This is the biography of Kamogelo Matona, widely recognized by her stage name Kamo Mphela. She is a renowned South African dancer and singer who gained immense popularity in the world of entertainment through her extraordinary dancing skills and remarkable contributions to the music industry.
Kamo Mphela Age
Born on November 29, 1999, Kamo Mphela is currently 24 years old as of the year 2023.
Early Life and Education
Kamo Mphela hails from Soweto, South Africa, and spent her formative years growing up in Emdeni, Soweto. Her educational journey took her to Kibler Park Secondary School for her secondary education, and later, she pursued a degree in Media at the Boston Media House.
Kamo Mphela Career
Early Influences and Introduction to the Entertainment World
Kamo Mphela’s passion for dancing ignited at a young age when she frequently accompanied her father to work at YFM and various events. These experiences allowed her to perform on stage and showcase her exceptional dance moves, leading to increased exposure.
Her path to stardom was further paved as she gained recognition for her captivating dance performances, especially on Instagram. Her videos on social media platforms showcased her exceptional dancing abilities, captivating a vast online audience.
Before committing to a full-fledged career in dancing, Kamo Mphela dabbled in acting and even secured a role as an extra on the TV soap “Isibaya.” However, she soon realized that her true calling was in dance, and she embarked on her journey as a professional dancer at various gigs.
The “Queen of Amapiano”
Kamo Mphela’s incredible dancing skills earned her the well-deserved title of the “Queen of Amapiano.” She became a prominent figure in the Amapiano music scene, captivating audiences with her energetic performances.
Kamo Mphela Musical Journey
In 2019, she signed with Major League Music and released her EP titled “Twentee” under the label. Her musical endeavours include hit tracks like “Suka Emabozen” and “Menemene.” She collaborated with South African singer Busiswa on the single “Sbwl” and featured on the MFR Soulz single “Amanikiniki,” which secured the #1 spot on Good Hope FM’s SA House Music Top 10 Chart.
Kamo Mphela has also shared the stage and collaborated with local artists such as Nadia Nakai and Killer Kau. She showcased her dance prowess in popular Amapiano songs like “Sukendleleni” and “Labantwana Ama Uber.” Her versatility extends to various South African music genres, including gqom, kwaito, and pantsula.
In 2023, Kamo Mphela released her chart-topping hit song “Dalie,” featuring Tyler ICU and Khalil Harrison, alongside Baby S.O.N. This track debuted at number 1 in three countries: Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Additionally, it reached number 11 on the global Shazam charts and garnered 2 million digital streams in just four days, earning a Gold certification in South Africa. Kamo Mphela also collaborated with American rapper T.I on the track “Vacay.”
Accolades and Recognitions
Kamo Mphela’s exceptional talent earned her a spot at the prestigious DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, solidifying her reputation in the entertainment world.
Her track “Nkulunkulu” received a nomination for Best Music Video at the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards in 2021. She also graced the stage in the UK on September 4, 2021, as part of the AmaFest Tour, performing alongside local artists like Focalistic, Cassper Nyovest, DBN Gogo, and Mr JazziQ.
Kamo Mphela’s personal life has garnered significant attention, with rumours suggesting a romantic relationship with South African rapper and singer Focalistic. However, Kamo Mphela clarified that their relationship is more akin to that of close friends, resembling a brother-sister bond.
In 2020, during the DSTV Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards (DSTV MVCA), Kamo Mphela experienced a wardrobe malfunction. She displayed remarkable professionalism by acknowledging the issue and gracefully leaving the stage to ensure the comfort of the audience and respect for her fellow industry peers.