Samantha Mogwe’s fusion of R&B and Neo-Soul captured the hearts of the Botswana people. Her album and song “Transition” elevated her profile and made the music industry sit up and listen. Due to her success, she got an opportunity to work on radio, worked with brand name artists and toured several countries.
Samantha Mogwe was born on 24 May 1988 in Gaborone, Botswana. She is currently 35 years old. Her father is a Motswana and her mother is Zambian. Samantha Mogwe was raised in a musical family and naturally, picked it up. Alongside that, she did poetry and writing.
Samantha Mogwe’s Schooling
Samantha Mogwe holds a degree in Theology from Baptist Theological College in Randburg and has also attended Trinity College of London where she studied music.
Samantha Mogwe’s Career
Samantha Mogwe might have been exposed to music from a tender age but her first stage performance at the African Dream singing competition only came after her friends convinced her to sign up. She was the first runners-up and since then, Samantha Mogwe has never left the stage.
Samantha went into professional music at the age of 21. Her music is a fusion of RnB and NeoSoul which Samantha says was influenced by the music she listened to growing up.
In 2015, she released her debut album, “Transition”, which she said was influenced by the constant change she experienced at the time she was working on the album. Some of the songs in the album include “The Chase”, “Transition” featuring Zeus, “Dreaming”, and “Loud” which are part of the 13 tracks in the album. In the same year, the songstress won the BOMU Award for the Best Packaged Album.
Some of the countries Samantha Mogwe has performed in include South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, and Sweden. When it comes to artists she’s collaborated with, her repertoire includes Zahara, Kenny Latimore, Hugh Masekela, Mikasa, The Soil and many more.
Away from music, Samantha Mogwe spent three years at Gabz FM where she presented a mid-morning and an evening show and was also involved in voice coaching.
1. Samantha was born to a Motswana father and a Zambian mother.
2. In 2008 she made the top 24 of African Idols as the only contestant from Botswana.
3. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology
4. She has Ailurophobia (a fear of cats)
5. Her favourite singer is Brandy
6. In 2017, Samantha joined Gaborone Toast Masters and spent the entire year with the Club – learning how to speak in public without being afraid and how to articulate herself – she then applied for a radio presenter job at Gabz FM and was shortlisted months later.
7. She has shared the stage with well-known artists such as Zonked, The Soil, Zahara, Joe Thomas, Kenny Latimore, Zahara, Micasa and the late Hugh Masikela, to name a few.
8. She gained popularity in 2003 when she became the second runner-up on My African Dream Junior
9. She has aligned herself with two social enterprises i.e Love Is Art and Sky Girls BW
10. She writes her own music.
Samantha Mogwe’s relationships, husband, children and family
Samantha Mogwe is married. She keeps the identity of her family private thus she’s never posted her husband on social media. She said it’s because he didn’t choose to have a public life and thus doesn’t want to go against his wishes.
The beautiful and talented Samantha Mogwe is a married woman. In April 2014, she exchanged vows with the love of her life in Gaborone bidding farewell to the single life.
Despite getting married in 2014, the identity of Samantha Mogwe’s husband has remained quite a mystery. His face has not been revealed to the world and we only know that his name is Kago Kitlanang.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Samantha Mogwe’s husband, Kago, is a business and financial analyst who works for Standard Chartered Bank.
Explaining why she never posts pictures of her husband on social media, the Want Your Love hitmaker revealed that her husband is a very private person who prefers to stay away from the limelight.
It’s unclear where or when the two met but they’ve been married for eight years now and together they are raising beautiful children.
That said, she is a mum of two children, a son named Kaela Logan Kitlanang who was born on 23 May 2016 and a daughter Towela Tomego Kitlanang who was born on 11 September 2020.
Samantha Mogwe is a mother of two children. Her firstborn is a son called Kaela Logan Kitlanang who was born on 23 May 2016.
On 11 September 2020, Samantha Mogwe and her husband welcomed their second child together- a daughter named Towela Tomego Kitlanang.
The talented vocalist tries to keep her children away from social media and while she recently shared a few photos of her adorable son on his recent birthday, her daughter is yet to be revealed to the world.
Samantha Mogwe was born on 24 May 1988 in Botswana. Her father is a Motswana while her mother is a Zambian living in Botswana.
Not much is known about her upbringing and who her siblings are but in a past interview, she disclosed that has a sister after explaining how her husband and sister had convinced her to apply for a job at Gabz FM, where she currently works. It is also reported that she has a brother called Ezra.
Samantha Mogwe’s House
Samantha Mogwe lives between South Africa and her native Botswana.
Samantha Mogwe’s Net Worth
Samantha Mogwe’s net worth is estimated to be $1-$5 million which she makes from her career as a musician, radio personality and voice coach.
Awards & Recognition
2015: Nominee at the Afrikan Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA)
2015: Best Packaged Album at the BOMU Award
2014: Best Female Artist at Yarano FM
2014: Best Female Artist of the Year at YAMA Award Winner
2004: Won Gabz Karaoke Idols as the Youngest Contestant
2003: Runners-Up at the African Dream Singing Category
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