Somizi Mhlongo: 5 things you need to know about Idols SA’s ‘Judge’


Aside for being one of the judge of South Africa’s biggest reality competition Idols SA and having his reality show on Mzansi Magic called “Living The Dream With Somizi” – what else do you know about Somizi Mhlongo?

1. Somizi Mhlongo was born on the 23 December 1972 in Soweto, Gauteng and he is the son of veteran actress Mary Twala and the late actor Ndaba Mhlongo.

2. Somizi has been in the entertainment business for almost 30 years.

3. Somizi’s career began when he was 13 years old – he joined the broadway musical Sarafina! and travelled the world for 5 years with the production.

4. He was the lead choreographer for Miss South Africa from 1998-2008 and then again in 2015.

5. Somizi had a daughter called Lehlohonolo Bahumi with former lover Palesa Madisekwane.