Retha RSA is a 12 year-old dancer, singer, DJ, and social media influencer born on April 13th, 2011. Retha RSA, whose real name is Rethabile Mokgatla, rose to fame by posting sensational dance videos on social media. The youngster does not have a girlfriend.
How Old Is Retha RSA?
Retha RSA is 12 years old. He was born on April 13th, 2011, in Lesotho. His parents moved to South Africa shortly after his birth, and he currently resides in Soweto.
At his young age, Rethabile is one of the most popular kid influencers in South Africa. He is ranked among Sbahle Mzizi (DJ Junior De Rocka and Ntando Duma‘s daughter) and Kairo Owethu Forbes (DJ Zinhle and AKA‘s daughter).
Retha RSA’s Family
It’s no news that Retha RSA has supportive parents who have rallied behind him in his decision to become a performer at a young age. Though he has not yet disclosed his parents’ occupation, he once shared his father’s name, Ekse, with his Facebook followers. Also, he occasionally shares photos of his parents on his social media handles.
Rethabile has an older brother named Lebo Mokgatla. Just like Retha RSA, he is a dancer and shares videos of himself dancing with his younger brother on IG. He is also an up-and-coming music artist known professionally as Run Jozi. On some occasions, Lebo follows Rethabile to some of his gigs, rocking matching outfits.
Additionally, it’s noteworthy that Retha RSA refers to the late amapiano artist Killer Kau, as his big brother. The two collaborated on many projects, including an Extended Play titled, ‘Tom and Jerry’. Though not siblings, Kau was a mentor to the young star, and they shared a brotherly bond before his tragic demise in August 2021. Retha RSA paid his last respects to his brother with a zest performance at his funeral.
Is Retha RSA Still Going to School?
Yes, Retha RSA is currently completing his basic education. However, he is reportedly homeschooling in order to balance his career with his education. He allegedly dropped out of school in third grade and shared on Facebook a photo with his tutor, who was homeschooling him.
He captioned the post, “If you think I am not in school or I’m not going back “in your mind.” He further added that his education is more important to him than his music and entertainment careers. Nonetheless, in mid-2023, his brother, Lebo shared pictures where he and Retha RSA were wearing the same school uniform. It seems the young dancer is done with homeschooling and has returned to school.
In 2019, Retha RSA Debuted as a Dancer
Retha RSA first attained fame in 2019 when he shared videos of himself dancing to amapiano music on his social media handles. His unique dancing steps made him an absolute phenomenon, and he won the hearts of many South Africans. He subsequently grew his fanbase by participating in various dance challenges, which he also shared online.
He then launched his own challenge – Uyaba Challenge, which landed a feature by Shuga RSA. In recent years, he has continued to impress Mzansi by taking part in the Ketseng Challenge, Hamba haa Hamba Hee Challenge, Woza Baba Challenge, and Roboto Roboto Challenge. He further conducted a dance class on July 30th, 2022, in partnership with PGYD.
Retha RSA’s Songs
After attaining fame through his dance videos, Retha RSA decided to explore his singing talent, and his songs garnered positive reviews. While the 12 year-old has mostly worked with Killer Kau, he also has collaborated with other prominent artists, including Focalistic and Ntokzik.
He released a 5-track EP with Killer Kau titled, ‘Tom and Jerry’ in June 2020. It featured songs like ‘Uyababa’, ‘May’phela’, and ‘Umdantso’. Furthermore, Retha RSA has had many gigs. In early October 2023, he performed in the Zeerust Kids Festival and previously had performances at the Bahama Family Market Day and Mambisa Icecream Fest.
List of Retha RSA’s Songs
- Uyababa with Killer Kau feat. DJ Stylagang
- Umdantso with Killer Kau
- Asdume with Killer Kau
- May’Phela with Killer Kau
- Ma2k feat. Sje Konka
- Impilo feat. Stev’La & Zete D’Roba
- Kom Dantsong feat. Pencil & Rodger KB
- Ingane feat. Focalistic & Ntokizik
- Saka Nyuka feat. The Lowkeys & Sje Konka
Who is Retha RSA’s Girlfriend?
Retha RSA does not have a girlfriend. He is still young and is focused on balancing his education with his budding career in entertainment. Even though the Lesotho-born is rumored to have a girlfriend, he only has close female friends in the entertainment scene and is not romantically connected to them.