DBN Gogo (born Mandisa Radebe on 30 May 1993; age: 30 years old) is a South African musician, professional DJ, and music producer famed for the hit single Khuza Gogo.
DBN Gogo launched her professional career as a DJ in 2018 and eventually had her career breakthrough in the year after featuring on Channel O’s Lockdown House Party. Since then, her popularity has continued to rise both in the South African music scene and beyond.
What Is DBN Gogo’s Real Name?
DBN Gogo’s real name is Mandisa Radebe. Her friends nicknamed her DBN Gogo, and she adopted the nickname as her stage name. The self-made queen is the daughter of South African public figures – Mr. Jeff Radebe and Bridgette Radebe.
Jeff is an anti-apartheid activist and elite politician who has served the South African government in various capacities, including as minister in the Presidency and Minister of Energy.
Mrs. Bridgette Radebe is a business mogul and a mining expert who has amassed a fortune through mining and other endeavors. DBN Gogo, indeed, comes from a notable and influential family.
The current chairman of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, is her maternal uncle, while the current President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is also her uncle. Ramaphosa’s wife, Tshepo Motsepe, is Bridgette’s elder sister.
DBN Gogo has two siblings whose names are Vukani and Malaika Radebe. Unlike the DJ, these two keep a low profile on their lives – there is no available information about their personal lives, careers, and current whereabouts.
DJ DBN Gogo was partly raised in South Africa and France. She speaks French fluently as well. There are no records of her elementary and high school studies. However, she is said to have studied law at the university, but the name of the tertiary institution she attended is not public knowledge.
What Is DBN Gogo Age?
Mandisa Radebe is currently 30 years old. She was born on 30 May 1993 in South Africa to Jeff Radebe. Bridgette is reportedly DBN Gogo’s stepmother. Jeff had Mandisa with a woman before he got married to Bridgette.
Upon their marriage, the dining magnet took her as her daughter, and since then, their love and bond have remained unbroken. Most people believe the beautiful DJ looks older than her age, but that has never bothered DBN Gogo, who is also three years older than her rapper boyfriend, Lethabo Sebetso (professionally known as Focalistic).
The South African DJ Launched Her Music Career In 2018
DBN Gogo has always loved music from a young age. She enjoyed dancing, singing, and participating in musical activities as a child. She stayed away from music for several years due to her family status.
However, after building her career to an impressive height, she informed her parents, and they gave her their blessings. She left her comfort zone in 2018 to the music community, and since then, she has never looked back.
Mandisa earned her career breakthrough in 2020 after featuring on Channel O’s Lockdown Party. She is well loved for her unique amapiano hits and House music styles. She, however, does not perform Gqom Igqoum.
Here’s a list of DBN Gogo’s songs
- Shuck n Jive
- Pour [Bonus]
- Bells (Mixed)
- Khuza Gogo
- Dakiwe (Mixed)
- French Kiss
- Break Through
- 6 to 6
- Ithuba Lami
Of all her songs, Khuza Gogo is the sensational hit that earned her massive recognition in South Africa and beyond. Gogo also has a huge following on her social media accounts, where she updates her fans on her musical activities.
The DJ has two albums to her name currently. Her first album, ‘Break Through,’ was a collaborative production with UNLIMITED Soul. However, she worked with Dinho on her second album: Thokoza Café.
DBN Gogo Net Worth
DBN Gogo’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million – $3 million. She makes her money from her music career. In addition to making huge money as a DJ, she is also a music producer who has produced several hit tracks. She makes impressive earnings from featuring at nightclubs, parties, and music concerts.
It is no news that she often travels to several cities in Africa and beyond to sell her craft, making a huge sum of money from these performances. The DJ also embarks on paid music tours, from where she earns substantial income for her performance.
Mandisa also makes money through collaborative projects with other artists. She is known to have collaborated with her boyfriend Focalistic on numerous works and other artists such as Virgo Deep.
DBN Gogo has released several hit tracks which fetched her bank account jaw-dropping figures. She has also graced star-studded events for performances and shows such as Big Brother Mzansi, Channel O’s Lockdown party, and others. The Durban-born star also earns from her newly established record label, Zikode.
The label has since released its first project titled: Bambelela in early 2022. She teamed up with Universal Music Group Africa to launch the record label (she coined the name of her label from her clan names). Her first single under the label (Bambelela) featured amapiano’s leading young crop Pabi Cooper, Felo Le Tee, and Young Stunna.
Jeff’s daughter has grown to become one of the go-to female DJs in South Africa. She is already on the list of top-earning female DJs in the country, and she keeps improving each year.
Although she hasn’t publicly announced the exact amount she charges for gigs, it is easy to tell that people pay her a huge amount for performances. Her monthly income is not known publicly, while her net worth is between $1 million – $3 million.