Kgolo Mthembu is a 40-year-old South African businessman and the creative director of Kgolo Experiential Marketing Agency. His net worth is estimated at R20 million, and the name of his wife is Annie Ludick.
In addition to being a TV personality and professional copywriter, Mthembu is also a household name in the entertainment industry and nightlife world. He is the owner of the Durban-based nightlife center Views at Twenty 5 Restaurant and Bar. Over the years, “Daguru”, as he is fondly called, has hosted several local and international talents such as Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Cassper, Miguel, and John Legend, just to mention a few.
What is Kgolo Mthembu’s Age?
Kgolo Mthembu is 40 years old. He was born on 8th August 1983 in Johannesburg, Gauteng province. He spent the most part of his life in Johannesburg, where he also received his elementary and high school education.
The businessman attended Athlone Boys’ High School, a public English medium high school situated in Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg. He studied Copywriting at the Vega School of Brand Leadership.
He graduated in 2003 and subsequently worked for notable advertising agencies such as Lowe Bull and TBWA Hunt Lascaris. He achieved great accolades, including a Loerie award (2005), while working for these brands.
There is no available information about Daguru’s family background, as well as the identities of his parents and relatives.
He is a Serial Entrepreneur and Copywriter
Kgolo Mthembu is an accomplished businessman, club owner, creative director at Kgolo Experiential Marketing Agency, club promoter, the owner of Kgolo projects, and a trained copywriter.
Since August 1995, Mthembu has been the driving force behind the Kgolo Projects. Through his experiential events agency, Kgolo Daguru Experiential, he has used his creative talents and advertising knowledge to produce top-notch events and activations.
As a club owner and promoter, he is credited with transforming the Durban Club Scene with his innovative ideas. He has hosted various local and international artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Cassper, Miguel, and John Legend.
He has also sold his craft at many prestigious events, like the Annual Ukhozi FM Music Festival, SABC Amstel Class Act, and MTN Ayoba Launch. Mthembu’s company, Kgolo Daguru Experiential, is a 100% black-owned communications company with a successful track record in developing, organizing, and producing successful activations for the black middle class.
The brand focuses on providing prolonged experiential branding services to its clients. Mthembu’s accomplishments in the industry have been recognized with many awards in recent years.
Some of his achievements include
- Best Brand Ambassador – Brandhouse Regional Sales Manager Award
- Spring Leap 2015 Trends named him as one of the Influential people in Durban
- Loerie Award 2005
- CNN Interview, Topic: Young SA Creative 2006
- SAMA AWARDS 2016 Judge
- Metro FM Gig Guide Anchor: 2004 – 2006
Kgolo Mthembu’s Net Worth
Kgolo Mthembu’s net worth is estimated at R20 million. He amassed his wealth through various endeavors in both the business and entertainment worlds. His known sources of income include
- Nightlife center, View at Twenty5
- Club promoting
- Kgolo Daguru Experiential
- Kgolo Projects
Is Kgolo Mthembu a Mayor?
Kgolo Mthembu is not a mayor. He is a successful businessman, trained copywriter, and club owner/promoter. He’s currently not into active politics and is not affiliated with any political party.
Is Annie Ludick Kgolo Mthembu’s First Wife?
Annie Ludick is Kgolo Mthembu’s first wife. The two got married on April 26th, 2001, at the luxurious La Paris Estate in the Cape Winelands. The grand ceremony was attended by their family members and close friends.
Kgolo’s wife, whose full name is Annie-Toni Ludick, was born in 1993 in South Africa. She attended Peterborough Regional College and studied Performing Arts and Dance in college. She can fluently speak English and Afrikaans as well.
Annie is a successful businesswoman, dancer, and reality TV star who appeared on the first and second seasons of the Showmax program, the Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD).
She also has a promotions company and an aesthetic salon called Anesthetic Beauty Studio. Established in 2019 and Located in the upmarket suburb of Morningside Durban, the beauty line stands as South Africa’s Only Pink Luxury Salon.
Mrs. Mthembu currently serves as the Managing Director of a Durban-based 360 Marketing, Branding, and Event Management Agency called WeDo Marketing. She joined the firm in 2021.
Annie Ludick is a senior partner at Kgolo Daguru Experiential and also runs an agency with her sister.
She was Kgolo’s Former Personal Assistant
Annie and Mthembu’s paths first crossed while she was a dancer. At the time, the latter was her dance agency’s promoter. Impressed with her conduct, hard work, and work ethic, the businessman asked her to become his personal assistant, which she accepted.
The two became close after Kgolo helped Annie overcome certain challenges in her personal life, including renting an apartment for her so she could fully focus on her job.
Ludick confided in Mthembu about her horrible failed five-year-relationship, which impacted her work as his PA then. So, in order to help her not to depend on her ex, Kgolo offered to pay for an apartment in her name.
One thing led to another, and their friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship that finally led to marriage. Although Ludick was apprehensive about dating him at first, she finally gave love a chance.
Kgolo, who is 11 years older than his wife, is not just her husband but also her business mentor and someone whose spirituality has positively affected their marriage.
The Mthembus are Blessed With 3 Kids
Kgolo and Annie Mthembu have given birth to three children. They have a twin boy and girl named TeeTee and AyAyron Mthembu, as well as an older daughter whose identity is not public knowledge.
Kgolo Mthembu Cheating Rumors
Kgolo Mthembu was accused of cheating on his wife, Annie Ludick, in mid-May 2023. The rumor broke out after Instagram gossip blog Maphepha Ndaba posted a screenshot from an anonymous sender who claimed to have seen Kgolo with South African fitness enthusiast Shable Mpisane at the Capital Hotel in Durban.
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Both Mpisane and Kgolo later rubbished the viral report, insisting that nothing serious was going on between them. Before the cheating rumor, Annie had earlier bragged that her marriage was intact and that there was no infidelity issue between her and her man.
She addressed the issue on an episode of the Real Housewives of Durban following unfounded reports that Khgolo had fathered a child with another woman.