizi Mhlongo Biography: Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Partner, Pictures, Wikipedia

Somizi Mhlongo Biography: Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Partner, Pictures, Wikipedia
Somizi Mhlongo Biography: Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Partner, Pictures, Wikipedia


Somizi Buyani Mhlongo-Motaung (born 23 December 1972), is a South African media personality, actor, and music artist.

His success story started as a teenager when he landed a role in 1987’s Scavengers before going on to feature in multiple TV series and shows.

Motaung co-hosted the South African Music Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018 consecutively and also performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup ceremonies. The two broke up and now finalizing their divorce.


Full Name: Somizi Buyani Mhlongo-Motaung

Stage Name: Somizi Mhlongo

Born: 23 December 1972 (age 49 years old)

Birth Place: Soweto

Nationality: South African

Boyfriend • Husband: Mohale Motaung(ex)

Occupation: Actor • Tv Personality

Net Worth: $1,000,000-$5,000,000

Early life

Somizi Mhlongo was born in Soweto, South Africa. His mother, Mary Twala, is a South African veteran actress; who recently got nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award, while his father is also an actor and comedian known as Ndaba Mhlongo.

He was groomed by his parents who were at the prime of their careers at the time. His father had featured in several movies including Strike Force (1986), Isivumelwano (1978), and Bad Company (1985).

This helped Somizi Motaung thrive easily in the entertainment industry; landing his first acting role at aged thirteen.

In 1985, Somizi Motaung lost his only brother, Archie after he was fatally stabbed.


Somizi Motaung’s multi-faceted entertainment career started off when he was 13 years old, landing a role in 1987’s Scavengers before playing ‘Whacko‘ in a musical and political movie called Sarafina in 1992.

He later went on to feature in several other movies and TV series such as Kein Hummel über (1993), Cry, The Beloved Country (1995), and Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996).

Somizi Motaung has also been appointed as a judge in TV competitions such as Idols South Africa and SABC 1 competition show Dance Your Butt Off.

His show ‘Living the Dream with Somizi‘ was also aired for the first time in 2016 on Mzansi Magic.

His ability to capture the attention in social functions and events also earned him high-class hosting opportunities for various awards including the South African Music Awards which he co-hosted in 2016, 2017, and 2018 consecutively.

Talented Somizi Motaung also co-hosted Metro FM breakfast show The Fresh Breakfast, in 2017 with DJ Fresh and soccer presenter Mpho Letsholonyane before being replaced by Relebogile Mabotja in 2019.

The station decided to assign Mhlongo as co-host of the show #TheBridge.

He was also named as ambassador for DStv, a satellite service provider in 2017, and later got endorsed by the Department of Water and Sanitation that same year.

Personal life

Somizi and Mohale tied the knot at a traditional wedding on the 28th of September 2019, before holding a white wedding the following year.

Prior to his marriage with Mohale, he had previously been with actress and News presenter, Palesa Madisakwane, with whom he had a daughter, Bahumi Madisakwane.

Their marriage eventually ended after Somizi Motaung came out to announce himself as gay.

Mohale and somizi broke up and are yet to finalize their divorce.

Net Worth

With a very illustrious career as an entertainer, Somizi Motaung has racked up a net worth of $1,000,000-$5,000,000 for himself.

Social media

  • Instagram: @somizi
  • Twitter- @somizi
  • Facebook: @Somizi Mhlongo Motaung
  • TikTok: @somg63
  • Snapchat: Nil
  • Phone Number: Private