Somizi Net Worth, Personal Life, Political Career, Musical Career, Film/TV Series, Awards

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Updated 2022/10/17 at 2:28 PM
Somizi Net Worth


Popular Name:Somizi (Somgaga)
Real Name:Somizi Buyani Mhlongo
Birth Date:December 23rd, 1972
Birth Place:Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Age:50 years old
Nationality/Citizenship:South African
Height:5.4 ft.
Weight:56 50.0kg
Marital Status:Married
Spouse(s):Mohale Motaung
Children:Bahumi Madisakwene
Profession:Politician, Media Personality, Actor, Choreographer, TV Presenter, and Singer.
Years active:1978–present
Net Worth:$6 Million
Last Updated:2022


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As a striking force that he is in the South African entertainment industry, Somizi Buyani Mhlongo,  alias Somgaga, has had a lot of impact on South Africa’s Polity, Music, Choreography, and TV series.

Somizi is no doubt one of South Africa’s finest and most talented when it comes to things like fashion, food, dance, and entertainment entirely.

Just here, we are not just going to reveal to you Somizi net worth but we are going to feed you satisfactorily with all the necessary pieces of information like his early/personal life, religious beliefs, musical career, Film/TV series, Choreography, endorsements, awards, and books to give you a good knowledge of him.

Early Life And Personal Life

Somizi Buyani Mhlongo otherwise known as Somgaga is a South African 50-year-old Media Personality, Actor, Choreographer, TV Presenter, singer, and Politician born on December 3rd, 1972, in Johannesburg’s largest city, Soweto, South Africa.

Somzi’s late mother was a South African legendary actress, Mary Twala, and her father Ndaba Mhlongo was an actor and comedian.

Somizi was exposed to the entertainment industry at a very age as his both parents were entertainers.

Somizi had one sibling, a brother, Archie, who was stapped to death in 1985.

Somizi dropped out of school and followed in his parents’ footsteps and began his career in 1992.

Somzi Mholongo dated an actress Palesa Madisakwane and was rumored to be in a relationship with an unnamed man, meaning he is bisexual.

After welcoming his first child with the actress, Palesa Madisakwane in 1995, Somzi came out of his shell by declaring that he was gay as a result of that, his relationship with Palesa Madisakwane crashed.

After the whole saga, Mhlongo decided to keep his relationship private.

In 2017, there were rumors that Somzi Mhlongo was dating South African Model and Entrepreneur, Mohale Tebogo Motaung.

Amid the rumors, the duo confirmed the rumor in 2018 as Somizi proposed to Mohale during their vacation in Paris, and the two got married traditionally in September 2019 and had their white wedding in 2020.

Somizi also takes part in politics, he’s a member of The Action National Congress (ANC)

Somizi Religious Beliefs

Regarding his religious beliefs, Somizi Mhlongo dumped Christianity and embraced Ancestral worship.

in one of his statements, Somizi Mlongo said he is not a religious person, yet despite his lack of belief, he was always able to respect the beliefs of those who were religious.

he went further to say he would often defend believers when overzealous atheists were deliberately disrespectful, having witnessed the impact that religion had had on his grandmother’s life, he was able to empathize with the most religious among us and recognize that even if he didn’t agree with them, their beliefs, all of them, were theirs and at the very least deserved respect.

Somizi Mhlongo made some controversial statements that would have painted the church black.

In a video he shared on his verified Instagram account, the media personality was speaking at his food tour, called Eat Love Pray With Somizi, and in his speech he said he regularly communes with his ancestors.

Somizi Mhlongo explained that there is a difference between his worship of God and his acknowledgment of his ancestors, and defended that yes, the two are compatible.

Somizi Musical Career

In the 2000s Somizi Mhlongo incorporated Kwaito and Gospel for his song releases.

However, his efforts critically and commercially failed.

In 2017, Somizi released his house-focused and Geom-influenced revival song “Ngibonile” featuring DJ and record producer Heavy K.

In 2021, Somizi Mhlongo recorded as a featured artist in Vusi Nova’s single “Ntandane”, from his Gospel-influenced album, “Ngumama”.

Somizi’s songs are Somizi in 2014, Somizi(Benlay) in 2020, Eka Somizi Ntandane in 2021, and I Surrender.

Film/TV Series

Somizi Mhlongo’s acting career started in 1987 when he was just at the age of  13.

Somizi Mhlongo in  1987 appeared in the film Scavengers.

In 1992, Somizi Mhlongo joined the musical and political film, Sarafina.

In the political film, Somizi Mhlongo took up the role of   Fire, nicknamed “Whacko”.

Somizi in the year 1993, also appeared in films including Kein Himmel über Afrika.

 Somizi Mhlongo appeared in Cry the Beloved Country in 1995.

In the year 1996, Somizi Mhlongo was featured on the television series Tarzan: The Adventures.

South Africa’s Media personality, Somizi has appeared in and hosted various TV shows.

As part of his TV and MC jobs Somizi has served as a judge in one of South Africa’s biggest events, Idols South Africa, Eleventh season, be appointed.

Somizi Mhlongo was also a lead judge on the former SABC 1  competition  Dance Your Butt Off alongside actress and dancer Khabonina Qubeka.

In 2016, Somizi Mhlongo premiered his reality show Living the Dream with Somizi which was aired on Mzansi magic.

Other TV credits include City Ses’laAyeye, and 10 Over 10.

Somizi Mhlongo had hosted various award shows which among them are some notable ones like the South African Music Awards, which he co-hosted for 3 consecutive years counting from 2016 to  2017 and to 2018.

Somizi Mhlongo was the featured roastee in Comedy central’s annual roast special on 26 April 2018.

In December 2020, Somizi Mhlongo, alongside Pearl Thusi, co-hosted KZN Entertainment Awards.

Alongside fellow co-hosts Scoop and Nomuzi, Somizi has hosted V Entertainment since 2018.

Right from 2015, Somizi has served as one of the judges on one of the most-watched shows on TV, Idols South Africa.

Somizi also had a stint in reality TV with his reality show, Living the Dream with Somizi which was aired in 2016, and his reality TV series Dinner At Somizis which is available on Mzansi Magic.

Somizi Books

Book writing has also contributed immensely to Somizi net worth.

Somizi Mhlongo greatly takes delight and pleasure in writing books.

Indisputably, the speedy bulk of Somizi net worth majorly comes from the sales of his books.

The media personality, Somizi Mhlongo presently has two books out.

Somizi Mhlongo released his first book Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit – The Somizi Mhlongo Story in 2017 and it centers on his life story and how he overcame hurdles to become the superstar that he is today.

Somizi Mhlongo released his second book, Dinner At Somizi’s – I Am Not A Chef in 2020.

His second book, Somizi Mholongo was inspired by his family’s cooking.

Somizi’s second book also celebrates food that is proudly South African or of South African origin.

Somizi as earlier said a huge amount of money as royalties from all his book sales.


Somizi Mhlongo is an incredible choreographer.

His dance moves seem rather magical than real.

Having that he earns a lot through dancing and choreography, it is clear that it has significantly contributed to the growth of Somizi net worth.

The dancer has choreographed for several major events such as Miss South Africa, The Metro FM awards, AFCON 2013 Opening, and Closing Ceremonies, South African Music Award (SAMA), and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Opening and Closing Ceremonies.


Another powerful contribution to Somizi net worth is the numerous endorsement deals he has signed.

The media personality, Somizi has worked with several brands and corporations over the years.

Some include his Ambassadorship for DStv, his endorsement deal with the Department of Water and Sanitation, Somizi was the face of McCafé

And endorsement deal with McDonald’s South Africa.

Somizi Awards

Somizi bagged the South African Music Awards

Somizi Net Worth

South Africa’s Superstar, Somizi Mhlongo can boast without any controversy that he is one of the highest-paid entertainers, as much as South Africa’s entertainment industry is concerned.

Mhlongo drives some of the best and most expensive cars like the BMW Z4 worth $50, 900, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport worth $63,495, the Roll Royce worth $ 311, 900, BMWi8 worth $148,495, the Mercedez Benz G35od worth $133,107, Lamborghini Urus worth $218, 009, Mercedes Benz AMG-E63 worth $107,350

Somizi Mhlongo also has many houses in South Africa.

No doubt at all, his efforts in various sectors of the country’s entertainment are paying off.

As the round-peck-in-a-round-hole and a square-peck-in-a-square-hole entertainer that he is, it is clear that Somizi net worth will certainly go further than what it is now by the end of the year.

Interestingly, Somizi is currently one of the most sought-after MCs and event hosts in South Africa and it has been discovered, that South Africa’s finest Media Personality makes between R2,000 – R70,000 for each event.

Presently, Somizi net worth breathes at an estimated amount of Five Million US Dollars( $5 million) which is the equivalent of over 70 million South Africa Rand.

Somizi Mhlongo is without a doubt, one of South Africa’s Richest and highest-paid entertainers with the above figure.


Somizi as a multi-talented entertainer is clearly focused on securing his earnings.

Apart from securing his earnings, Somizi looks forward to making more waves and great impacts in South Africa’s Political Setting, Music Industry, and the country’s entertainment industry in general.

Recent findings has it that the South African Media Personality, Somizi Mhlongo is battling depression and mental health problems.

Somizi Mhlongo made the revelation of his mental health in one of his bathroom talks on his verified Instagram account.

In his words, he said, “Mental health illness is real.

However he, Somizi Mhlongo did not share the cause of his mental health problems.

Somizi said mental health affects him as much as it does affect ordinary South Africans, adding that he suffers episodes of depression, sadness, and anxiety which threaten his daily life.

However, it is highly expected that before the year runs out Somizi net worth will grow higher.


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