Chad Da Don Biography: Net Worth, Movies, Age, Partner, Height, Girlfriend, Songs, Wife

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 1, 2024

Chad Da Don is a South African rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor who rose to fame with his debut album, The Book of Chad, in 2016.

He is known for his collaborations with artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Locnville and Kelly Khumalo. He is also the founder of his label, DCM Entertainment, and a signee of ContraBanned, a label by Locnville.


  • Full name: Donovan Chad Mansoor
  • Nickname: Chad Da Don
  • Date of birth: April 16, 1993
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Rapper, record producer, songwriter, actor
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Parents: Norman and Dawn Mansoor
  • Siblings: Josh Mansoor
  • Spouse: Kelly Khumalo (ex-wife)
  • Children: Christian
  • Relationship status: Dating Carlla Poggenpoel
  • Net worth: $1 million

Early Life & Education

Donovan Chad Mansoor, better known as Chad Da Don, was born on April 16, 1993, in Pretoria, South Africa, to Norman and Dawn Mansoor, both pastors.

He has a brother named Josh Mansoor, who is also a rapper. Chad Da Don grew up in a religious and musical family and started his music career as a teenager when he joined a Christian rap group.

He later went solo and joined Family Tree Records, a label owned by Cassper Nyovest. However, he left the label in 2016 due to creative differences and started his imprint, DCM Entertainment.

Chad Da Don attended Crawford College in Pretoria, where he excelled in soccer. He represented South Africa in the under-14 national squad and played in a tournament in Zurich.

However, he decided to pursue music instead of soccer as his passion. He also studied sound engineering at the Academy of Sound Engineering in Johannesburg.

Personal Life

Chad Da Don has had a turbulent romantic life, as he has been involved with several celebrities. He married Kelly Khumalo, a singer and actress, from 2018 to 2019.

They have a son named Christian, who was born in 2015. However, their marriage ended in a bitter divorce amid allegations of infidelity and abuse.

Chad Da Don is currently dating Carlla Poggenpoel, a model and influencer he met in 2020. They have been flaunting their relationship on social media and have even tattooed each other’s names on their necks.


Chad Da Don has had a successful and diverse career in the music industry, as he has released three studio albums, several singles and collaborations, and ventured into acting.

His debut album, The Book of Chad, was released on April 16, 2016, his 23rd birthday, and featured artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Locnville, Anatii and Ricky Rick.

The album received positive reviews and established Chad Da Don as a rising star in the South African hip-hop scene. His popular songs from the album include Hola, Wasted, The Other Side, New Rich, and All Day We Do.

In 2016, Chad Da Don joined ContraBanned, a label founded by Locnville, and collaborated with them on several projects. One of his songs, Wasted, was featured on the hit US TV show Lucifer in 2017.

He also appeared in films and television shows, such as Zulu Wedding and Rhythm City, showcasing his acting skills.

In 2019, Chad Da Don released his second album, Stay in Your Lane, a more personal and introspective project, reflecting on his life, struggles and relationships.

The album featured artists like Emtee, YoungstaCPT, Bonafide Billi and Zingah. Some of the songs from the album include Same Shit Different Day, Prada, Thula and Korobela.

In 2020, Chad Da Don released his third album, Dreams Don’t Sleep, a more upbeat and energetic project celebrating his achievements and ambitions.

The album featured artists such as Emtee, Sims, Ranks ATM and PDot O. Some of the songs from the album include Keep It Together, Bana Ba Se Kolo, and Patience and See Me.


Chad Da Don has won several awards for his music, such as:

  • Best Newcomer at the 2016 South African Hip Hop Awards.
  • Best Collaboration for Hola at the 2016 Metro FM Music Awards.
  • Best Rap Album for The Book of Chad at the 2017 South African Music Awards.
  • Best Male Artist at the 2019 African Muzik Magazine Awards.
  • Best Hip Hop Album for Stay in Your Lane at the 2020 South African Music Awards.


Chad Da Don has faced some controversy in his career, such as:

  • His feud with Cassper Nyovest, his former mentor and label boss, whom he accused of being dishonest and disloyal. The two rappers exchanged diss tracks and insults on social media but later reconciled and collaborated.
  • His marriage and divorce with Kelly Khumalo, which was marred by scandals and drama. The couple had a whirlwind romance, but their relationship turned sour and ended in a messy split. They also had a custody battle over their son, Christian, whom Kelly’s sister allegedly abused.
  • His involvement in a shooting incident in 2019, where he and his brother were shot at by unknown gunmen outside a nightclub in Pretoria. Chad Da Don escaped unharmed, but his brother was wounded and hospitalized. The motive behind the attack was unclear, but Chad Da Don claimed it was an assassination attempt.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @chad_da_don_official
  • Twitter: @ChadDaDon


Chad Da Don has appeared in some films and television shows, such as:

  • Zulu Wedding
  • Rhythm City
  • The Queen


  • The Book of Chad
  • Stay in Your Lane
  • Dreams Don’t Sleep
  • Hola
  • Wasted
  • The Other Side
  • New Rich
  • Same Shit, Different Day
  • Keep It Together
  • Bana Ba Se Kolo

Net Worth

According to various sources, Chad Da Don has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

He earns income from music sales, performances, endorsements and acting roles.

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