Somizi Mhlongo Biography: Fire From Sarafina Still Lit To Date

The juiciest telenovela has nothing on Somizi Mhlongo's biography.

By  | Dec 08, 2021, 04:04 PM  | Somizi Mhlongo  | Top of The

Somizi Mhlongo-South African Celebrity
It is difficult to assume the role that Somizi Mhlongo has played in the South African Entertainment scene.

SomGaga, as the artist is known, is like the best friend you didn't realize you needed.

He has a crazy personality that will make you laugh for days. He is fun-loving, compassionate, and has a crazy personality that will cheer you up.

The celebrated artist has been compared to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, among others.

He's definitely a celebrity! Somizi's life hasn't been idyllic, despite his bright smile.

He is now married, and let's just say it was the wedding of weddings, and one for the record books. Somizi and Mohale tied the knot, and they went all out to make it a memorable occasion. This one made the 'best wedding of the year' list without a doubt.

Dinner At Somizi's

Somizi Mhlongo, a larger-than-life television personality, has been accused of stealing the concept of his hit cookery show Dinner At Somizi's. Because it features the who's who of showbiz, the show, which airs on 1 Magic, has become a Mzansi favorite.

According to a screenshot obtained by Twitter user @Eusebius, a proposal for a similar show was made to Somizi and Themba sometime in 2014. Hastings Moeng allegedly gave a treatment description of the show to the producer of Somizi's current show Legend Manqele on September 2, 2016, and they allegedly adopted his concept to develop the show.

MultiChoice responded by confirming that they are aware of the charges leveled against the show and have contacted Hastings Moeng.

"MultiChoice obtains assurances that all intellectual property rights in relation to the show have been cleared when content is commissioned from producers, as in this case. We contacted Mr. Moeng about a week ago to discuss the situation, and we are awaiting his response "Benedict Maaga, a representative for MultiChoice, told Sowetan.

However, Somizi's reaction has left many people in a state of confusion, unsure of what to believe. Another Twitter user has come forward to say that Somizi copied their idea.

Somizi Is Rich

Many others were envious of Somizi and his husband's post, and let's just say the two know how to rock out in style.

The celebrity couple shared a photo of themselves flying to Zimbali in style on a private plane for their own convenience.

Somizi and Mohale wore similar blue Rich Mnisi sweaters and, of course, carried their Louis Vuitton baggage.

People commented on both Somizi and Mohale's posts, praising the luxurious things in the photo and the couple's good fortune in getting a private plane to transport them out to Durban.

Somizi Arrested

Somizi was heard on Metro FM radio host and colleague Dineo Ranaka's Instagram Live video, alerting them that there will be an announcement and that the lockdown would be extended, in a viral video that went viral on social media. He mentions Fikile Mbalula in the video and alleges that he was briefed by the minister.

Minister Fikile Mbalula, on the other hand, came out to refute Somizi's assertions. He maintained that he had not spoken to Somizi at any point during the lockdown and that he had not informed him of any extensions.

So, how did Somizi learn about the news?

Somizi had to face the consequences of his actions, even though he eventually apologized and the Minister accepted his apology. Mbalula's department of transport declared that it would file a lawsuit against Somizi. Fikile Mbalula will report to the Sandton Police Station to file charges against the celebrity for violating government lockdown restrictions prohibiting the distribution of false information.

Somizi surrendered to the police and was taken into custody, although he was eventually freed on bail pending a court appearance.

Information peddling is not tolerated by the law, and anyone caught on the wrong side of it must face the repercussions.

Somizi Marriage

Somizi and his fiancée Mohale are set to marry in September 2019. According to the City Press, the pair will marry on September 28 in a traditional ceremony. In January 2020, they will tie the knot in a white wedding.

Somizi has kept his wedding plans under wraps, but it is supposed to be the wedding of the year.

So there was the typical wedding, complete with all the flash and glamour the world has to offer. Somizi and Mohale went all out to make their wedding day spectacular, from the setup to the wedding cake.

Nhlanhla Nciza and Rami Chuene were among the celebrities that attended the wedding, and the fashion was impeccable.

Everything was in place for the white wedding, and Somhale had just thrown the most lavish groomsmen party ever. Take a look at what happened on their special day. We're experiencing chest pains from their final big day preparations, and if the groomsmen's party was this pricey, what will the main day be like?

Somizi White Wedding

Fans had been waiting for this moment, and they finally got to see their favorite couple tie the knot. Many people commented after the wedding that #Somhale had definitely lifted the bar when it came to weddings and that theirs was the wedding of the year.

The couple went to great lengths to throw the most lavish wedding South Africa has ever seen. The couple had stringent standards when it came to how they wanted their day to proceed, from the decor to the outfits that the A-list celebrities who attended came dressed in. It was an all-white wedding, and guests were required to wear their best red bottoms.

The lack of social media updates throughout the wedding was due to the couple's request that guests not bring their phones to the event. That may seem unusual, but they were in for a pleasant surprise. Somhale did this because the setting was so lovely and he couldn't leave without shooting photos.

One of the other main reasons for Somizi's decision was to keep their wedding day private until it appeared on Showmax.

As if Mzansi hadn't seen enough, Somizi and Mohale recently revealed that they will marry again in Italy, the place where it all began. Fans were urged to get their Louis Vuitton masks ready, however, the couple has opted to postpone the wedding for the time being owing to the COVID 19 virus epidemic. Even though they are no longer traveling to Italy, they are still looking for a new location.

Somizi Showmax

Somizi had something in store for the supporters in case you missed out on the big day, like us who didn't get an invite. Somizi turned to social media to announce that the most anticipated wedding of the year will air exclusively on Showmax. The TV Special premiered on February 24, 2020, much to the delight of fans, with new episodes running every Monday through March 16, 2020.

The show has become Mzansi's most-watched TV Special thanks to Showmax. According to Showmax, Somizi and Mohale: The Union has surpassed any Hollywood blockbuster program as the show with the most views on its first day on the streaming site.

Somizi Age

Somizi was born on the 23rd of December, 1972. His parents named him Somizi Buyani Mhlongo. He grew up in the Soweto neighborhood of Johannesburg.

The performer did not have a typical childhood. He was bitten by the acting bug at a young age. He received his first acting gig at the age of 13 and hasn't stopped working since.

Somizi Family

Somizi grew up in a family where his parents, Mary Twala and Ndaba Mhlongo, were both prominent actors. Mary has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly 60 years and is now 80 years old. She has been in feature films such as Vaya and Hopeville.

Mary has also appeared on local television shows such as Generations and The Imposter. She has won a SAFTA award for her acting. Mary received the National Order of Ikhamanga in silver, one of South Africa's highest honors, in 2019.
Unfortunately, in 2020, Somizi had to bury his mother, who died on July 4th. Somizi wrote in the article that his mother died peacefully at Parklane Private Hospital about 11 a.m.

Ndaba, Somizi's father, was a comedian, actor, and assistant director. He has appeared in a number of films and plays, including Bad Company and Strike Force. For his choreography work on Sarafina!, Ndaba was nominated for a Tony Award in 1988.

Somizi joined his parents on their theater outings on a regular basis.

"I started school for the first time when I was seven years old. I couldn't bear it without my parents after 6 months since I wanted to join them and didn't like going to school "In 2014, he remarked on eTV's The Close Up.

Archie was Somizi's younger brother. In 1985, he was fatally murdered in a tavern.

Somizi Jobs

Somizi is well-known for his work as a choreographer and performer. In 1987, he made his acting debut in the film Scavengers. When he starred in the highly acclaimed film Sarafina!, he became a part of history. In the 1992 musical, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, and Leleti Khumalo portrayed the key roles.

His mother Mary appeared in the film, while his father Ndaba collaborated on the Broadway adaptation. Cry, the Beloved Country and Black Beulahs are two of Somizi's other films.

Somizi is a well-known dancer and choreographer. Gert Sibande: The Lion of the East, as well as the musical drama How Long? was choreographed by him. Choreographing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was one of the highlights of his career.

He's also worked on high-profile productions like Miss South Africa, the SAMAs, and the Metro FM awards.

Somizi Songs

Somizi is a vocalist in addition to being an actor and choreographer. Ngibonile, a 2017 collaboration with producer and DJ Mkhululi 'Heavy K' Siqula, is one of his most recent songs. Fans were eager to hear the celebrity's new songs, but he insisted on not releasing an album since he was "just having fun" and wanted to make people dance.

Somizi TV

Since beginning his career as a youth, Somizi has made numerous appearances on television. He is most known for his appearances on Idols South Africa. Before being promoted to the judges' bench, he worked as a choreographer in the singing competition. City Ses'la, Dance Your Butt Off, 10 Over 10, Zaziwa, and Zero Tolerance are among Somizi's other TV appearances.

Living the Dream With Somizi, his own reality show is now airing (LTDW). On The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi in 2018, he enabled his colleagues to mock him.

Somizi has also launched his own fitness DVD, Grind With Somizi, in 2017.

Somizi Girlfriends

Somizi is openly gay, yet he admits to being "confused" about his sexuality at one point. His parents never questioned his sexuality and were unquestioning in their acceptance of his way of life.

"My family supported me as I prepared myself for what was to come, not because I was confused or afraid of society, but because I was still learning how to handle some of the complex situations I would face. Your parents believe me, have known about your sexual preferences since the beginning of time, based on your behavior "In an interview with the Sunday World, he stated.

Somizi dated women and had a couple of girlfriends before coming out as gay. Actress Palesa Madisakwane was one of his girlfriends.

Somizi Baby Mamas

Somizi and actress Palesa Madisakwane have a daughter named Bahumi. When the judge from Idols South Africa first encountered Palessa, he mistook him for a bisexual.

"When Bahumi's mother came to me and said 'I am attracted to you', I told her I'm bisexual. I didn't say I am straight, I didn't say no. I told her I have a boyfriend. And she said 'oh okay, if you are bisexual, it means you date both sexes?', and I said yes because at the time I thought I was bisexual," he told Kaya FM. 

He promised Palesa that he would "forever be a father and a daddy to our child" when she found out she was pregnant, but he could no longer stay in the relationship since he realized he is gay, not bisexual. Despite the fact that their relationship had ended, he was looking forward to being a father.

"I wanted to have a child because I felt like that’s part of my purpose on earth," he said on The Close Up.

Somizi Breakups 

Somizi is engaged to Mohale Motaung at the moment. They met in 2017 after both receiving an invitation to a Louis Vuitton and Mot & Chandon event. The champagne launch was limited to only 20 customers. Mohale then wrote him an Instagram direct message, and the rest is history. 

Mohale was also seen at a book signing for Somizi's memoir, Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit, which he was hosting.

During a romantic trip to Paris in 2018, Somizi proposed.

"I did it," says the narrator. With the Eiffel Tower behind us, we were on the 'love lock' bridge. "Obviously, I've seen too many movies," he admitted.

Rumors that Somizi and Mohale had split up spread like wildfire in early 2019. On Instagram, the couple has unfollowed each other. Their lovers' feud was quickly resolved, and the two began posting images of themselves together again.

Somizi Rumours

For many years, Somizi's life has been tabloid fodder. One of the wildest rumors about Somizi is that he wanted to close down Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Bridge to celebrate a lavish Easter wedding. Somizi had reserved four sites for all of the events they would hold in 2018 in honor of their love, according to the Sunday Sun.

"He's already booked the bridge venue because he'll be hosting a large number of guests and will require as much space as possible. Furthermore, he desires for his wedding to be the talk of the town "The publication was informed by a mole.

The rumors were shown to be untrue. Easter passed us by without a wedding insight.

Somizi Controversy 

Somizi's extravagant existence has sparked a lot of debate. He was fined R3,4 million by the taxman for allegedly failing to pay taxes.

"I went to the SARS offices and was arrested. In front of them, I sobbed. I was sobbing uncontrollably... They were planning to steal my vehicle. I informed them that the vehicle was not mine. My residence was forcibly sold by them. I attempted to put a stop to it by thinking of methods to get out of the mess without having to sell my house. It was difficult "Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit was written by Somizi.

Some of his goods, including costly bags, a crocodile skin couch, and more than 80 pairs of designer sunglasses, were reportedly auctioned off by the SA Revenue Service (SARS) in 2018.

Somizi was broke, in debt, and depressed between 2006 and 2009. While he can afford to go to Paris, Milan, and New York for luxury shopping sprees, he was destitute, in debt, and miserable between 2006 and 2009.

"It was quite difficult, and I cried every day. I felt better at night now that the day was done, and I hoped for a better day the next day. But when I awoke and realized I was still there, I'd start crying all over again. I began isolating myself "I wrote in my book," he said.

The demise of his connection with Bonang Matheba, South Africa's media darling, was also a source of concern. Their friendship ended in late 2015, but they reconciled in 2018 and are once again best friends.

Somizi Hairstyles

Somizi is recognized for his dramatic hairstyles and outrageous fashion choices. Over the years, he's had pink, blue, green, orange, and purple hair. Long braids and a massive afro have also been seen on Somizi.

Somizi Cars

The star has owned various high-end vehicles, including an R2 million Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon and an R1.7 million BMW i8. He sold the BMW to help pay off his SARS obligation, according to reports.

Somizi Net Worth 

Somizi's net worth is said to be in the millions of Rands, although no one knows for sure. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the entertainer is worth roughly R74 million ($5 million).

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