Owami Mafokate is a South African disk jockey, dancer, singer, and influencer. She is also the daughter of the legendary kwaito music singer Arthur Mafokate and Queen Iyaya.
Being parented by music icons rubbed off on Owami as she developed a passion for the arts while she was a teenager. Today, she is currently building a name for herself in the entertainment world, much to the delight of her parents, especially her father, who still supports her.
How Old Is Owami Mafokate?
Owami Mofokate was born on September 20, 2001, making her 21 years old. Her birthdays are usually special events, not just for her but for her father, Arthur Mafokate.
From a very young age, Owami had an interest in being in the entertainment industry. As early as the age of four, she was already appearing in commercials with her father. However, this did not stop her from getting a formal education. She attended Beaulieu College.
As a student, she enjoyed the busy design and engineering graphics more than other subjects. In 2019, she successfully matriculated and passed her final exams with flying colors. She has proven that she is a full definition of beauty and brains.
Who Are Owami Mafokate’s Parents?
Owami Mafokate is the daughter of the renowned Kwaito music artists Arthur Mafokate and Queen Iyaya. Her mother was signed to her father’s record label, 999 Records, but their relationship strained after her birth.
Meet Her Father – Arthur Mafokate
Arthur Mafokate is the legendary kwaito music artist and producer, and though he no longer releases new albums, there used to be a time in history when the spotlight was on him. In the 1990s, he reigned supreme as one of the best and well known Kwaito artists. He is best known for his hit song “Kaffir” which he released in 1995, not long after the South African apartheid government was ended.
He has since retired from releasing new songs and music albums and is now focused on doing business and raising his children. He currently manages his music label – 999 Records. Surprisingly, Arthur Mafokate has never been married. Most of his children were born out of affairs with women he has worked with in the past.
And unfortunately, he is not someone who has a good record with women, including his baby mamas. However, his relationship with his baby mamas has not stopped him from loving and supporting his children. Arthur Mafokate has a strong bond with all his kids and does his best to have some impact on their lives.
Meet Owami’s Mother – Queen Seseko
Owami’s mother, Queen Seseko (formerly known as Queen Iyaya), is also a prominent Kwaito artist who had her time in the limelight around the 1990s. She used to be the lead vocalist of Abashante, a popular Kwaito band, and her band was signed under Arthur’s music label, 999 Records.
Before long, she and Arthur got emotionally interested in each other and started dating. The love birds never got married, and their relationship has long ended, but it left them with the beautiful Owami.
Her Parents Ended Their Relationship When Owami Was Barely One Year Old
The relationship between Owami’s parents ended in 2003 when she was just about a year old. The exact reason behind their breakup is not available to the public, but according to reports, it wasn’t a pleasant experience for both parties.
They were engaged in a custody battle over Owami – a battle won by Arthur Mafokate. They have both gone their separate ways, and while Arthur continued with his music career, Iyaya changed her name to Queen Sesoko and switched to Gospel music. However, things were never the same for her as nothing was heard from her for years.
In 2017, she resurfaced and had an interview with Move magazine where she told all that happened between herself and Arthur Mafokate. She added that she has amended things with the father of her child and was grateful to him for not allowing anyone to replace her in Owami’s life.
Owami Has A Great Relationship With Her Father
Owami Mafokate was raised by her father, and the two share a very strong bond. Details of her relationship with her mother are not available. However, considering her statement in a 2017 interview with Move magazine, Queen Seseko also has a great relationship with her daughter.
On her 18th birthday, her father gifted her a mini Cooper worth R400k. She was so grateful and took to IG to show her gratitude to him. Her father is always very proud of her and does not fail to share pictures of her on social media.
Owami is A DeeJay, Dancer, and Influencer
Being the daughter of musicians did not make Owami feel pressured about going into music; however, music was a passion for her. So instead of pressure, her parents’ career became a source of inspiration for her as she found her feet in the industry.
Besides her parents, it may seem that she drew the most inspiration from her elder brother, Arthur Mofokate Jr., who is also a DJ. He became her guide when she decided to tow the same path – as a DJ – as early as the age of 13.
Seeing that she was so passionate about it, she learned so fast and in no time launched her deejaying career. As she grew older, she diversified into other career niches such as singing, dancing, and influencing. She has over 461k followers on Instagram and has endorsed several brands, including Ade Nails.
Owami Mafokate Songs
Owami Mafokate dropped her debut album titled ‘Ready’ on her 20th birthday – in September 2021. Before the release, an excited Owami announced the project to fans on her IG handle as she pointed out that it was a special moment for her and her career. She said it was more special because September was also her birth month as she turned 20.
In 2021, Owami won the Best Amapiano Female DJ act award, an experience that she would not forget so soon. In fact, she was so surprised when she realized she had won the award because, according to her, she did not exactly care whether or not she won the award. For her, being nominated alone showed her that her work was being noticed. However, winning was exciting.
Through all her career endeavors, Owami is believed to have an estimated net worth of $50,000, and as she continues to push forward, DJ Owami Mafokate hopes that one day, she will own her record label and empire.
She Keeps Her Relationship Life Away From The Public
Considering her beauty, you would expect that so many men would be lurking around Owami Mafokate for a relationship. Unfortunately, Owami is not the type of lady who speaks about her love life in public. She has decided to keep her relationship and private life away from the public.
However, there are reports that she is in a relationship with someone, but his identity has not been revealed to the public. Although she keeps her relationship away from the public, she looks forward to a day when she will build her family with someone she loves.
Who Are Owami Mafokate’s Siblings?
Owami Mafokate is not the only child of her father. Although she does not have any direct siblings from both parents, she has four half-siblings from her father. Her older brother, Arthur Mafokate’s first child, is Arthur Mafokate Jr., a disk jockey and music artist.
He was born on October 20, 1993, and the name of his mother is unknown. However, she played a major role in his upbringing. Arthur currently has a daughter, which makes Owami an Aunty. Owami also has a younger sister named Kellelo, born on September 23, 2004, and she has also ventured into Deejaying like her elder siblings.
Her youngest sibling is named Onalenna, and she was born on December 12, 2012. Although Arthur does not have the best relationship in the past, he has done a great job raising his children. Owami Mafokate has a fantastic relationship with all her half-siblings.