Somizi Mhlongo is a popular South African actor, media personality, choreographer and singer best known as a judge on the talent-search TV show, “Idols SA”.
Somizi Mhlongo was born on 23 December 1972, in Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. The celebrity has been in the entertainment industry for nearly 3 decades. He first appeared on the scene when he was just 13 years old and starred in the musical and political film, Sarafina! in 1992.
Somizi has gone ahead to solidify himself as a vanguard of the South African entertainment industry. Some of his major highlights include; hosting the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and the red carpet at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) in 2016.
He was also the lead choreographer for numerous shows and events including Miss South Africa, the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Somizi Mhlongo Profile Summary
- Full name: Somizi Buyani Mhlongo Motaung
- Date of Birth: 23rd December 1972
- Somizi Mhlongo Age: 48 years as of 2020
- Place of Birth: Soweto, South Africa
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Radio personality, brand ambassador, TV presenter, actor, choreographer/fitness instructor, and singer
- Sexuality: Gay
Somizi Mhlongo Net Worth
Somizi Mhlongo has a net worth estimated to be $5 million, which he has achieved through his successful career in the entertainment industry.
Somizi Mhlongo Husband
Somizi who identifies as gay is currently married to South African entrepreneur, model, and actor, Mohale Motaung (Tebogo). The duo met at an event by Louis Vuitton and Moet & Chandon and later got engaged in France close to the Eiffel Tower.
Somizi and Mohale tied the knot in a traditional wedding on 28 September 2019 before having their white wedding on 30 January 2020.
Mohale is the face of a clothing brand called CSquared and is well-known for portraying the role of Odirile, a confident gay student of economics, in the MTV series ‘ Shuga: Down South’. He is currently serving as the CEO of Glam Troupe and is currently enrolled at Wits University where he is studying BCom Economics.