Arthur Mafokate, commonly known as King of Kwaito, is a South African kwaito artist and producer.
Arthur Mafokate formerly worked as a backup dancer for Brenda Fassie, Monwa & Son, and Johnny Mokhali. He released his debut album, Windy Windy, in 1994, which would include the famous song "Amagents Ayaphanda."
According to Forbes, Arthur Mafokate has established a perfect fan following over time, which has provided them with much-needed exposure not just in South Africa but internationally, and they are well recognized in the South African music business. Their success has earned them several awards and endorsement deals.
At the 2007 FNB South African Music Awards, he was awarded for his contribution to this new generation of music. His success in the 'Song of the Year' category shows the odd appeal of a music genre that, unlike traditional South African music, does not analyze the historical black struggle.
How Old Is Arthur Mafokate?
Arthur Mafokate is a 59-year-old man who was born on July 10, 1962.
He is the son of Enos Mafokate, an Olympic equestrian and philanthropist. He was born in Soweto, Gauteng, and eventually migrated to Midrand with his family.
His 1995 song "Kaffir," which has sold over 500,000 copies, was the first kwaito blockbuster. Its lyrics represent the new freedoms that developed following the political events of 1994, including the adoption of a new constitution and the establishment of a democratic election system.
His tune "Hlokoloza" obtained a nomination for Best Kwaito Song at the 2021 Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards. In 1998, he won Song of the Year at the SAMA FNB Awards for his song Oyi Oyi.
Find Out About Arthur Mafokates Wife And Children
According to reports, Arthur Mafokate has never been married. Because he has three children, three ladies, and a bod, people frequently speculate about his marriage. For whatever reason, the kwaito legend appears to want to keep this portion of his life hidden.
His relationship with Queen Iyaya (Iyaya Sesoko) resulted in the birth of his second child and first daughter, Owami, who shares her father's passion for music and presently works as a DJ.
Busiswe "Cici" Thwala, an artiste signed to Arthur Mafokate's 999 Records, had also dated him. The relationship ended in acrimony, with each party pursuing assault charges against the other.
Arthur Mafokate was accused of battering Cici when she was pregnant. However, the lawsuit against 999 Records' CEO was dismissed.
Meet His Parents
He has four members in this family. Arthur's father, Enos Mafokate, is a professional showjumper. Mr. Enos has also held the job of Olympic equestrian. However, his mother's details are not yet public.
Miemie Mafokates is Arthur's family's younger sister. And his brother Oupa Mafokates is also a professional singer.
Futhermore Arthur Mafokate is doing exceptionally well for someone with so many business interests. Although his actual net worth is unknown, there is widespread agreement in South Africa's music circles that he is one of the country's millionaires.