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Somizi Mhlongo: Biography, Age, Daughter, Parents, Boyfriend, Idols SA, Wiki

BIRTH NAME: Somizi Mhlongo
DATE OF BIRTH: 23 December 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH: Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
OCCUPATION: Choreographer, Radio and Television Personality
PARENTS: Mary Twala (Mother) and Ndaba Mhlongo (Father)
DAUGHTER: Lehlohonolo Bahumi Madisakwane

Somizi Mhlongo whose stage name is somGAGA, is a South African choreographer, radio and television personality.

Early Life , Background And Childhood

Somizi Mhlongo was born on the 23 December 1972 in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. Somizi started acting from the age of 13. After the movie “Scavengers” (1987), 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! (1992), 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’s Mother and Father

Somizi is the son to the veteran actors, Mary Twala and the late Ndaba Mhlongo.

Somizi’s Daughter

Somizi Mhlongo had a daughter with his former lover Palesa Madisekwane. Their daughter is a beautiful young lady called Lehlohonolo Bahumi.

Somizi Mhlongo Boyfriend

He revealed on an interview with the True Love Magazine that he was dating a guy who he met at the exclusive Louis Vuitton and Moet & Chandon event. Somizi Mhlongo’s relationship secret came out, and his new man is Mohale Tebogo Motaung. Mohale Tebogo Motaung is an IT recruitment specialist and an economics student at Wits.


As the go-to choreographer and host for live events and music video productions his illustrious résumé includes hosting the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and the red carpet at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) in 2016. He was the lead choreographer for Miss South Africa from 1998-2008 and then again in 2015. He also had his own show on Cliff Central. “Mr Whoo Shem” is also the ambassador for the Department of Water and Sanitation and DSTV compact.

Somizi is the judge for South African most-watched reality show Idols SA and he also c0-hosts the breakfast show with DJ Fresh on Metro FM from 5am to 8am.