Meet Somizi Mhlongo's Daughter

She makes Somgaga so proud

By  | May 10, 2022, 11:19 AM  | Bahumi Mhlongo  | Relationships

Somizi Mhlongo

Considered the best choreographer in South Africa, Somizi Mhlongo is an A-lister in Mzansi’s showbiz and it’s not hard to see why. He dabbles as a flawlessly talented actor, author, television host, and reality star.

Somizi who identifies as gay has been dominating the headlines for his relationship sagas lately and we must say that the man is a natural-born entertainer.

Aside from his successful career and colourful relationships, there is one thing that Somizi enjoys and it is being a father. 

This article looks at everything there is to know about Somizi Mhlongo’s daughter who is taking after her father’s steps and is taking the entertainment industry by storm.

Who is Somizi Mhlongo’s daughter and what does she do?


Somizi Mhlongo's daughter, source: Instagram


Somizi Mhlongo’s daughter is a lovely 27-year-old girl called Bahumi Madisakwane Mhlongo. Bahumi was born in February 1995 from Somizi’s former relationship.

The beautiful Bahumi who recently graduated from the prestigious AFDA with a degree in film production and directing is following in her parents' footsteps and has already established a name for herself as an actress. She has credits in the popular telenovela Keeping Score and BET Africa’s Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story.

Besides her acting career, Bahumi who is passionate about impacting the lives of the people in her community is in charge of the Youth MCing Department at the Rhema Bible Church and she participates in a school outreach program that aims at helping underprivileged children.

The mother of Somizi Mhlongo’s daughter


Palesa Madisakwane, Somizi's baby mama, source: IG


Somizi Mhlongo’s baby mama is Palesa Madisakwane. Palesa is a talented actress known for her roles in soap operas such as Isibaya, Generations and Ashes to Ashes. In 2010, Palesa switched lanes from acting to TV host and news anchor.

Palesa and Somizi were in a relationship in 1995 which ended after Somizi publicly came out as gay. Their relationship ended when Palesa, who was only 20 years old, was already pregnant with Bahumi.

Palesa Madisakwane later got married to Jakes Mocuminyane and together she had two more children Thuto and Khumo Mocuminyane. Unfortunately, their relationship ended in divorce in 2014.

Somizi and Palesa have maintained a close relationship over the years despite parting ways as a couple and they continue to co-parent their daughter together.

Is Somizi Mhlongo close to his daughter?


Somizi and his daughter, source: Instagram


Yes. Somizi Mhlongo and his daughter have a very close and fun relationship. Although Bahumi was mainly raised by her mother, Somizi was a present father.

In 2021, Somgaga surprised his daughter when he gifted her with one of his priciest wigs which he had worn on several occasions on SA Idols.

Somizi is clearly proud of his daughter and often gushes on her, applauding her acting skills and celebrating her big and small achievements. When Bahumi graduated, Somzi was over the moon celebrating his daughter as the first person in his family to graduate from college. 

What condition does Somizi Mhlongo’s daughter have?


Somizi’s daughter Bahumi was born with a condition called lymphedema on one leg. Lymphedema is a medical condition that usually causes swelling of the affected part, in Bahumi’s case, it causes her leg to swell.



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