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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 whose real name is Zodwa Rebecca Libram was born on 30 October 1985 in Soweto South Africa.  

Having lost her mother at the age of 11, she had to mature quite quickly and adapt to the realities of her life. She didn’t know her father and was raised by her aunt and grandmother after her mother passed away.  

Sleeping on an empty stomach and with nothing to her name, Zodwa Wabantu found solace in dancing which is the constant theme in Zodwa Wabantu's biography.

She literally danced her way to fame. Now renowned for her sleek, mind-blowing and provocative style, hers is a story that began quite humbly. 

Zodwa Wabantu | Source: Zalebs

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 and her star hasn’t stopped rising since.

She has since carved a niche for herself but also made her name in South Africa’s entertainment scene. 

Zodwa Wabantu's videos on YouTube create a buzz in Mzansi for all the right reasons and she is not about to stop. 

Zodwa Wabantu's Career

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We can say that about so many other celebrities including our subject matter, 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”.

Zodwa Wabantu's biography changes for the better 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. 

Zodwa Wabantu | Source: Instagram

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”. That helped her to strengthen her social media presence and has since launched a YouTube channel. 

Zodwa Wabantu's videos on YouTube have thousands of views and show how comfortable the dancer is in her skin.

In 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the entertainer started a poultry business during the lockdown. “Zodwa Wabantu Chicken & Eggs”. 

She received support from celebrity friends - Kelly Khumalo, Ntando Duma, and Dineo Ranaka. Her side hustle is doing quite well.

Zodwa Wabantu's Relationships

Zodwa Wabantu’s boyfriend

We all know that finding love has never been easy as the movies would have you believe. If you keenly go through Zodwa Wabantu's biography, you will realize that even for her, love hasn't been easy to come by.  

Zodwa Wabantu's Boyfriend | Source: Instagram

If you follow Zodwa, you will know that she prefers her men younger. Lately, Zodwa Wabantu is crazy in love with Olefile Mpudi. The two even got a tattoo of each other's name to signify how much they are enjoying their relationship

Zodwa Wabantu's boyfriend | Sources: Instagram

Whether this relationship will work out for Zodwa, only time will tell. She's previously had two public relationships and none of them ended in marriage.

Who called off Zodwa Wabantu’s wedding?

In May 2019, she proposed to her then 24-year old boyfriend, Ntobeko Linda, after a six-year relationship.

Zodwa Wabantu and Ntobeko Linda | Source: News24.com

The star presented 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.

Zodwa Wabantu's Ex-boyfriend | Source: StyleYou7.com

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.”

Zodwa Wabanut's Family

Zodwa Wabantu’s son

Zodwa Wabantu and her son | Source: Sowetan Live

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 which is why she made him repeat his grade 8 in 2020 because he did not do well. 

Zodwa Wabantu's News 

We can't say that Zodwa Wabantu has finally found her forever Ben 10. After months of hiding him, she eventually revealed his face and we know know that  Olefile Mpudi is Zodwa Wabantu's boyfriend or Ben 10.

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.

Is Zodwa Wabantu a sangoma? 

Zodwa Wabantu in traditional outfit | Source: Instagram

In 2022, she left her fans wondering whether she was joining SA celebrities who've taken the spiritual walk. This after she posted images in traditional clothing and holding horns.

She cleared the air and stated that she was on a spiritual journey that was inspired by her calling but she wasn't a sangoma. This raised questions about her dancing career and she insisted that she would continue regardless

In fact, Zodwa stated that she told the ancestors she would go on with pleasing her fans and dating younger men. For her, these two issues are non-negotiable.

Also in Zodwa Wabantu's news

In other Zodwa Wabantu news, nothing is off-limits with Zodwa. She announced on social media that she was selling onions. 

Zodwa Wabantu's Business | Source: Instagram

This doesn't come as a surprise as she's previously started a poultry business during the coronavirus lockdown.  

She also invested in the funeral service industry as she registered a mortuary business, The Zodwa Wabantu Undertakers Mortuary. Yes, that’s right! She’s now an undertaker!

Like many celebrities, Zodwa Wabantu has her own reality TV show named Zodwa Wabantu: UnCensored. The show documents her love life, dance career and the drama that surrounds her life. It returned for season three in 2021.

Zodwa Wabantu's 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 on 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 did a few body transformation procedures with the aim of firming up her body to look good on stage. She understands that she’s got to have limits and 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!

Zodwa Wabantu's 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

Zodwa Wabantu's House 

Zodwa Wabantu's House | Source: Zalebs

Zodwa Wabantu's House | Source: Zalebs

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! 

Zodwa Wabatu's 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 

Zodwa Wabantu's Facebook: Zodwa Wabantu

Q&A

How old is Zodwa?

Born on 30 October 1985, Zodwa Wabantu's age is 37.

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.

How much is Zodwa Wabantu worth?

Zodwa Wabantu’s net worth is estimated to be at least R1 million. She earns this through her career as a dancer, brand endorsements and reality television show.

Real name:
Zodwa Rebecca Libram
Occupation:
South African socialite, media personality, and dancer
Birthday:
30 October, 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Soweto, Gauteng, SA
Height:
5'4 or 164cm
Children:
1
Net Worth:
R1 million or $64,000

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Image of Zodwa Wabantu's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Zodwa Rebecca Libram
Occupation:
South African socialite, media personality, and dancer
Birthday:
30 October, 1985
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
Soweto, Gauteng, SA
Height:
5'4 or 164cm
Children:
1
Net Worth:
R1 million or $64,000

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 whose real name is Zodwa Rebecca Libram was born on 30 October 1985 in Soweto South Africa.  

Having lost her mother at the age of 11, she had to mature quite quickly and adapt to the realities of her life. She didn’t know her father and was raised by her aunt and grandmother after her mother passed away.  

Sleeping on an empty stomach and with nothing to her name, Zodwa Wabantu found solace in dancing which is the constant theme in Zodwa Wabantu's biography.

She literally danced her way to fame. Now renowned for her sleek, mind-blowing and provocative style, hers is a story that began quite humbly. 

Zodwa Wabantu | Source: Zalebs

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 and her star hasn’t stopped rising since.

She has since carved a niche for herself but also made her name in South Africa’s entertainment scene. 

Zodwa Wabantu's videos on YouTube create a buzz in Mzansi for all the right reasons and she is not about to stop. 

Zodwa Wabantu's Career

Rome wasn’t built in a day. We can say that about so many other celebrities including our subject matter, 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”.

Zodwa Wabantu's biography changes for the better 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. 

Zodwa Wabantu | Source: Instagram

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”. That helped her to strengthen her social media presence and has since launched a YouTube channel. 

Zodwa Wabantu's videos on YouTube have thousands of views and show how comfortable the dancer is in her skin.

In 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the entertainer started a poultry business during the lockdown. “Zodwa Wabantu Chicken & Eggs”. 

She received support from celebrity friends - Kelly Khumalo, Ntando Duma, and Dineo Ranaka. Her side hustle is doing quite well.

Zodwa Wabantu's Relationships

Zodwa Wabantu’s boyfriend

We all know that finding love has never been easy as the movies would have you believe. If you keenly go through Zodwa Wabantu's biography, you will realize that even for her, love hasn't been easy to come by.  

Zodwa Wabantu's Boyfriend | Source: Instagram

If you follow Zodwa, you will know that she prefers her men younger. Lately, Zodwa Wabantu is crazy in love with Olefile Mpudi. The two even got a tattoo of each other's name to signify how much they are enjoying their relationship

Zodwa Wabantu's boyfriend | Sources: Instagram

Whether this relationship will work out for Zodwa, only time will tell. She's previously had two public relationships and none of them ended in marriage.

Who called off Zodwa Wabantu’s wedding?

In May 2019, she proposed to her then 24-year old boyfriend, Ntobeko Linda, after a six-year relationship.

Zodwa Wabantu and Ntobeko Linda | Source: News24.com

The star presented 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.

Zodwa Wabantu's Ex-boyfriend | Source: StyleYou7.com

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.”

Zodwa Wabanut's Family

Zodwa Wabantu’s son

Zodwa Wabantu and her son | Source: Sowetan Live

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 which is why she made him repeat his grade 8 in 2020 because he did not do well. 

Zodwa Wabantu's News 

We can't say that Zodwa Wabantu has finally found her forever Ben 10. After months of hiding him, she eventually revealed his face and we know know that  Olefile Mpudi is Zodwa Wabantu's boyfriend or Ben 10.

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.

Is Zodwa Wabantu a sangoma? 

Zodwa Wabantu in traditional outfit | Source: Instagram

In 2022, she left her fans wondering whether she was joining SA celebrities who've taken the spiritual walk. This after she posted images in traditional clothing and holding horns.

She cleared the air and stated that she was on a spiritual journey that was inspired by her calling but she wasn't a sangoma. This raised questions about her dancing career and she insisted that she would continue regardless

In fact, Zodwa stated that she told the ancestors she would go on with pleasing her fans and dating younger men. For her, these two issues are non-negotiable.

Also in Zodwa Wabantu's news

In other Zodwa Wabantu news, nothing is off-limits with Zodwa. She announced on social media that she was selling onions. 

Zodwa Wabantu's Business | Source: Instagram

This doesn't come as a surprise as she's previously started a poultry business during the coronavirus lockdown.  

She also invested in the funeral service industry as she registered a mortuary business, The Zodwa Wabantu Undertakers Mortuary. Yes, that’s right! She’s now an undertaker!

Like many celebrities, Zodwa Wabantu has her own reality TV show named Zodwa Wabantu: UnCensored. The show documents her love life, dance career and the drama that surrounds her life. It returned for season three in 2021.

Zodwa Wabantu's 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 on 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 did a few body transformation procedures with the aim of firming up her body to look good on stage. She understands that she’s got to have limits and 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!

Zodwa Wabantu's 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

Zodwa Wabantu's House 

Zodwa Wabantu's House | Source: Zalebs

Zodwa Wabantu's House | Source: Zalebs

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! 

Zodwa Wabatu's 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 

Zodwa Wabantu's Facebook: Zodwa Wabantu

Q&A

How old is Zodwa?

Born on 30 October 1985, Zodwa Wabantu's age is 37.

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.

How much is Zodwa Wabantu worth?

Zodwa Wabantu’s net worth is estimated to be at least R1 million. She earns this through her career as a dancer, brand endorsements and reality television show.