Help us wish Samthing Soweto a Happy 35th Birthday

Help us wish Samthing Soweto a Happy 35th Birthday

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Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba or best known as Samthing Soweto is the former member of acapella group, The Soil who found success as a solo artist. This is as the soulful musician is considered as the pioneer in terms of popularising male vocalists in Amapiano through his work with DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small.


Moreover, he is considered as one of the most unproblematic ZAlebs in the industry who usually makes headlines for his music instead of the drama in his personal life. As such, it was no surprise the outpouring of love and support for the musician as he celebrated a milestone.

Samkelo aka Samthing Soweto turns 35

On Saturday, 21 January 2023, Samthing Soweo took to his social media pages to confirm that he was officially not part of the youth demographic anymore as he turned 35 years old.

Following his post, his fans and the general public flooded the timeline wishing the musician a happy birthday. Moreover, other well wishes included many thanking him for his music and the fact that he has remained alive.

This is as 2022 Samthing Soweto opened up a lot about his personal struggles with mental health. As reported at the time:

For those not in the know, Samthing Soweto was part of the original formation of hit acapella group of the late 2000s into the 2010s The Soil. But due to internal drama, Samthing Soweto left the group just as they were about to become the legendary group they have since become.

He then attempted to create his own band called The Fridge, which arguably did not make any mark in the music industry. Then Samthing Soweto struck gold as an amapiano vocalist and his path to super stardom was paved. During the height of his popularity as this innovator within amapiano, Samthing Soweto was honest about needing to deal with his depressive states, which at the time seemed to be attached to poverty and the slump he faced following leaving The Soil. But as we have all come to learn, depression or depressive states are not linked to finances.


Moreover, Samthing Soweto was the site of concern later that year when the matter of his weight loss became topical. While other artists would have ignored the concerns amongst the trolls, Samthing Soweto proved his star status in gold when responding to the matter. At the time sharing:

Samthing Soweto has addressed some of the hurtful and mean comments he got from people judging his weight loss. The singer, although he does not owe anybody an explanation saw it necessary to talk about what has been worrying people regarding his weight, putting all the rumours to rest.

Read more: Samthing Soweto’s Fans Condemn Hurtful “Weight Loss” Comments

The singer took to his Instagram account to lay some of the rumours to rest and spoke about how the comments left him grateful more than hurt. Clarifying his weight loss, Samthing Soweto said he is going through some personal issues but he is not sick.

“I just wanted to address what’s happening, people talking about my weight and stuff. You know what, guys are not wrong, I am going through a lot. I just want to thank everyone who sent their prayers, loving messages, and support.”