Yvonne Chaka Chaka Bio, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Husband, House, Albums, Sons, Daughter, Wikipedia

Yvonne Chaka Chaka Biography: Age, Songs, Net Worth, Husband, House, Albums, Sons, Daughter, Wikipedia

May 5, 2023 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Yvonne Chaka Chaka is a famous born South African songwriter, singer, and philanthropist who rose to prominence due to her dedication and incredible drive to succeed.

She was born in Dobsonville, Soweto, in South Africa, in the year 1965.

She is known for consistently working her way through to the top.

Even though she lost her father when she was just eleven (11), she did not allow the surrounding circumstances to dictate for her. She is loved for her ever-great lyrics and unique voice.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Yvonne Chaka Chaka: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Born: 18 March 1965 (age 59 years)
Place of Birth: Dobsonville, Soweto, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Parents: Sophie Nomakula Machaka, Habakkuk Machaka
Children: Ningi Mhinga, Themba Mhinga, Mfuma Mhinga, Mandla Mhinga
Height: N/A
Siblings: Doreen Machaka, Refiloe Machaka
Boyfriend • Husband: Mandlalele Mhinga (m. 1989)
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $950,000

Early Life

Yvonne Chaka Chaka was born in 1965 in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Along with her siblings (two sisters), namely Doreen MachakaRefiloe Machaka, she grew up with her mother as she lost her father when she was just 11 years old.

As a result of this, her mother, Sophie Machaka, became the only one taking responsibility. 


It was not a smooth journey for her, her sisters, and her mother as the father, “the main breadwinner,” is dead.

However, Yvonne Chaka Chaka did not give up on herself despite the circumstances. She was able to continue her education and, in fact, successfully did two programs at South Africa University, namely diplomas in adult literacy and local government, management & administration. 


In 1981, she made a remarkable feature on the show Sugar Shack, as she was the first black child. Yvonne Chaka Chaka distinct and pleasing voice separated her out from her peers and, as such, made her open and attractive to talent finders around. Because of this unique voice, in 1985, when she was just 19 years old, Phil Hollis of Dephon Records signed her up. She released her first album known as I’m in love with a DJ, which sold about 35,000 copies. 

After this great success and acceptance by her fans, she released other albums such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka motherland, Who is the Bose, Burning up, Sangoma, Thank you, Mr. DJ, Power of Africa, Be Proud to be African, Who’s got the Power, Kwenzenjani, and many others. 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka has released more than 20 albums and many popular songs. In addition, she has shared the stage with other famous stars such as Miriam Makeba, Annie Lennox, Angelique Kidjo, Bono, and Johnny Clegg

Her talent has paved the way for her more than one could imagine. She has met the Queen of England, Bill Clinton, and Nelson Mandela due to her sonorous voice adored by many.


  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka umqombothi 
  • Take My Love It’s Free 
  • I’m in Love with a DJ 
  • Caught Breaking the Law 
  • Motherland 
  • Bombani 
  • Kana Uchema 
  • I’m Winning My Dear Love 
  • Who’s Got the Power 
  • I’m Burning Up 
  • Everywoman Needs a Man 
  • Thank You, Mr. DJ 

Social Media

YvYvonne Chaka Chaka is active on social media, with many followers on her page who wait to check out her posts every day. Being an icon, she manages a verified account with over 123k followers.


Personal Life

Yvonne Chaka Chaka got married in 1989 to Mandlalele Mhinga. Mandlalele Mhinga (her husband) is a medical doctor. And they have been married for over 30 years, and they have four children together.

She has stated her husband’s important role in making her look like a youth even at 59 years of age.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka mentioned that her husband has been a great help and support to her and her career.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka‘s sons’ names are Ningi Mhinga, Mfuma Mhinga, Themba Mhinga, and Mandla Mhinga. No record of daughter.

Net Worth

Yvonne Chaka Chaka is a wealthy woman who has gotten her husband’s support and help, making it easy for her to maintain her stand in the industry.

She is as well popularly known as a philanthropist who caters for other people’s well-being. She has an estimated net worth of $950,000.

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