Mapara A Jazz Biography: Age, Net Worth, John Vuli Gate, Member, Record Label

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Mapara A Jazz is a professional name for South African born singers and songwriters Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya and Leonard Sbechu Malatji.

The duo became a name to reckon with their banging single, John Vuli Gate, which has gained ground locally and internationally.

Mapara A Jazz
Mapara A Jazz: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & Data
Full Name: Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya, Leonard Sbechu Malatji
Stage Name: Mapara A Jazz
Born: Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya (1992), Leonard Sbechu Malatji (1988)
Birth Place: Pretoria
Age: Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya (32 years old) and Leonard Sbechu Malatji (36 years old)
Nationality: South African
Record Label: Open Mic Production
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $50,000-$150,000

Early Life

Mapara A Jazz whose real names are Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya and Leonard Sbechu Malatji was born in, Pretoria, South Africa.

Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya is 32 years old singer and songwriter who was born in 1992 in Pretoria while Leonard Sbechu Malatji is a 36 years old singer and songwriter born in 1988 in the same city as his colleague, South Africa.

The South African duo is fast garnering fans across every parastatal as their single, John Vuli Gate couple with the dance steps has been well received.


Mapara A Jazz started off their career professionally as a duo in 2007. They had singles upon single which didn’t see the light.

In 2020, a line from the renowned Grammy award-winning South African movie, Tsotsi (2005) brought the duo to the spotlight. This catch the attention of the South African audience and outside as the single, John Vuli Gate became an instant hit.

The banging single had a video that saw them display the unique dance steps which have gone viral specifically in the South African vicinity. John Vuli Gate also highlighted South African stars, Ntosh Gazi and Colano.

To further expand the reach of the single, Mapara A Jazz came up with a dance challenge for the John Vuli Gate. The idea was expected to bring forth fewer audiences to add up to the already known. However, things turned around when the challenge received massive entrance from known figures and a vast of others.

The single became a win for the South African duo and the featured artists, Ntosh Gazi and Colano as their name became even more stamped and accepted in the music industry. The single has been smashing charts upon charts across all platforms.

Over time, their fan base has increased enormously across social media platforms and outside as they keep getting shows to perform.

Mapara A Jazz are signed to Open Mic Productions, a South African record label.

Personal Life

Mapara A Jazz is a newly blown duo and nothing has been put on social media about their girlfriends, Spouse or wives.

With this information, we believe they are still single and not in any marital status for now.

Man Malaya Wa Tshwenya and Leonard Sbechu Malatji of the Mapara A Jazz are not married, no girlfriend, wife or spouse for now.



  • John Vuli Gate (2020)


  • John Vuli Gate (featuring Ntosh Gazi & Colano)
  • Mapipitlane (featuring DJ Obza)
  • Corona
  • Right Here (featuring Master KG, Soweto Gospel Choir, John Delinger & Mr Brown)
  • Love (featuring Colano)
  • Celina (featuring Thabla Soul & Marina Man)
  • Dance Regal (featuring Colano & Jazzy Deep)
  • Reja Ya Mokokotlo (featuring Pat Medina)
  • Selobilobi (featuring Sosopetrol)
  • Dlegedla (featuring Colano & Jazzy Deep)
  • Nyesa Mjolo (featuring Jeez Fuza)
  • Ghost Prayer
  • I Do (featuring Mr Friday & Colano)
  • Stiletto
  • Dlala Kale Rapo
  • Right Here [Radio Edit] (featuring Master KG, John Delinger & Mr Brown)

Net Worth

The South African duo hit maker, Mapara A Jazz has accumulated an estimated net worth of $50,000-$150,000.

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