In Pictures: TV personality Somizi Mhlongo age shocks Mzansi
One can not talk about the South African entertainment industry without implicating Somizi into the equation. We can all agree he is one of Mzansi’s finest. In recent years he has made all sorts of headlines for the wrong reasons, from daring abuse allegations to divorce woes with estranged husband, Mohale.
Born Somizi Mhlongo but best known as Somgaga, he is a celebrated South African personality who has carved his illustrious career with accolades. Of late, he has been keeping his private life under wraps after Mzansi cancelled him in the wake of Mohale allegations.
Just like those before he started acting whilst he was young. At the age of 13-years, Somizi starred in the film Scavengers in 1987. A few years later, in 1992, he made headlines when he starred in the musical and political film Sarafina. He was cast as Fire “Whacko”.
A year later, in 1993, he bagged a gig on Kein Himmel über Afrika and in 1995, he was cast on Cry, the Beloved Country. In 1996 he featured on Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.
He then won big after he secured a gig on the eleventh season of Idols South Africa. However, after decades, the show Somizi was shown the exit door in the backdrop of his abuse scandals.
TV personality Somizi Mhlongo age shocks Mzansi
Despite being on Idols SA, he was also a lead judge alongside Khabonina Qubeka on the SABC1 show Dance Your Butt Off. In 2016 he levelled up when he premiered his reality show Living the Dream with Somizi. The reality show is beamed Mzansi Magic. From there, he also featured on City Ses’la, Ayeye and 10 Over 10.
He also doubles as a radio presenter and has won several gigs on-air, the biggest being his Metro FM gig. Well, we can all agree that Somizi is a jack of all trades and master of all. He made history by hosting the South African Music Awards for three consecutive years (2016, 2017 and 2018).
In 2018 he was Comedy Central roast special. In 2019 Somizi and Mohale got married on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Kibler Park in Johannesburg. Since then, he has been winning big. However, their union went south this year, and they are heading for divorce.
In the mix of things, Mzansi has been wondering how old is Somizi. His youthful looks have got Mzansi talking. Somizi Buyani Mhlongo happens to be the son of South African actress Mary Twala and comedian Ndaba Mhlongo. Somizi was born on 23 December 1972 in Soweto, South African. As of 2021, he is 48-years-old.
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