Kamo Mphela is a fascinating individual who broke the barriers that have always made it hard for dancers to gain fame when she was a teenager. Currently 22 years old, she started out as a dancer in 2018 before trying her other talent as a singer the following year. The career life of Kamo has been in the spotlight, especially because of how she has navigated her way thus far. In the same manner, her personal life has also attracted attention following the rumors that she was dating musical artist, Focalistic.
Profile Summary of Kamo Mphela
- Full Name: Kamogelo Mphela
- Date of Birth: 29 November 1999
- Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa
- Age: 22 Years Old
- Career: Dancer and Musician
- Boyfriend: Unknown
Now Getting It At 22, Kamo Mphela Has Always Wanted To Be A Performer
It was in the late 2010s that Kamo Mphela got the attention she has always worked hard for, but it has been a long way coming for her. She has always had an interest in performing since she was a little child, thanks to the influence of her father who worked at YFM.
She followed her father to various events and soon became interested in dancing at a very young age. Kamo would jump on any available stage and start dating without any worries as it was something that came naturally for her. If she watched a movie once or twice, she would be able to replicate it even at that young age.
Mphela came to build herself as a dancer who could dance almost everywhere, including the stage and streets, but she stated that she doesn’t enjoy dancing in the studio even though that is something many people expect her to love.
Social Media Helped Her Rapid Rise To Fame At The Age Of 19
— Kamogelo Mphela 🎭 (@Kamo_mphelaxx) October 15, 2019
It did not take Kamo Mphela a very long time after she got into the dancing business professionally before getting noticed and subsequently, she was able to build for herself an impressive fan base. She jumped on the familiar path for millennials when she started sharing her dancing videos on Instagram and in no time, she was noticed by fans who started following her.
Thanks to this, she became a known dancer in South Africa at the young age of 19. Before this time, she had already started getting the attention of the country through various live performances, but it was Instagram that ballooned her into what many would consider being instant fame.
In 2019, she shared another video of herself dancing on the streets of Soweto where she obstructed the traffic. The clip sent her on a viral path with many praising her for her confidence and talent. Fans expressed displeasure at the video which was viewed over 320,000 times on Twitter because it was only 9 seconds long; they wanted more of it.
She was instrumental in the promotion of Jobe London’s Sukendleleni on social media with her dance steps. Fans were left disappointed for a second time when the music video was released and the dancer was not featured. She later revealed that when it was time for the music video to be shot, she was caught up in Cape Town but gave the green light for the video to be shot without her. She made it known that the shooting of the video was postponed once before and she didn’t want that to happen again.
She gained fame dancing to amapiano music but she has since added other genres to her resume, including pantsula, Gqom, and kwaito.
The Dancer Made An Attempt At Becoming An Actress
Kamo Mphela’s burning flair for performance was not initially limited to dancing; she also had an interest in performing as an actress and as a goal-getter, she decided to give it a shot when she got a spot in Isibaya as an extra, as well as a few other shows.
The dancer did not keep pursuing the interest to become an actress after she came to the realization early enough that she was not cut out for the art. She decided to continue with dancing, something that has been a part of her since she was 4 years old when she started entertaining her father with her dance moves while she was growing up in Mndeni, Soweto.
Her decision to return and concentrate on being a dancer has worked out well for her as she is now considered the Queen of Amapiano music. She has since made it known that her dream is not to be referred to as the Queen of Amapiano because that would only put her in a box; she wants to be seen as the Queen of Dance.
Kamo Mphela Started Her Music Career At The Age Of 20
Having mostly conquered the dancing arena, Kamo Mphela decided to expand her tentacles of creativity in the music business as a singer even though in 2019, it was announced that she was attending classes at the Boston Media House where she was in her first year in media studies.
She announced in 2019 that she has joined Major League DJz as a musician. She has since featured in a number of songs, including MFR Souls’s Amanikiniki for which she was praised for all the promotions she gave on social media. Under Major League DJz, she got to release her first EP, Twentee, and a few other singles.
The multitalented South African star released her second EP, Nkulunkulu in 2021. The EP had songs such as Nkulunkulu which in two weeks amassed close to 1.5 million views on YouTube. Other songs include Percy Tau and Mamazala in which she featured Vigro Deep. She is enjoying generous airplay so far with the song.
Her musical skills thus far have got South Africans believing that the successes she has recorded as a dancer will also be replicated as a musician. Currently 22 years old, she has already worked with some international acts, including Nigeria’s Niniola and Falz.
Kamo Mphela’s Discography
- Twentee (2019) – EP
- Nkulunkulu (2021)- EP
There Were Rumors That Focalistic Was Her Boyfriend
Kamo Mphela has worked with many stars in South Africa, including the musician Focalistic. The duo has worked together more than once and beyond this, they have kept a closeness that ignited the rumors that they were dating.
More than the rumors, many had hoped that the two were either dating or considering it because they looked cute together. Unfortunately, it turned out that there was actually nothing going on for them. The choreographer confirmed that she and the rapper were only close friends and not lovers. She described their relationship as more of the brother-sister kind.
While she might be a public figure, she has continued to keep her love life away from the prying eyes of the public. Hence, there is no available information regarding those she has dated in the past and whether or not she is in any relationship at the moment.