Snotkop Biography: Age, Songs, Albums, Net Worth, Parents, Family, Wife, Kids

January 22, 2024 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Francois Henning (born December 22, 1974), occasionally recognized as Snotkop, is a versatile South African singer and songwriter with a diverse musical portfolio spanning genres like rap and Kwaito. Originally dubbed Lekgoa for his enchanting voice, he later embraced the moniker Snotkop, a name bestowed upon him by his late father, signifying Naughty Boy.

Known for his musical versatility, Snotkop has ventured into Kwaito, pop, rap, and cookie genres. His introduction to Kwaito music came through Tili, a local female friend.

Snotkop swiftly ascended to fame in South Africa, solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the country’s music landscape. His discography includes several albums, including SnotkopOppas, and Hoe Laat Is Dit. The artist has garnered widespread acclaim, earning accolades like the South African Music Award for Best Kwaito Album in recognition of his musical achievements.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Francois Henning
Stage Name: Snotkop, Lekgoa
Born: 22 December 1974 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth: Zimbabwe
Nationality: South African
Education: N/A
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Henning
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Snotkop, born on December 22, 1974, originated from Zimbabwe and was raised by South African parents in Randburg, Gauteng Province. He discovered his passion for singing at 23 and pursued it as a career.

Snotkop was given the name Lekgoa because of his lovely voice, but he subsequently changed it to Snotkop, a name given to him by his late father. He is well-known for releasing songs in various genres, such as Kwaito, pop, rap, and cookie. Tili, a local female friend, introduced him to Kwaito music.

Also, the singer has not disclosed any details about his family members or past to the public. It explains why his parents’ identities and jobs remain unknown. 

Snotkop has not publicly spoken about his educational achievements, the institutions he attended for his primary and high school education, or the dates he graduated from them.


Snotkop embarked on his musical journey in 1988, swiftly establishing himself as an influential Kwaito artist of his era. During this period, Gallo Record Label, the country’s oldest and largest independent record label, recognized his talent and signed him. Collaborating with GalloSnotkop released two albums, Basetsana and Ngamla Yoba, in 1999. After a stint with a boy band, he transitioned to a solo career under the Next Music record label.

In 2005, Snotkop achieved significant success with his self-titled debut album, showcasing his knack for creating catchy tunes and memorable lyrics. With nearly two decades of experience, he remains a prominent figure in the South African music scene, celebrated for his unique style and ability to resonate with audiences through his music.

The years 2008 to 2009 witnessed the release of two more albums, So Damn Sexy and Francois Henning Were HierSnotkop‘s popularity and fortune soared in 2012 with the launch of the project Ek Laaik Van Jol, establishing him as the highest-selling South African musician in Africa. His subsequent albums, including Oppas, Soos’ n Boss, HKGK, and Sous, further solidified his position as a standout artist in the industry.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Snotkop (@snotkop)
  • Twitter handle: Snotkop Fans (@Snotkop_Fans)
  • Facebook: Snotkop

Personal Life

At 49 years old, the singer Snotkop has consistently maintained privacy regarding his relationships, refraining from public disclosures. Nonetheless, he is acknowledged to value his role as a family man, with a wife and children in his personal life.


  • 2012: Oppas
  • 2011: Ek Laaik van Jol!
  • 2011: Die Beste Van Snotkop (Compilation album)
  • 2009: Francois Henning Was Hier
  • 2008: So Damn Sexy
  • 2007: Spring Lewendig (live album and DVD)
  • 2005: Snotkop
  • 2002: Ngamla Yoba
  • 1999: Basetsana

Net Worth

Snotkop‘s net worth estimated ranges between $1 million and $5 million.

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