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Somizi Mhlongo Net Worth

What is Somizi Mhlongo net worth

Somizi Buyani Mhlongo  is a South African television personality, radio personality, choreographer, dancer, actor and singer. 

Mhlongo became lead choreographer for numerous shows and events, including the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Somizi Mhlongo Profile

Somizi Buyani Mhlongo was born on 23 December 1972, in Soweto, a borough of Johannesburg, to the late South African veteran actress, Mary Twala, and the late actor and comedian, Ndaba Mhlongo. 

With the experience of both his parents, he became exposed to the entertainment industry at a very young age.

Mhlongo’s acting career began when he was 13, appearing on the film Scavengers in 1987.

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After starring and taking part in the choreography of Sarafina!, Mhlongo also appeared in several films including drama film Cry, the Beloved Country (1995).

He ventured into music, which was a critical and commercial failure. He then made a revival with his song Ngibonile (2017) featuring house record producer Heavy K.

With numerous television appearances, Mhlongo became one of the notable and successful personalities in South African industry.

He appeared in various television shows, including Idols South Africa (2015–present), V Entertainment (2018–present), his reality show Living the Dream with Somizi (2016–present)and his reality TV series Dinner At Somizi’s which is in its first season on Mzansi Magic.

He choreographed many prominent events including the opening and closing ceremonies for the huge international football association FIFA for the 2010 hosting in his home country South Africa.

Mhlongo choreographed various award shows and events including Miss South Africa, Metro FM Music Awards, South African Music Awards and the Channel O Music Video Awards.

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He also danced, and was a choreographer for the gospel choir Joyous Celebration.

Starting on 3 April 2017, Mhlongo was one of the co-hosts of Metro FM breakfast show The Fresh Breakfast Show alongside the lead host DJ Fresh and soccer presenter Mpho Letsholonyane.

 On 30 March 2019, it was announced that he would be replaced by Relebogile Mabotja as the station reshuffled.

Mhlongo was then moved to co-host #TheBridge – the show after the set and airing of The Fresh Breakfast Show timeslot.

Somizi Mhlongo Net Worth

Somizi Mhlongo net worth is $5 million, an equivalence of R87 million.

Mhlongo was named the ambassador for the satellite service DStv .

He also  endorsed with the Department of Water and Sanitation .

He also endorsed McDonald’s South Africa in being the face of McCafé Coach Sessions.

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  • Miss South Africa
  • Metro FM awards
  • Afcon 2013 Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • South African Music Award (SAMAs)
  • Fifa World Cup 2010 Opening and Closing Ceremonies

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