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Lebo Sekgobela in a flowered dress

About

This award-winning South African gospel artist has been setting the pace in the industry and taking it to new heights. A passion for Gospel Music and her never say die attitude has been the reason for her success. Lebo Sekgobela’s songs have consistently remained on top of the charts for the longest time.  

Personal Life

Born in Sebokeng, South Africa, on 19th September 1981, Lebo Sekgobela, age 40, did not have an easy life. She was raised by a single mother who was a domestic worker. She initially used to live in a shack and then moved on to a mud house.  

Apart from this, she has also been a victim of sexual abuse twice in her childhood. The first was when she was just eight years old. Her sister's friend defiled her. Unfortunately. she went through the same ordeal when she was 11. The incident happened in a car and was perpetrated by a neighbour who offered to drive her home. 

Although she’s admitted that she’s never gotten over what happened, Lebo Sekgobela used the strength that she gained through this to make herself better. She also mentioned that she’s grateful for everything her husband has done to help her come to terms with what happened. He has played a vital role in helping her soothe the unforgettable wounds. 

Her encounter with poverty is what keeps this famous singer grounded. She also believes in doing charity work. She adopted Tebogo Depot. This organization takes care of handicapped children that have been abandoned. 

Lebo Sekgobela regularly visits the orphanage and makes her donation around Christmas to make the kids’ festival more enjoyable. Another prominent charity that Lebo is involved with is the Bertha Solomon Centre for the aged located in Johannesburg and the Lebohang home in Sebokeng. 

Career 

While Lebo Sekgobela’s career started at a young age, it was not smooth sailing. She went to a couple of unsuccessful auditions; some of these include Gospel Choir and Joyous Celebrations. Although nothing came out of them, she did not give up. 

She later decided to perform in church as well as multiple crusades organized by Evangelist Relekholela. Working with him allowed Lebo Sekgobela to travel the world and interact with other established artists. 

Ultimately, she was able to break into the gospel music industry when she was one of the backup singers for Vicky Vilakazi. She also got a chance to work with William Sejake from Joyous Celebrations. The most memorable experience was being part of the group that sang the theme song for SABC1’s Khumbulekhaya.  

Lebo Sekgobela’s Facebook page is where you can see her work and her upcoming events. Her Instagram page also features numerous videos of the artist in her element that help fans further connect with the artist. 

Lebo Sekgobela’s albums

To date, Lebo Sekgobela has released seven albums.  

Her first album, Ke Ngwana Hao, which featured 14 tracks, was released in 2013. It was the same year she released Ke Modimo, By His Grace, and Themba Lami. The featured song “Melusi” and “By His Grace” was a massive hit on both television and radio.  

Soon after, in 2016 Lebo Sekgobela recorded her second album, Restored, which has been one of her most successful albums to date. This gained her multi-platinum status and was the album that put her on the map. 

This is the same album that holds the hit song “Lion of Judah” which became a national anthem. This song was played and sung everywhere, from churches to taxis and even in some clubs. Lebo Sekgobela performed this song at the SAMA Awards and the Metro.  

Umusa, recorded in 2018, was her next album. This album had twenty tracks.  

Lebo Sekgobela’s latest album ‘By The Star’ was recorded in 2019 at the Hope Restoration Center in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The 16 tracks featured in this album are primarily traditional hymns.  

How many awards did Lebo Sekgobela win? 

Lebo Sekgobela is one of the most recognized Gospel singers. She won the 2012 Gospel Legacy Awards by the Vaal Triangle and the Best Community Outreach from SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in the same year.  

Her second award was for Best Female Artist at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2016.  

She received nominations for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, Best Traditional Faith Music Album, and Female Artist of the Year at the South African Music Awards for Umusa in 2019.  

Relationships

Who is there in Lebo Sekgobela’s family? 

Lebo Sekgobela’s husband and manager, Lucky Sekgobela, met when she was still in high school and got married when she was barely 16 years old. They have been married for over 20 years and have three lovely children together - 22-year-old Lethabo, 18-year-old Lesego, and 11-year-old Lesedi.  

In 2018, Lebo Sekgobela shared a tweet showcasing her and her husband talking about their love, marriage, and romance that has lasted for over 20 years.  

Not only is her gospel singing great, but it's backed by unfailing faith in God and his graciousness. 

Controversy

In 2020, Lebo Sekgobela and her husband Lucky found themselves in the middle of a legal battle after they were accused of a contract breach by Rashiky Media, a publicity company they worked with. The dispute here is that Lebo contacted Joburg Company directly to book her a tour of her songs when the contract stated that Rashiky Media were to be the point of contact. Also, Sekhorane Entertainment, Lebo's company failed to pay for the services rendered by Rashiky Media. 

In another controversy, Lebo admitted that she was fearful for her life after she received a phone call from an unknown person who defrauded people R6000 in her name. She immediately flagged this through her social media account and asked people not to respond to anyone who asked them to pay for a "Durban July Gospel Festival Registration Fee of R4000 and R7000 to secure a spot.

Net Worth

Lebo Sekgobela’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000.  

Awards & Recognition

Nominated for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, Best Traditional Faith Music Album, and Female Artist of the Year at the South African Music Awards for Umusa in 2019.  

Best Female Artist at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2016.  

2012 Gospel Legacy Awards by the Vaal Triangle and the Best Community Outreach from SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in the same year.  

Social Media

Lebo Sekgobela’s Instagram: @Sekgobelalebo 

Lebo Sekgobela’s Twitter: @lebo_sekgobela

YouTube: Lebo Sekgobela 

Lebo Sekgobela’s Facebook: Lebo Sekgobela

Q&A

Where was Sekgobela born? 

Lebo Sekgobela, age 40, was born in Sebokeng, South Africa, on 19th September 1981. 

Who is Lebo Sekgobela's husband? 

Lebo Sekgobela is married to Lucky Sekgobela, who she met when she was still in high school and married when she was 16 years old.  

Does Lebo Sekgobela have a child? 

Lebo Sekgobela and her husband Lucky Sekgobela have three children, 22-year-old Lethabo, 18-year-old Lesego, and 11-year-old Lesedi.  

Birthday:
19 September 1981
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
Sebokeng, South Africa

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Lebo Sekgobela in a flowered dress
Birthday:
19 September 1981
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
Sebokeng, South Africa

About

This award-winning South African gospel artist has been setting the pace in the industry and taking it to new heights. A passion for Gospel Music and her never say die attitude has been the reason for her success. Lebo Sekgobela’s songs have consistently remained on top of the charts for the longest time.  

Personal Life

Born in Sebokeng, South Africa, on 19th September 1981, Lebo Sekgobela, age 40, did not have an easy life. She was raised by a single mother who was a domestic worker. She initially used to live in a shack and then moved on to a mud house.  

Apart from this, she has also been a victim of sexual abuse twice in her childhood. The first was when she was just eight years old. Her sister's friend defiled her. Unfortunately. she went through the same ordeal when she was 11. The incident happened in a car and was perpetrated by a neighbour who offered to drive her home. 

Although she’s admitted that she’s never gotten over what happened, Lebo Sekgobela used the strength that she gained through this to make herself better. She also mentioned that she’s grateful for everything her husband has done to help her come to terms with what happened. He has played a vital role in helping her soothe the unforgettable wounds. 

Her encounter with poverty is what keeps this famous singer grounded. She also believes in doing charity work. She adopted Tebogo Depot. This organization takes care of handicapped children that have been abandoned. 

Lebo Sekgobela regularly visits the orphanage and makes her donation around Christmas to make the kids’ festival more enjoyable. Another prominent charity that Lebo is involved with is the Bertha Solomon Centre for the aged located in Johannesburg and the Lebohang home in Sebokeng. 

Career 

While Lebo Sekgobela’s career started at a young age, it was not smooth sailing. She went to a couple of unsuccessful auditions; some of these include Gospel Choir and Joyous Celebrations. Although nothing came out of them, she did not give up. 

She later decided to perform in church as well as multiple crusades organized by Evangelist Relekholela. Working with him allowed Lebo Sekgobela to travel the world and interact with other established artists. 

Ultimately, she was able to break into the gospel music industry when she was one of the backup singers for Vicky Vilakazi. She also got a chance to work with William Sejake from Joyous Celebrations. The most memorable experience was being part of the group that sang the theme song for SABC1’s Khumbulekhaya.  

Lebo Sekgobela’s Facebook page is where you can see her work and her upcoming events. Her Instagram page also features numerous videos of the artist in her element that help fans further connect with the artist. 

Lebo Sekgobela’s albums

To date, Lebo Sekgobela has released seven albums.  

Her first album, Ke Ngwana Hao, which featured 14 tracks, was released in 2013. It was the same year she released Ke Modimo, By His Grace, and Themba Lami. The featured song “Melusi” and “By His Grace” was a massive hit on both television and radio.  

Soon after, in 2016 Lebo Sekgobela recorded her second album, Restored, which has been one of her most successful albums to date. This gained her multi-platinum status and was the album that put her on the map. 

This is the same album that holds the hit song “Lion of Judah” which became a national anthem. This song was played and sung everywhere, from churches to taxis and even in some clubs. Lebo Sekgobela performed this song at the SAMA Awards and the Metro.  

Umusa, recorded in 2018, was her next album. This album had twenty tracks.  

Lebo Sekgobela’s latest album ‘By The Star’ was recorded in 2019 at the Hope Restoration Center in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The 16 tracks featured in this album are primarily traditional hymns.  

How many awards did Lebo Sekgobela win? 

Lebo Sekgobela is one of the most recognized Gospel singers. She won the 2012 Gospel Legacy Awards by the Vaal Triangle and the Best Community Outreach from SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in the same year.  

Her second award was for Best Female Artist at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2016.  

She received nominations for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, Best Traditional Faith Music Album, and Female Artist of the Year at the South African Music Awards for Umusa in 2019.  

Relationships

Who is there in Lebo Sekgobela’s family? 

Lebo Sekgobela’s husband and manager, Lucky Sekgobela, met when she was still in high school and got married when she was barely 16 years old. They have been married for over 20 years and have three lovely children together - 22-year-old Lethabo, 18-year-old Lesego, and 11-year-old Lesedi.  

In 2018, Lebo Sekgobela shared a tweet showcasing her and her husband talking about their love, marriage, and romance that has lasted for over 20 years.  

Not only is her gospel singing great, but it's backed by unfailing faith in God and his graciousness. 

Controversy

In 2020, Lebo Sekgobela and her husband Lucky found themselves in the middle of a legal battle after they were accused of a contract breach by Rashiky Media, a publicity company they worked with. The dispute here is that Lebo contacted Joburg Company directly to book her a tour of her songs when the contract stated that Rashiky Media were to be the point of contact. Also, Sekhorane Entertainment, Lebo's company failed to pay for the services rendered by Rashiky Media. 

In another controversy, Lebo admitted that she was fearful for her life after she received a phone call from an unknown person who defrauded people R6000 in her name. She immediately flagged this through her social media account and asked people not to respond to anyone who asked them to pay for a "Durban July Gospel Festival Registration Fee of R4000 and R7000 to secure a spot.

Net Worth

Lebo Sekgobela’s net worth is estimated to be $500,000.  

Awards & Recognition

Nominated for Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, Best Traditional Faith Music Album, and Female Artist of the Year at the South African Music Awards for Umusa in 2019.  

Best Female Artist at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2016.  

2012 Gospel Legacy Awards by the Vaal Triangle and the Best Community Outreach from SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in the same year.  

Social Media

Lebo Sekgobela’s Instagram: @Sekgobelalebo 

Lebo Sekgobela’s Twitter: @lebo_sekgobela

YouTube: Lebo Sekgobela 

Lebo Sekgobela’s Facebook: Lebo Sekgobela

Q&A

Where was Sekgobela born? 

Lebo Sekgobela, age 40, was born in Sebokeng, South Africa, on 19th September 1981. 

Who is Lebo Sekgobela's husband? 

Lebo Sekgobela is married to Lucky Sekgobela, who she met when she was still in high school and married when she was 16 years old.  

Does Lebo Sekgobela have a child? 

Lebo Sekgobela and her husband Lucky Sekgobela have three children, 22-year-old Lethabo, 18-year-old Lesego, and 11-year-old Lesedi.