Vusi Ma R5 Biography: Children, Wife, Age, Net Worth, Siblings, Cause Of Death, Songs

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Vusi Ma R5 was a South African musician, singer, media personality, and social media star who rose to fame for his unique and energetic style of Bacardi music.

He was widely regarded as the king of Bacardi, a subgenre of house music originating in Pretoria’s townships.

He released several hit songs and albums that showcased his talent and passion for music. He also collaborated with other artists and introduced many talented dancers to the public.

He was a beloved and influential figure in the South African music scene until his tragic death in 2023.


  • Full name: Itumeleng Mosoeu
  • Stage name: Vusi Ma R5
  • Date of birth: May 28, 1988
  • Date of death: January 30, 2023
  • Age: 34 years old (at the time of his death)
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Musician, singer, media personality, and social media star
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Mosoeu
  • Siblings: Koketso Mosoeu (also known as DJ Cooper)
  • Spouse: Sarah Mosoeu
  • Children: Rapelang, Khumoetsile, and Kagiso
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $3 million

Early Life & Education

Vusi Ma R5, who was 34 years old at the time of his death, was born on May 28, 1988, in Pretoria, South Africa.

He grew up in Mabopane, a township in the north of Pretoria, where he developed his love for music and dancing. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mosoeu and had a younger brother named Koketso, who also became a DJ and producer.

He attended a private school in his hometown, where he excelled academically and socially. He later enrolled in a reputed college for further education, but his passion for music led him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Personal Life

Vusi Ma R5 was married to Sarah Mosoeu, whom he met at one of his performances. They tied the knot in a traditional ceremony and had three children together: Rapelang, Khumoetsile, and Kagiso.

He was a devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly.

He also had a close relationship with his brother Koketso, who supported him throughout his musical journey. He was a humble and generous person who often helped his community and fellow artists.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and fans and was always cheerful and optimistic.


Vusi Ma R5 started his career as an emcee at local stokvel events where Bacardi music was played.

He was inspired by Bra Fani Hlongwane, the pioneer of the genre, and decided to create his songs and beats. He met DJ Eddie, who introduced him to other composers and producers of Bacardi music.

He adopted the stage name Vusi Ma R5, which came from his fashion sense of wearing a belt with R5 coins attached to it.

He released his first album, Mamela Molao The Law of Bacardi 1, in 2017, which featured songs such as E Monate Byang, O Mang Intro, Matenase, Ha Bone Selo, Mosadi, and Makhwapheni.

He followed it up with his second album, Ha Bone Seloo, in 2019, which included songs such as Zodwa Wabantu, Dedudla, Stocki, Chepi Ra Chepa, Roma Nna, and more.

His song Tse Nnyane, featuring Enny Man Da Guitar, was a major hit that earned him national recognition and acclaim.

He also collaborated with other artists such as Bulo, Nana Atta, Khan, Josiah De Disciples, and Infinite Motion. He performed at various events and festivals, such as the Bacardi Holiday Club, the Bacardi House Party Sessions, the Bacardi House Party Tour, and the Bacardi House Party Finale.

He also appeared on radio and TV shows, such as Metro FM, YFM, SABC 1, and SABC 2. He was signed to Tribal Records, a label that supported and promoted Bacardi music.

He was widely regarded as the king of Bacardi, a subgenre of house music originating in Pretoria’s townships. He was credited for popularizing and elevating the genre and inspiring other artists and musicians.

He was also known for his unique and energetic style of performing, which involved dancing and interacting with the crowd.

He was a beloved and influential South African music scene figure with a loyal and passionate fan base.

Net Worth

Vusi Ma R5 had an estimated net worth of $3 million, which he earned from his successful career as a musician, singer, media personality, and social media star.

He also made money from his performances, endorsements, and merchandise.


Vusi Ma R5 passed away on January 30, 2023, at 34. He was shot and killed outside Majents Social Club in Soshanguve, where he was performing.

According to reports, he went across the road to his car when unknown gunmen attacked him. He was found lying on the ground with gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motive behind his killing is still unknown, and no suspects have been arrested. His death shocked and saddened his family, friends, colleagues, and fans, who paid tribute to him on social media and other platforms.

His management and record label confirmed his passing and asked for privacy and respect during this time of grieving.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @TheRealVusiMaR5
  • Twitter handle: @VusiMaR5


  • E Monate Byang
  • O Mang Intro
  • Matenase
  • Ha Bone Selo
  • Mosadi
  • Makhwapheni
  • Zodwa Wabantu
  • Dedudla
  • Stocki
  • Chepi Ra Chepa
  • Roma Nna
  • Tse Nnyane

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