Lasizwe’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. He is a 25-year-old South African media personality, YouTuber, and actor born on July 19, 1998.
Since breaking into the public as an entertainer, Lasizwe has become renowned for his sense of humor, exquisite dress sense, assertiveness, outspokenness, and adaptability. He is currently among the highest-paid content producers in South Africa on YouTube and other social media sites.
How Old Is Lasizwe Hails and Where Is He From?
Lasizwe is 25 years old and was originally born Thulasizwe Siphiwe Dambuza on 19th July 1998 in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
He is the youngest child of Lindiwe Dambuza and Menzi Mcunu and the brother of Zonke Nkabinde, a sales account manager and an area channel executive at Cell C. She previously worked as Senior Key Account Manager at Liquid Telecom.
Lasizwe is also related to the South African actress, musician, television presenter, and socialite Khanyi Mbau. The two are half-siblings; they share the same father and have different mothers.
Among his two sisters, he is very close to Zonke as she played crucial roles alongside their mother in his upbringing. In fact, she was the one who first discovered that Lasizwe is gay, and so she did her best to protect him from people who might end up hurting him.
Lasizwe’s Father Was Absent In His Life While Growing Up
The YouTuber’s father, who also fathered many other kids with different women, was absent in his life as a young boy. He was never part of his life as he never maintained one relationship, leading to his mother singlehandedly raising him in Soweto with the help of his elder sister Zonke.
Lasizwe’s father was never married to his mother. The two were dating when Lindiwe fell pregnant with his child. Mcunu passed away on September 20th, 2020, and he was laid to rest five days later.
Prior to his death, the YouTuber reconnected and had some memorable moments with him after eventually bonding for years.
Lasizwe’s Mother Died in 2016
Sadly, his mother, who was a nurse and former staff at Lesedi private hospital, died in the year 2016. Lindiwe may have passed away years ago, but her son hasn’t still recovered from her passing. He sometimes wishes she is still alive to see the man he has become and also celebrate his career successes.
Lasizwe’s mother was instrumental in his journey to greatness as an entertainer. She started taking him to auditions for TV roles in his primary school.
At a point, she continued taking him around the city for auditions due to financial constraints, and so she encouraged him to start taking part in competitions that give away audio-visual equipment or phones.
Dumbuza started creating his first batch of social media content with the phone he won in a radio competition. He also learned basic video editing with his mother’s laptop and would usually store the videos on DVD discs.
He was so impressed and excited each time he watched him on the TV screen as a young boy. It was his enthusiasm and yearning to be on the screen that motivated him to become an entertainer.
The lines eventually fell for him in pleasant places, and today he is one of the youngest and highest-earning content creators in South Africa with a jaw-dropping net worth.
She initially didn’t Support Lasizwe after he Came out as a Gay
Though Lasizwe first discovered that he was gay at the age of 15, his mother got to know about his sexuality much later. She was heartbroken at first and refused to accept his sexuality or even speak to him.
Lindiwe disconnected from her son for almost six months. However, she eventually came around to accepting her son’s sexuality. Lasizwe claimed that the absence of a father figure and the fact that he had many women around him as a young boy contributed to his being gay.
He shared that he learned how to pee like a man after watching boys pee in a kid TV program. He was doing it as women do due to the kind of environment he grew up in, one where women flocked around him, and he was more comfortable around them than men.
Lasizwe Dumbuza’s Education
Lasizwe attended a mixed-race primary school in Meredale, south of Johannesburg, called Meredale Primary School. He had his high school studies at Mondeor High School in Mondeor. He didn’t go to college or currently undergoing any academic course.
Lasizwe’s Net Worth: How Rich Is He?
Lasizwe’s net worth is estimated at $1 million or slightly more. He amassed his wealth through several thriving income streams. Here are the major sources of his income.
Lasizwe is a celebrity YouTuber with almost 800 subscribers and over 100 million views on all his videos. He began his career on YouTube, where he uploaded videos of himself imitating Africans and their ways of behavior.
The Soweto-born star was gifted the silver play button by YouTube in April 2019 for achieving the 100,000 subscribers milestone.
He announced on January 2023 that he had decided to pull the plug on his self-titled channel due to personal challenges. The decision was triggered by the fact that he was finding it difficult to create comedic content due to a mental breakdown.
He, however, disclosed that he has challenged himself to create a new channel titled: the Africa Network Channel, where he would be posting new content.
Lasizwe is one of the highest-earning YouTubers from South Africa. He earns millions from his video-sharing platform monthly. He was listed as one of the prominent YouTubers in South Africa under the age of 24.
Lasizwe is also a talented media, TV, and radio personality who has made appearances on several media platforms. He has presented notable programs such as e.tv’s youth show Craz-e World Live, the SABC 1 and Telkom music show, Telkom Monate Vibes, MTV Base Africa’s You Got Got, SABC 3’s The Scoop Africa, VOOV TV’s show VOOVScoopand SABC 1’s The Real Goboza.
Dumbuza was the host of a Comedy Central Roast spin-off show, an outdoor event with Mabala Noise, as well as the South African Film and Television Awards on September 3rd, 2022.
Zonke’s brother presented an award at the 2017 South African Hip Hop Awards, after which he landed a radio presenting gig on TouchHD later that same year.
Lasizwe’s first acting role was as an extra in the popular soap opera, Generations. He appeared in the Netflix movie Seriously Single in 2020 and later on the e.tv television series Durban Gen in 2022.
He equally made a cameo appearance on the African Netflix series Savage Beauty. The overall earnings he has made from acting so far are not public knowledge.
The star has a handful of music features to his name, including Babes Wodumo and Ntando Duma’s music video for the song “Jiva Phez’kombhede”.
Lasizwe has endorsed many brands ad products both online and offline. He was appointed the Teen Marketing Director for Fanta in 2018. He collaborated with Steers in the #NomatriquencyxSteers campaign two years later, becoming the first South African to secure such a deal.
He was featured in a Nando TV commercial. He secured himself a deal to work together with GAME Stores in 2019 after he posted a video on his social media platforms that depicted his famed character “Nomatriquency” undergoing an interview for a position at GAME.
He is one of the highest-paid influencers in the entertainment industry. However, nobody is aware of how much he has made from it.
Did the Celebrity YouTuber Buy a House?
No. Lasizwe hasn’t purchased a home of his own. He did, however, become a buzz of the town in 2018 when people began congratulating him for ‘buying a house’ after he moved to a new flat.
Although he made no mention of having purchased a home in any of his posts, he chose to capitalize on the attention and remain silent about it for the time being.
He finally revealed that he had never purchased a home and that his new apartment was a rental when his sister Khanyi Mbua contacted him to inquire if he had, in fact, done so.
He was subsequently exposed by his sister on social media, which made him avoid speaking to her for months.