Theo Kgosinkwe (born August 15, 1973) is a 50-year-old South African songwriter, record producer, and singer widely known for his work with South African songstress Nhlanhla Nciza as one-half of the Kwaito music group, Mafikizolo. He is married to Rose Kgosinkwe.
He was married to his long-time lover, Rose Kgosinkwe, but unfortunately, the pair went their separate ways in 2015 after two children together. The reason for their divorce was down to infidelity, as his estranged wife accused him of such, plus the fact that he hardly spent time with his family at the time.
Not So Much Is Known About Theo Kgosinkwe’s Early Life
Theo Kgosinkwe was born on August 15, 1973, and was brought up in Kagiso, Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, Gauteng. He has an attachment to his hometown, as is mostly the case, but the town held many childhood memories for Theo.
Unlike most celebrities, whose life is like an open book, Theo Kgosinkwe is not one to let people into his private affairs, especially since he is yet to disclose details about his childhood, parents, siblings, or even the names of the schools he attended as a child.
However, reports reveal that Theo Kgosinkwe’s love for music can be dated back to his childhood. He is one who has always had the desire and love for music as a child growing up in his family, and it is said that he spent most of the time with the radio in their home. At the time, Theo Kgosinkwe loved listening to songs on the radio while he tried to mimic some of the musicians.
Gradually, he learned a few tricks and tried to practice them, which helped him gain more mastery of these skills. He would join the choir in his local church and participate in singing competitions in the neighborhood.
Who Is Theo Kgosinkwe’s Wife, Rose Kgosinkwe?
As highlighted earlier, one-half of the Mafikizolo duo, Theo Kgosinkwe, was married to a beautiful woman named Rose Kgosinkwe until 2018. That is all that is known about their 15-year union because, as alluded to previously, Theo does not grant interviews or discuss his marriage or the happenings with the media.
There has been no information regarding when or where Theo and Rose Kgosinkwe met and how they got married. However, the pair managed a real estate agency together – Gooliwood Properties – while they were married.
The information available shows that the idea of setting up the real estate agency had been Rose’s. Besides the business, we also know that she was a dutiful wife who dedicated her time to her family, especially the two beautiful kids she shared with Theo Kgosinkwe.
It has been said that the union between Theo and Rose was very blissful and many South African looked up to them for inspiration. However, cracks began to appear in their hitherto beautiful union when Theo began a project that took him away from the family for long periods, and Rose was not having it.
How Long Was Rose Kgosinkwe Theo Kgosinkwe’s Wife?
Reports show that Theo and Rose Kgosinkwe had been married for 15 years before their marriage crumbled beyond salvaging. Daily Sun reported at the time that Theo Kgosinkwe’s ex-wife, Rose Kgosinkwe, did not have the patience to cope with Theo’s busy schedule.
Friends of the ex-couples revealed how much they tried to ensure that the couple remained together, all to no avail – as it eventually turned out to be. However, it was disclosed that Theo Kgosinkwe went as much as going through a fast to save his marriage from crashing – as the pair were practicing Christians.
However, despite his best efforts, the marriage still went south as things had gotten out of hand as far as his ex-wife Rose was concerned – and there was no coming from there.
Years have gone by, and bother parties have moved on with their lives. Theo now has a new family as he went to try marriage a second time – this time with South African model Vourné Williams. Together, they have a daughter named Oratilwe Alexis-sky.
The union between Theo Kgosinkwe and his ex-wife produced two beautiful children – who the latter has made her priority since their separation. However, the names of the children they had together are unknown as such information has not been made public by either of them.
What to Know About Theo Kgosinkwe’s Music Career
Theo Kgosinkwe is one music celebrity whose success today will not have surprised so many. He was never “the kid out of the block” as he started early – from a very young and tender age – and steadily grew his career before everyone that was watching. It has been mentioned that he started by participating in singing competitions, singing in the church choir – and even in social gatherings.
And while he held his own at that level, reports show that it was not until he came in contact with Nhlanhla Nciza, the other half of the Mafizikolo music band, that he began to experience success from his efforts. Nhlanhla Nciza helped him gain a better grasp of the South African music industry.
In 2008, Theo Kgosinkwe released a song titled Umphathe Kahle, which turned out to be his first hit song as it grew beyond ranks and became popular. The release of Umphathe Kahle brought him into the limelight and made him one artist people want to listen to in South Africa at the time.
He rode on the wave of the success of the single to release his first music album in 2008, titled ‘I Am.’ Theo followed that up with several other songs and albums and has been able to grow to become one of South Africa’s best Afro-pop export.
He Has Won Some Personal And Collaboration Awards
Theo Kgosinkwe’s effort in the South African music space has not gone unnoticed. For all it’s worth, the Mafikizolo singer is also an award-winning artist. His duo with the beautiful Nhlanhla Nciza has brought the pair several nominations and awards in South Africa and abroad.
Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Ncize are popularly referred to as Mafizikolo. The pair received twelve awards from 2014 to 2018 and have greatly impacted the South African music industry. On a personal note, he won the award for the Best Afro-Pop Album in 2011
Theo Kgosinkwe is already an afro pop legend in South Africa and beyond as his songs have been a source of joy to his fans and listeners worldwide.