Vee Mampeezy biography: career, education, net worth, relationship, children

Vee Mampeezy
Vee Mampeezy

He’s Botswana’s most loved House-Kwasa sensation. Vee came onto the music scene with his hit Taku Taku. His greatest hits have gained him international recognition.

What was Vee Mampeezy’s life in Hukuntsi like?

Botswana musician Vee Mampeezy spent most of his early life in Hukuntsi and Gaborone, Botswana. Born Odirile Vee Sento, he is popularly known by his stage name Vee Mampeezy. He was born on the 17th of May, 1983 in Hukuntsi village, Kgalagadi District, Botswana. Vee is also called kgosi ya stratla, Mpinche, and king of Kwaito kwasa.


In a 2016 interview with Gaona Live, Vee Mampeezy reminisced about how he became spiritual. He referenced his high school days particularly when he was in forms two and four but did not mention the school he attended.

  • Also known as: Vee Mampeezy
  • Real name: Odirile Vee Sento
  • Occupation: Musician
  • Birthday: 17 May 1983
  • Nationality: Motswana
  • Star sign: Taurus
  • Birth place: Hukuntsi village, Kgalagadi District, Botswana
  • Height: N/A
  • Children: Armani Amen Omatla and Elijah
  • Net Worth: $1 million and $5 million.
Vee Mampeezy
Vee Mampeezy


How did Vee Mampeezy start his music career?

Vee Mampeezy got into the entertainment industry in 2002 when he released his debut album, Lamalanga. At the start of his career, Vee revealed that record labels didn’t want to sign him because they never fancied his music.

Nonetheless, he believed in himself so much that he sold some of his belongings – Timberland shoes, phone and his CD player – in order to raise funds to kick start his music career. Through this, he was able to record his first song.

Vee Mampeezy’s first song, he says, opened doors for him. It even secured him sponsorship from Yarona FM. In 2001, Vee released his very first album Pompa Tswidi. Out of all the Vee Mampeezy old songs and albums, his second Lamalanga, released in 2002, is what catapulted him to fame.

Who has Vee Mampeezy worked with?

In 2016, Vee Mampeezy collaborated with South Africa’s biggest stars for some of his songs. Vee featured Dj Maphorisa and Dj Buckz on the song, Sele.

He also teamed up with popular artists DJ Tira and Naak MusiQ on the song Jaiva, also released in 2016.

Other South African artists he has worked with include – Kuli Chana, the late Sfiso Ncwane, and multi-award-winning Hip-Hop artist Cassper Nyovest.

In 2019, Vee Mampeezy dropped yet another hit, Dumalana. The song featured Zimbabwean artist Dr Tawanda and racked up over two million views on YouTube.

What are the most popular Vee Mampeezy songs? 

Vee Mampeezy, Important was produced by Dr Tawanda. It’s from the Album, Vee Mampeezy.

Vee Mampeezy, Another level features one of South Africa’s best artists, DJ Sumbody.

Vee Mampeezy, No Suffer, is Vee’s 2020 hit song that the people of Botswana cannot get enough of.

Salute – Vee Mampeezy’s New song ft Dj Kuchi, aptly named ‘Salute’, is a song of gratitude to everyone who hustled and stood strong during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Does Vee Mampeezy have any other businesses?

Vee Mampeezy’s biography won’t be complete without mentioning that he is not only a successful musician but also a perceptive businessman.

Although he is signed under Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, he runs his own record label, Black Money Makers. Starting in 2005, Black Money Makers is located in Gaborone. His label has signed musicians like Mentees, Mingo and Exodus.

Beyond that, Vee Mampeezy established his own brand of water bottles, Maveeta, in 2010. He also owns his own line of condoms, Laveeta.

The multi-award-winning artist runs a charity organization, JIL (Jesus is Love) Foundation. He often visits the foundation to mingle with its beneficiaries and donate food.


Is Vee Mampeezy married?

Vee married his long-term partner, Kagiso De Klerk. The lovebirds met in 2003 when Kagiso was taking part in a beauty contest. Vee and Kagiso got married on his birthday in 2014 in a lavish wedding attended by the who’s who of the music industry, President Ian Khama, along with cabinet ministers.

Vee Mampeezy’s wife wore a stunning dress designed by famous fashion designer Gert Johan Coetzee. Kagiso is a former model, Shell brand ambassador, and DJ.

Who are Vee Mampeezy’s children?

Vee and his wife have been blessed with two children, Elijah who was born in 2007 and baby girl Armani Amen Omatla, born in December 2015.


What is the Controversy between Vee and Kagiso?

Vee Mampeezy might have a humble nature but that has not prevented him from being controversial. The celebrated kwaito star and his wife Kagiso Sento started 2021 on the wrong foot.

A heated argument erupted between the two after Kagiso received a phone call from “one of Vee’s fans according to her. Vee did not want to hear any of her explanations and is said to have smashed his wife’s phone. In retaliation, Kagiso allegedly smashed his cars but denied claims that they got physical. Broadhurst Police Station confirmed the incident.

As per Vee’s wife, the dramatic turn of events that took place as the couple ushered in the new year, was the result of her husband’s insecurities about their relationship. Kagiso further said that the incident led to police intervention.

Even so, a criminal case wasn’t opened. Both parties opted to have the matter handled as a family issue.

Why did Kagiso and Vee Mampeezy fight?

Kagiso received a phone call from one of his fans wishing them a happy new year. As soon as she hung up the call Vee accused her of infidelity.

Vee Mampeezy’s wife said that the quarrel got so intense that Vee smashed her phone beyond repair. Although Kagiso denied beating up her husband, she acknowledged that she tried to smash his cars in vengeance.

Is Vee Mampeezy releasing new songs?

In a GaonaLive interview, Vee revealed that his first recorded album was sadly never released. The Botswana star further revealed that this album, made during his Yarona FM sponsorship days, seems to have disappeared.

“Up to now, I don’t know where the album is,” he said.

Another album of his that never saw the light of day was his unreleased music in 2018. Vee lost it as part of a CD at Lobatse during the Maitisong Festival event. He even offered a P10,000 reward to anyone who would find the CD and return it.

Vee Mampeezy
Vee Mampeezy


What cars Does Vee Mampeezy own?

Vee owns some of the most expensive cars in the world. He shared his love for cars with his fans in an Instagram post where he showed off eight of his luxurious cars. He owns a Range Rover, Mercedes Benz, VW, and BMW.

When Vee Mampeezy bought a Porsche and shared his excitement on Instagram, he captioned his post: “I never thought one day I would say “Honey, where are the keys for the Porsche?” JESUS Thank u for another blessing… PORSCHE!!!WOW, I’m humbled.”


Vee Mampeezy’s house is a mansion with a pool and a huge yard from where he often posts photographs of himself chilling. Vee Mampeezy’s lifestyle shows that he enjoys his wealth while at the same time, staying humble and true to his roots.

Net Worth

Is Vee Mampeezy Rich?

In an interview Vee Mampeezy did with GaonaLive, he revealed that he was flat broke after he released his hit song Taku Taku.

With his song having received significant airplay, everyone expected him to be loaded. Things were so bad that Vee says he didn’t even have money for bread.

He bought himself a bicycle he used when he went to gigs. Vee didn’t have any friends, and the only thing that kept him going was his staunch faith that he will make it big one day.

Fast forward to today, Vee has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Vee Mampeezy’s songs have done phenomenally well over the years. In fact, some of Vee Mampeezy’s old songs still receive huge listenership in Botswana.

What is Vee Mampeezy worth?

Vee Mampeezy
Vee Mampeezy

Not only is Odirile Ishmael Sento a veteran in the Botswana entertainment scene but he is also a legend and one of the pioneering acts in the music industry.

Better known by his stage name, Vee Mampeezy, the musician has constantly been dominating the music industry for well over 20 years. Born and raised in the small town of Hukuntsi, the artist has worked hard to build his brand and career over the years, his love and passion for music are evident in his songs and as a result, he sits as one of the highest-paid artists in the country.

Let’s take a look at Vee Mampeezy’s net worth and everything that has contributed to the musician’s healthy fat bank account.

How does Vee Mampeezy Make His Money?

Vee Mampeezy’s net worth has been growing significantly in the period between 2019-2023. His net worth in 2023 was approximately $1 Million – $5 Million.

Musician: As a recording artist, a majority of Vee Mampeezy’s net worth comes from his music. Depending on varying factors such as location, venue, and date, Vee Mampeezy’s price can go up, just as much as it can go down, however, his standard rate per show is P30,000.

In addition to his incredible performances, Vee Mampeezy earns a lot of money from YouTube views on his songs, as well as royalties and licensing fees for all of his music. With over 10 million views on YouTube, Vee Mampeezy’s music video Dumalana became the most viewed music video in Botswana in 2019.

Songwriter and Music Producer: Music is evidently his first love, and in addition to releasing bangers for the masses to enjoy, Vee Mampeezy writes and produces songs for other artists, for a fee of course. He also established Black Money Makers, his own record label

Entrepreneurship: In addition to being a budding musician, Vee Mampeezy is also a good and well-established businessman. In 2010, the artist released his own brand of mineral water and called it ‘The MaVeeta mineral water’, he later rebranded and changed the name to just Maveeta. Additionally, the businessman has his own brand of condoms called Lavitah.

Awards & Recognition

Vee Mampeezy is one of the celebrated artists in Botswana. He is among the top artists along with Charma Gal, Zeus, Mpho Sebina, Han-C, and Samantha Mogwe.

In 2020, Vee Mampeezy was nominated for the AFRIMMA (African Muzik Magazine Award) in the Best Male Artist in Southern Africa category. He received the same nomination in 2015.

In 2019, Vee’s song Dololo won the Best Music Video award at the President’s Day Competitions.

In 2017, he became the first Botswana artist to win a Metro FM One Africa award for his song ‘I Do’.

Social Media

Vee Mampeezy’s Instagram: @VeeMampeezy

Vee Mampeezy’s Twitter: @Vee_Mampeezy

Vee Mampeezy’s Facebook: Vee Mampeezy

Vee Mampeezy’s YouTube: Vee Mampeezy

Q & A

Is Vee Mampeezy married?

Vee married his long-term partner, Kagiso De Klerk on his birthday in 2014. The wedding, an extravagant affair, was attended by the who’s who of the music industry.

How many children does Vee Mampeezy have?

Vee Mampeezy and his wife Kagiso have been blessed with two children – a boy and a girl.

What is vee Mampeezy worth?

To Motswana, Vee is priceless. But, Vee Mampeezy’s net worth has been growing significantly between 2019 & 2020. In 2020, his net worth was somewhere between $1 Million – $5 Million.

Who is the best singer in Botswana?

Vee Mampeezy is one of the celebrated artists in Botswana. He is among the top artists along with Charma Gal, Zeus, Mpho Sebina, Han-C, and Samantha Mogwe.

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