DJ Oskido Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Songs, Parents. Awards, Height, Siblings, Instagram, Wiki

Posted By Gift Nworie February 23, 2024

DJ Oskido, known for his exceptional talents as a recording artist, DJ, record producer, and businessman, has played a significant role in popularizing the Kwaito genre of music beyond the boundaries of South African townships.

 His contributions have been instrumental in bringing this unique style of music to broader audiences worldwide.

 Moreover, Oskido has showcased his entrepreneurial skills by co-founding Kalawa Jazmee Records (formerly Kalawa Records). 

Profile

  • Full name: Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa,
  • Stage name: Oscar
  • Born: November 26, 1967,
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Birthplace: Brit
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Musician
  • Height: Unknown
  • Parents: Esaph Mdlongwa and Emily Sophia Molefi,
  • Siblings: Chicco Twala, Oscar Mdlongwa, and Brian Themba.
  • Spouses: Mathapelo Khoza and Kibi
  • Children: Naledi Mdongwa, Bass Mdlongwa, Mandy Mdlongwa, and one son with Mathapelo Khoza
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net worth: $2.6 million

Early life and education

DJ Oskido came into this world on November 26, 1967, in the vibrant Oukasie township situated in Brits, in the North West province of South Africa.

 His lineage is a blend of Zimbabwean and South African roots, with his father, Esaph Mdlongwa, a prominent politician from Zimbabwe, and his mother, Emily Sophia Molefi, a native of South Africa. Oskido grew up having three siblings: Chicco Twala, Oscar Mdlongwa, and Brian Themba.

After completing his secondary education at Gifford High School in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, DJ Oskido did not pursue further formal education. 

Career

Oskido’s career started in the early 1990s when he took on the role of DJ at Razzmatazz nightclub, located in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. It didn’t take long for him to make a name for himself due to his exceptional talent for seamlessly fusing American house music with the distinctive rhythms and beats of South Africa. 

Recognizing his potential, OskidoDon Laka, and Christos Katsaitis joined in 1993 to establish the prominent record label Kalawa Records. Kalawa Records, after its establishment, managed to achieve remarkable success as one of South Africa’s leading record labels.

 It played a pivotal role in the music industry by releasing albums from some of the nation’s most prominent artists, such as MafikizoloBoom Shaka, and Bongo Maffin. Through their contributions, Kalawa Records solidified its position and reputation as a key player in South African music. 

 Oskido, a renowned South African musician, has an impressive discography of over 20 albums. Some of his most notable albums include “50 Degrees” (2000), “Tsekeleke” (2004), and “Church Grooves” (2001), which have gained significant popularity among music enthusiasts.

 Besides his solo work, Oskido has collaborated with various artists, lending his talent and expertise to enhance their albums and singles. His extensive musical contributions have solidified his status as a respected figure within the industry.

Awards and nominations

  • South African Music Award for Best Dance Album 
  • Channel O Music Video Award for Best Dance Video of the Year 
  • Metro FM Music Award for Best Dance Album (nominee
  • South African Music Award for Best Remix of the Year 
  • South African Music Award for Best Collaboration 
  • Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Award for Best Video 
  • Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Award for Best Producer (nominee
  • Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Award for Best Collaboration (nominee

Social Media

  • Twitter: @oskidoIBelieve
  • Instagram: @oskidoibelieve
  • Facebook: @djoskido
  • YouTube: DJ Oskido

Personal Life

Oskido, the renowned South African musician and record producer, is in a marital union with Mathapelo Khoza. Together, they have been blessed with a beautiful son whose name is unknown to the media.

 Moreover, Oskido also enjoys fathering three other children named Naledi Mdongwa, Bass Mdlongwa, and Mandy Mdlongwa from his past relationships. 

Discography

  • Brothers of Peace – King of Kwaito Uyagawula 
  • Oscar Warona – Mother Paka 
  • Brothers of Peace – Sphithiphithi 
  • Brothers of Peace – Project A 
  • Oskido – Keep The Faith 
  • Oskido – 10th Commandment 
  • Oskido – Church Grooves Evolution 
  • Oskido – Listen to the Kids 
  • Oskido – Akhiwe 
  • Oskido – 50 Degrees 
  • Oskido – Keep Hope Alive 

Net Worth

 DJ Oskido has amassed an impressive net worth of $2.6 million. This notable achievement places him among the wealthiest and most influential musicians in South Africa.

 DJ Oskido’s success can be attributed to his versatility and ability to excel in various music genres such as kwaito, Afropop, and house music. Furthermore, he has significantly impacted the music industry as the founder of Kalawa Jazmee, a renowned record label.




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