10 Things You Didn’t Know About Samthing Soweto

Samthing Soweto is among the few artists in South Africa who does not easily disappoint. His skills cannot be compared to any other musicians. Whenever he is invited for an event to perform, he does it to his best. Even, fans love him. Apart from being a musician, he has wonderful co-writing, composing, and producing skills. Well, in case you do not know, he wrote and produced eight out of eleven songs in the 2011 album titled The Soil.


Here are ten interesting facts you must know about him

  1. The star was born on born 21st of January 1988, he is turning 33 years old today.
  2. His real name is Samkelo Lelethu Mdolombabut known professionally as Samthing Soweto


  1. Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba was born and raised in Protea North, Soweto, a township of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the third of four children, who were all raised by his single mother.
  1. Mdolomba left school in grade 8, as he had problems of dyslexia . In an interview on Metro FM, he stated, “School was really tough for me. It was a nightmare but I went back nonetheless.”


  1. At the age of 15, Mdolomba started using Mandrax, and was also involved in crime-related actions in order to escape difficulties he faced at home. He was sent to a youth custody center for armed robbery where he started making music full-time. This eventually helped him break out of the life of crime and drug addiction.
  2. His first solo project was an independently released EP titled This n that without tempo


  1. He also appeared on several features including the Single Broke People
  2. His awards include:
  •    South African Music Award for Collaboration of the Year (2018).
  • South African Music Awards for Highest Airplay Song of the Year in 2018 as well.
  • Cape Town Fringe Fresh Award.
  • Standard Bank Ovation Award.


  1. His net worth is estimated to being between $500,000 to $2 million
  2. Samthing Soweto is doing quite well for himself at the moment.


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