Bongani Mohasana, popularly known by his stage name- Murdah Bongz is a musician, a music producer, and one-half of the popular Black Motion duo.
As a member of Black Motion, Murdah Bongz has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the industry, perform in some of the biggest stages across the globe and win some impressive awards.
Murdah Bongz has also accumulated some impressive wealth from his work as a talented artist. Here is a look at Murdah Bongz’s net worth, his career and his family life that is equally thriving.
What is Murdah Bongz's net worth?
It’s quite difficult to provide an exact value for Murdah Bongz’s net worth given that different sources provide different values.
We however estimate that Murdah Bongz’s net worth lies between $1- $5 million based on the various values provided online.
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Murdah Bongz career in Black Motion
Murdah Bongz’s net worth has been majorly built from his work in the music industry. His genesis in the world of music began at a young age before he even became a teenager.
He would reportedly perform at school events and local shows in his hometown. He also joined his church choir where he was able to nurture his mastery of musical instruments and grow his skills as a music composer and vocalist.
In the late 2000s, Murdah met Thabo Mabogwane, aka Smol, who is also a talented musician. The two quickly became friends and in 2009, they formed Black Motion. They joined Famous Entertainment and released their first single Banane Mavoko featuring Jah Rich which was an instant hit.
In 2011, Black Motion released their debut album Talking To The Drums, which was a massive hit and helped them secure international recognition. They followed it up with the release of their second album Aquarian Drum in 2012.
The duo released their third album in 2014 titled Fortune Teller, which was also well-received. It helped Black Motion win a Best Dance Award at the 2016 South African Award and it was certified Platinum by RISA (the Recording Industry of South Africa.)
In 2016, they were signed by Sony and they went on to release three more albums including Ya Badimo in 2016, Moya Wa Taola in 2018, and their latest album The Healers: The Last Chapter in 2020. They also have a good number of successful singles to their name.
Over the course of their career, Black Motion has worked with other big names in the industry including Prince Kaybee, Shimza, Ami Faku, Djeff, Brenden Praise, and Sho Majodzi, just to name a few.
They have won several prestigious awards including the Dance Music Awards and the South Africa Music Awards (SAMAs).
Did Murdah Bongz leave Black Motion?
In April 2022, speculations emerged that Black Motion had split and that the individual artists who made up the duo would be working on individual projects going forward.
Through their label Spirit Motion, the duo released a statement refuting claims that they had split. They explained that the only changes that had happened was that Murdah Bongz had changed his name to MÖRDA and would be launching a deejaying career while Thabo Smol would be launching his business.
Despite the solo projects, the duo assured their fans that Black Motion would remain intact and they would continue working together.
Murdah Bongz family
Since June 2020, Murdah Bongz has been in a relationship with one of Africa’s top female DJs- Zinhle and the two have been serving some serious relationship goals.
DJ Zinhle and Murdah Bongz welcomed their daughter together- Asante Mohosane in September 2021 and they also have an older daughter- Kairo who was born to Zinhle and AKA.