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Zodwa Wabantu in a sleeveless black top

About

Her love for dancing helped Zodwa Wabantu's rise to stardom. Some criticize her over her taste in fashion, but Zodwa does what she loves and doesn't care what people say. She is not shy to date younger men too.

Personal Life

Zodwa Wabantu literally danced her way to fame. Now renowned for her sleek, mind-blowing and provocative style, hers is a story that began quite humbly. Having lost her mother at the age of 11, she had to mature quite quickly and adapt to the realities of her life. Sleeping on an empty stomach and with nothing to her name, Zodwa Wabantu found solace in dancing. 

The dancer frequented the Rock Club in Soweto with her friends. She was a popular act. Her dance moves set the place ablaze. Zodwa’s stars finally aligned at the Durban Eyadini Lounge. It was the stage that changed Zodwa Wabantu’s life. Regardless of what you think of her performance, this was the beginning of her path to undeniable success. She hasn’t stopped rising ever since.

Born Zodwa Rebecca Libram, she has not only carved a niche for herself but also made her name in South Africa’s entertainment scene. Zodwa Wabantu videos on YouTube have created a buzz in Mzansi lately and for all the right reasons. She is not about to stop. Not for anyone nor for anything.

Zodwa Wabantu’s age

Zodwa Wabantu was born on 30 October, 1985. The 35-year old - she'll be turning 36 - splurges on her birthdays with a huge bash at a club or shisanyama with her celebrity friends, including her manager, DJ Tiara.

Career

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We can say that about so many other celebrities including our subject matter here, Zodwa Wabantu. Before fame, she worked in Durban at a debt collection company. This, however, didn’t stop her from pursuing what she loved best, dancing. She was a huge sensation at the shisanyaman’s in Durban’s Townships where she earned the title ‘Vosho Queen”.

It was at KwaZulu-Natal's famous Eyadini Lounge where she made a name for herself. She was spotted dancing in a racy little black dress which caused a stir. As if that was not enough, in the July 2017 edition in Durban, she wore another daring black thigh-baring number that literally left nothing to the imagination.

Wabantu is a lead dancer and entertainer, rivalling fellow dancer Skolopad. 

In 2018, she appeared in the season premiere of MTV2 South Africa’s “Behind the Story”. Consequently, she got a strong social media presence with a dedicated YouTube channel. Zodwa Wabantu videos on YouTube have thousands of views and show how comfortable the dancer is in her skin.

The entertainer also dipped her toes into the poultry business during the lockdown. “Zodwa Wabantu Chicken & Eggs”. She has received support from celebrity friends - Kelly Khumalo, Ntando Duma, and Dineo Ranaka. Her side hustle is doing quite well.

Relationships

Zodwa Wabantu’s boyfriend

We all know that finding love has never been easy as the movies would have you believe. Zodwa Wabantu will tell you. She publicly admitted that she prefers her men younger. In May 2019, she proposed to her then 24-year old boyfriend, Ntobeko Linda, after a six-year relationship.

Who called off Zodwa Wabantu’s wedding?

The star presented both her “Ben 10” and herself with rose gold rings. His was worth R5217 while her custom-made rose gold morganite and diamond ring cost R47826. Unfortunately, Zodwa called off their engagement for good! 

“I’m losing myself. I need my spark back. I’m not happy anymore. Free Ntobeko, he’s still growing. No wedding,” she wrote on Instagram.

Is Zodwa’s love life a revolving door? 

It didn’t take long after the split for Zodwa to find love again. After only three months of breaking off her engagement with Linda, she found herself a new “Ben 10” in Vusi Buthelezi. However, while the two enjoyed their honeymoon phase during the lockdown, things have since gone south.

The turning point was the robbery at her Durban house where she lost possession worth over R100, 000. Concerning the breakup, she said,

“Things were not working out. He left, but I’ve learned that you must allow people to leave. You accept things as they come and as they are and allow people to be themselves.”

Family

Zodwa Wabantu’s parents

Wabantu lost her mother when she was only 11 years old. She didn’t know her father and was raised by her aunt and grandmother after her mother passed away. With such misfortune, Zodwa Wabantu knew that she had to hustle to make it in life from an early age. She left home at 16 to work as a dancer and held odd jobs - she was a debt collector and also survived on the goodwill of strangers.

Zodwa Wabantu’s son

Zodwa Wabantu’s son Vuyo was born in 2006. Having lived through a rough period early on, the star does everything to ensure her son is financially secure. She sent him to the best schools and is super proud that he has never failed a grade. “I made sure not to play on his education because I wanted him to have good marks,” she wrote on Instagram. Zodwa had a difficult childhood and failed her matric (Grade 12). She doesn’t want her son to do the same.

Recently, Zodwa just showed how supportive and committed she is to her son’s education. Schools opened, and while many parents were keen to send their kids to the next grade, Vuyo had little to smile about. He will be repeating grade 8, and Zodwa was quick to show him support and encourage him to perform better this year. 

News 

Has Zodwa finally, finally found her forever “Ben 10”? Well, she’s been teasing her Instagram followers with a video of her new partner. However, she doesn’t reveal the face of this latest guy who’s captured her heart. Zodwa has made it clear that she yearns to exclusively date younger men.

She loves to flaunt her body for all to see. Recently, she got a laser treatment on her butt and she shared it with her followers. “Hi guys, I’m doing a laser for dark marks and blemishes on my butt.” she posted.

In other Zodwa Wabantu news, nothing is off-limits with Zodwa. Her latest business venture is an investment into the funeral service industry. She registered a mortuary business, The Zodwa Wabantu Undertakers Mortuary. Yes, that’s right! She’s now an undertaker!

Now that lockdown restrictions are easing, Zodwa is keen on putting her poultry business on the back burner and amusing her fans with her exotic moves once again. The star will be performing at the Funkylab Festival in Windhoek with two of Namibia’s greatest artists, Gazza and Exit.

Controversy

By now you’ll know that Zodwa isn’t shy at all and controversy seems to be her middle name. The fearless dancer always gets her way and if it means ruffling some feathers, then so be it.

She’s famously known for dancing without panties. This has led to sharp criticisms about the nature of her dances which don’t go down well with everyone. In 2017, she was banned from performing in Zimbabwe when President Mugabe made a statement criticizing the nature of her performances. The star was also deported from Zambia under the same grounds less than a year later. Zodwa weighed in on the matter. She stated that she’d gladly perform in Zimbabwe as long as she can be herself.

Why did Zodwa Wabantu have surgery?

Zodwa has recently undergone a few body transformation procedures. She says that her main goal is to firm up her body to look good on stage. She understands that she’s got to have limits. She assured fans that she wouldn’t go too far with them.

So far, she’s had Lipodissolve injections. This is a non-surgical breast lift. She’s also done a vaginal tightening procedure.

What happened between Zodwa Wabantu and Vusi?

Word on the street is that Zodwa is infuriated and took to social media to rant about how ex-boyfriend Vusi is a fraudster. Zodwa Wabantu Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers got a front-row seat to her outburst. She called out Vusi for dating her only for money and using her name to buy things. She wants all the expensive items she bought for him back and even alleges that he stole a particular item from her.

Vusi also used her name to buy an Audi R8. He posed as her lover even though they had already broken up. And that’s not all, he got Zodwa Wabantu’s car - because it’s hers - into an accident. Consequently, Zodwa filed a case of fraud at the Empangeni Police Station, demanding an apology and a return of her items. The nerve!

Car

Earlier in 2021, Zodwa Wabantu bought herself a brand-new Lamborghini with a friend and politician Kunene cheering her on. Unfortunately, the star had to return the car soon afterwards because of an SMS she received from the South African Revenue Service. Put off by the Zodwa Wabantu Lamborghini fiasco, Kunene defended his friend fiercely. According to him, she deserved the car because she earns every penny she’s got. All Zodwa Wabantu’s cars and houses are products of her hard work

House 

From growing up under somebody else’s roof to building her own house in her 30s, Zodwa has come a long way. With no need to get a loan from the bank or any kind of assistance, the star built a lavish three-bedroom house in Nelspruit, all with her own money! 

Net Worth

Zodwa Wabantu’s net worth is at least R1 million. She reportedly made her first million in 2018 after signing a contract with MojaLove to star in her reality show, Zodwa Wabantu Uncensored. The entertainer earns R35 000 plus per appearance. She has an endorsement deal with a Durban medical centre specialising in dermatology and cosmetic surgery.

Awards & Recognition

In 2017, Zodwa won the “Drama Queen of the year” award at the ninth annual Feather Awards.

She was stripped of her accolade later that year by Feather awards and the Thami Dish Foundation over her homophobic comments.

Social Media

Zodwa Wabantu's Instagram: @ZodwaLibram

Zodwa Wabantu's Twitter: @Zodwa_Wabantu 

Q&A

How much is Zodwa Wabantu worth?

Zodwa Wabantu’s net worth is estimated to be at least R1 million.

How old is Zodwa?

Zodwa Wabantu was born on 30 October 1985, which makes her 35-year old.

Which country is Zodwa Wabantu from?

Zodwa Wabantu is from South Africa.

Where is Zodwa Wabantu's house?

Zodwa’s three-bedroom house is in Nelspruit. She currently lives in Johannesburg.

Birthday:
30 October, 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Soweto, Gauteng, SA

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Zodwa Wabantu in a sleeveless black top
Birthday:
30 October, 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Soweto, Gauteng, SA

About

Her love for dancing helped Zodwa Wabantu's rise to stardom. Some criticize her over her taste in fashion, but Zodwa does what she loves and doesn't care what people say. She is not shy to date younger men too.

Personal Life

Zodwa Wabantu literally danced her way to fame. Now renowned for her sleek, mind-blowing and provocative style, hers is a story that began quite humbly. Having lost her mother at the age of 11, she had to mature quite quickly and adapt to the realities of her life. Sleeping on an empty stomach and with nothing to her name, Zodwa Wabantu found solace in dancing. 

The dancer frequented the Rock Club in Soweto with her friends. She was a popular act. Her dance moves set the place ablaze. Zodwa’s stars finally aligned at the Durban Eyadini Lounge. It was the stage that changed Zodwa Wabantu’s life. Regardless of what you think of her performance, this was the beginning of her path to undeniable success. She hasn’t stopped rising ever since.

Born Zodwa Rebecca Libram, she has not only carved a niche for herself but also made her name in South Africa’s entertainment scene. Zodwa Wabantu videos on YouTube have created a buzz in Mzansi lately and for all the right reasons. She is not about to stop. Not for anyone nor for anything.

Zodwa Wabantu’s age

Zodwa Wabantu was born on 30 October, 1985. The 35-year old - she'll be turning 36 - splurges on her birthdays with a huge bash at a club or shisanyama with her celebrity friends, including her manager, DJ Tiara.

Career

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We can say that about so many other celebrities including our subject matter here, Zodwa Wabantu. Before fame, she worked in Durban at a debt collection company. This, however, didn’t stop her from pursuing what she loved best, dancing. She was a huge sensation at the shisanyaman’s in Durban’s Townships where she earned the title ‘Vosho Queen”.

It was at KwaZulu-Natal's famous Eyadini Lounge where she made a name for herself. She was spotted dancing in a racy little black dress which caused a stir. As if that was not enough, in the July 2017 edition in Durban, she wore another daring black thigh-baring number that literally left nothing to the imagination.

Wabantu is a lead dancer and entertainer, rivalling fellow dancer Skolopad. 

In 2018, she appeared in the season premiere of MTV2 South Africa’s “Behind the Story”. Consequently, she got a strong social media presence with a dedicated YouTube channel. Zodwa Wabantu videos on YouTube have thousands of views and show how comfortable the dancer is in her skin.

The entertainer also dipped her toes into the poultry business during the lockdown. “Zodwa Wabantu Chicken & Eggs”. She has received support from celebrity friends - Kelly Khumalo, Ntando Duma, and Dineo Ranaka. Her side hustle is doing quite well.

Relationships

Zodwa Wabantu’s boyfriend

We all know that finding love has never been easy as the movies would have you believe. Zodwa Wabantu will tell you. She publicly admitted that she prefers her men younger. In May 2019, she proposed to her then 24-year old boyfriend, Ntobeko Linda, after a six-year relationship.

Who called off Zodwa Wabantu’s wedding?

The star presented both her “Ben 10” and herself with rose gold rings. His was worth R5217 while her custom-made rose gold morganite and diamond ring cost R47826. Unfortunately, Zodwa called off their engagement for good! 

“I’m losing myself. I need my spark back. I’m not happy anymore. Free Ntobeko, he’s still growing. No wedding,” she wrote on Instagram.

Is Zodwa’s love life a revolving door? 

It didn’t take long after the split for Zodwa to find love again. After only three months of breaking off her engagement with Linda, she found herself a new “Ben 10” in Vusi Buthelezi. However, while the two enjoyed their honeymoon phase during the lockdown, things have since gone south.

The turning point was the robbery at her Durban house where she lost possession worth over R100, 000. Concerning the breakup, she said,

“Things were not working out. He left, but I’ve learned that you must allow people to leave. You accept things as they come and as they are and allow people to be themselves.”

Family

Zodwa Wabantu’s parents

Wabantu lost her mother when she was only 11 years old. She didn’t know her father and was raised by her aunt and grandmother after her mother passed away. With such misfortune, Zodwa Wabantu knew that she had to hustle to make it in life from an early age. She left home at 16 to work as a dancer and held odd jobs - she was a debt collector and also survived on the goodwill of strangers.

Zodwa Wabantu’s son

Zodwa Wabantu’s son Vuyo was born in 2006. Having lived through a rough period early on, the star does everything to ensure her son is financially secure. She sent him to the best schools and is super proud that he has never failed a grade. “I made sure not to play on his education because I wanted him to have good marks,” she wrote on Instagram. Zodwa had a difficult childhood and failed her matric (Grade 12). She doesn’t want her son to do the same.

Recently, Zodwa just showed how supportive and committed she is to her son’s education. Schools opened, and while many parents were keen to send their kids to the next grade, Vuyo had little to smile about. He will be repeating grade 8, and Zodwa was quick to show him support and encourage him to perform better this year. 

News 

Has Zodwa finally, finally found her forever “Ben 10”? Well, she’s been teasing her Instagram followers with a video of her new partner. However, she doesn’t reveal the face of this latest guy who’s captured her heart. Zodwa has made it clear that she yearns to exclusively date younger men.

She loves to flaunt her body for all to see. Recently, she got a laser treatment on her butt and she shared it with her followers. “Hi guys, I’m doing a laser for dark marks and blemishes on my butt.” she posted.

In other Zodwa Wabantu news, nothing is off-limits with Zodwa. Her latest business venture is an investment into the funeral service industry. She registered a mortuary business, The Zodwa Wabantu Undertakers Mortuary. Yes, that’s right! She’s now an undertaker!

Now that lockdown restrictions are easing, Zodwa is keen on putting her poultry business on the back burner and amusing her fans with her exotic moves once again. The star will be performing at the Funkylab Festival in Windhoek with two of Namibia’s greatest artists, Gazza and Exit.

Controversy

By now you’ll know that Zodwa isn’t shy at all and controversy seems to be her middle name. The fearless dancer always gets her way and if it means ruffling some feathers, then so be it.

She’s famously known for dancing without panties. This has led to sharp criticisms about the nature of her dances which don’t go down well with everyone. In 2017, she was banned from performing in Zimbabwe when President Mugabe made a statement criticizing the nature of her performances. The star was also deported from Zambia under the same grounds less than a year later. Zodwa weighed in on the matter. She stated that she’d gladly perform in Zimbabwe as long as she can be herself.

Why did Zodwa Wabantu have surgery?

Zodwa has recently undergone a few body transformation procedures. She says that her main goal is to firm up her body to look good on stage. She understands that she’s got to have limits. She assured fans that she wouldn’t go too far with them.

So far, she’s had Lipodissolve injections. This is a non-surgical breast lift. She’s also done a vaginal tightening procedure.

What happened between Zodwa Wabantu and Vusi?

Word on the street is that Zodwa is infuriated and took to social media to rant about how ex-boyfriend Vusi is a fraudster. Zodwa Wabantu Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers got a front-row seat to her outburst. She called out Vusi for dating her only for money and using her name to buy things. She wants all the expensive items she bought for him back and even alleges that he stole a particular item from her.

Vusi also used her name to buy an Audi R8. He posed as her lover even though they had already broken up. And that’s not all, he got Zodwa Wabantu’s car - because it’s hers - into an accident. Consequently, Zodwa filed a case of fraud at the Empangeni Police Station, demanding an apology and a return of her items. The nerve!

Car

Earlier in 2021, Zodwa Wabantu bought herself a brand-new Lamborghini with a friend and politician Kunene cheering her on. Unfortunately, the star had to return the car soon afterwards because of an SMS she received from the South African Revenue Service. Put off by the Zodwa Wabantu Lamborghini fiasco, Kunene defended his friend fiercely. According to him, she deserved the car because she earns every penny she’s got. All Zodwa Wabantu’s cars and houses are products of her hard work

House 

From growing up under somebody else’s roof to building her own house in her 30s, Zodwa has come a long way. With no need to get a loan from the bank or any kind of assistance, the star built a lavish three-bedroom house in Nelspruit, all with her own money! 

Net Worth

Zodwa Wabantu’s net worth is at least R1 million. She reportedly made her first million in 2018 after signing a contract with MojaLove to star in her reality show, Zodwa Wabantu Uncensored. The entertainer earns R35 000 plus per appearance. She has an endorsement deal with a Durban medical centre specialising in dermatology and cosmetic surgery.

Awards & Recognition

In 2017, Zodwa won the “Drama Queen of the year” award at the ninth annual Feather Awards.

She was stripped of her accolade later that year by Feather awards and the Thami Dish Foundation over her homophobic comments.

Social Media

Zodwa Wabantu's Instagram: @ZodwaLibram

Zodwa Wabantu's Twitter: @Zodwa_Wabantu 

Q&A

How much is Zodwa Wabantu worth?

Zodwa Wabantu’s net worth is estimated to be at least R1 million.

How old is Zodwa?

Zodwa Wabantu was born on 30 October 1985, which makes her 35-year old.

Which country is Zodwa Wabantu from?

Zodwa Wabantu is from South Africa.

Where is Zodwa Wabantu's house?

Zodwa’s three-bedroom house is in Nelspruit. She currently lives in Johannesburg.