Daliwonga (born June 4, 1994; Age: 28 years old) is a fast-rising South African singer and songwriter who rose to stardom in the year 2019 through his collaboration with Amapiano big names such as DJ Maphorisa, Kabez, and others.
Since the singer broke into mainstream success, he has risen to an enviable height on the industry ladder. Daliwonga has tons of hit tracks under his name and has also performed in many cities both within and outside South Africa.
Daliwonga is 28 Years Old
South African singer and songwriter Daliwonga was welcomed into the world on the 4th of June 1994 in Soweto, precisely in a town called Diepkloof. He is 28 years old.
The Amapiano star was raised on Diepkloof by his parents alongside his twin brother Dalindyebo. It’s not clear if he has other siblings. Not much is known about his childhood except the fact that he developed a keen interest in music as a young boy.
He attended Fons Luminis Secondary School after his elementary studies. It’s not known if he went to college after his matric. Daliwonga became serious with music after secondary school, and today his efforts have paid off in no small measure.
The Amapiano singer’s stage name, Daliwonga, doubles as his real name. He was originally born Daliwonga Matiwane. Daliwonga is a South African name that means Maker of Majesty.
The Singer’s Twin is a Musician Too
Ever since Daliwonga was thrust into the public eye, his private life has been under scrutiny, and details about his family and love life have been the subject of interest. In 2020, the long-standing rumor that Daliwonga has a twin brother was confirmed when both of them appeared in famous YouTuber Hlengiwe Dongo’s video.
The picture of the brothers together was first seen on Dalindyebo’s Instagram page in November 2019. Although Daliwonga was not popular then, many interpreted the caption of Dalindyebo’s picture to mean that they are twins.
Their appearance on Hlengiwe Dongo’s YouTube video eventually confirmed that they came into the world together. It appears the brothers live very separate lives. Daliwomga loves the spotlight and is the most famous, while his twin brother seems not to be a fan of the camera.
However, Dalindyebo has a professional music credit to his name. He collaborated with the likes of DJ Stoks, Zulu Mafia, and Hlaks on the Amapiano hit Uyawisha in December 2021. The siblings are yet to collaborate on a musical project, something their fans are hoping to see in the nearest future.
Daliwonga First Made His Mark on the Hit “Friends With Benefits” By Luu Nineleven
Daliwonga became a professional singer at the age of 25. He started out by collaborating with DJ Lulu Nineleven on his “Friends with Benefits” in 2019. Like Daliwonga, the DJ hails from Diepkloof, Soweto, and is a prominent person in the circle of amapiano hitmakers.
He gained notoriety later that year following a major collaboration with Amapiano big shots DJ Maphorisa, Sha Sha, King Monada, Tyler ICU, Kabza De Small, and Abo Mvelo. Since then, he has continued to write and make beautiful music.
Not only that, but he has also featured on countless amapiano hits with his velvety vocals and infectious melodies. His talent has taken him to many African cities, where he entertained thousands of audiences.
The Soweto Singer Has Over 30 Songs and Many Collaborative Tracks to His Name
Daliwonga Matiwane has released two albums and several songs since he debuted. He released both albums, Uyang’ Testa and Chameleon, in the month of April and November 2020, respectively.
Uyang’ Testa came with eight solid tracks with collaborations with TylerICU, Kind Monada, Aymos, and Buckz. DJ Maphorisa, Mdu aka TRP & Bongza, Kabez the small, Zimbabwean singer Sha Sha, Focalistic, Madumane, Mkeyz, and Bontley Smith also contributed to the release of Chameleon through their melodic voices.
Matiwane has worked previously with almost every artist he collaborated with in his Chameleon album. He is almost inseparable from Mdu aka TRP & Bongza and they recently collaborated on the song “Woodblock.”
Tracklist of Daliwonga’s Chameleon Album
- Gumba Fire (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small & Mkeys)
- Menemene (feat. Focalistic)
- Chameleon (feat. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa)
- Jabula (feat. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa & Mkeys)
- Phata Phata
- Vur Vai
- Bamb’inja (feat. Mdu aka TRP & Bongza)
- Crash Into Me (feat. Sha Sha)
- Tell Me
- Hamba’nawe (feat. Bontle Smith)
Tracklist of Daliwonga Uyang’testa EP
- Tester (feat. King Monada)
- Moya (feat. Aymos)
- Sarafina (feat. Buckz & TylerICU)
Some of the singer’s popular songs are:
- My Boo
- Abo Mvelo
- Tell Me Ebusuku
- Hamba Nawe
Daliwonga is Currently Signed to Blaqboy Music Record Label
Blaqboy record is a music label established by the sensational DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, professionally known as DJ Mpahorisa. Daliwonga does not only release his projects through the label but has also linked up with music artists from South Africa and other countries as a signee.
Other notable artists currently signed to the label include Mlindo The Vocalist, Sha Sha, Zinga, Lucasrap, Bontle Smith, Mas Musiq, Mawhoo, and Tyler ICU.
Who is the Daliwonga’s Girlfriend?
Daliwonga has been tight-lipped on his private life for years, and his decision to keep his fans in the dark about his relationship status has made it difficult to tell if he is dating anyone at the moment or not.
However, he’s been to South African sensational DJ Tarryn. It is rumored that the two have been together for some months. The public, however, got to know about their friendship when Tarryn wished the Tester crooner a “blessed birthday” on his birthday in 2022.
Further information about their relationship is under the radar currently.