Dr Malinga, most people know him as an energetic man who comes into the show packed with flamboyant yet crazy dance moves without forgeting his amazing music. However, you cannot help but wonder what lies underneath this bubbly personality. How old is Dr Malinga? Who is Dr Malinga married to? Where does Dr Malinga come from? We have the answers to all these questions and much more. If you want to find out everything there is to know about the famous singer and actor, Dr Malinga, this article will cover it.
In this article you will find Dr Malinga's rags to riches story you will also understand more about his life, why he is the way he is, the origin of his crazy dance moves, when he got married and a lot more.
Dr Malinga biography
Who is dr Malinga? His birth name is Goodwill Malinga. He was born on the 7th of July in 1980 at Themba, Hamanskraal in South Africa.
This makes Dr Malinga age 39 years. For those people who like referring to him as an older man, he is not, and he still has much more to offer the music industry and Africa at large.
His story is one that will shock and inspire everyone who comes across it. His life shows how hard work and faith can work miracles in your life. This is a man who came from handing out pamphlets at furniture stores to owning his own music production company and being one of the most highly celebrated musicians in South Africa.
So how exactly did he do it? During Thabo Mbeki's time, around 1998, was when he started hustling and looking for a better life. This was the time he was handing out pamphlets in furniture stores, which he regarded as a very demeaning job. One day he saw a sister who was promoting the furniture store by singing outside, and he decided that he also wanted to do that because he knew that he could sing. She gave him a chance, and that was the beginning for Dr Malinga.
While he was singing, he realized that not many people were paying attention, he really wanted to do a good job, so he started dancing. He didn't just dance any ordinary styles, but what he did was the Linga dance. This involves high kicks as well as high jumps, and this explains where his legendary kicks come from. This got him the attention that he so craved from the crowds.
After this, he must have gained a lot of confidence because after he went to compete at the cultural calabash competitions and won three years in a row from 1999 to 2001. He was clearly dominating the entire competition and ended up being asked to become a judge because it was evident that he had mastered what it takes to win.
Later on, he entered the voice of choice competition and ended up winning a car. At such a young age, Dr Malinga had the tenacity it took to make it big in the industry, and his big break is about to come.
Dr Malinga music career
His first smash hit was Casanova which was a track made by both him and Dj Choice. This song is what shot him to fame. You can watch the video below.
He released his first album in 2014, first injection and ended up winning the South Africa Music award for the best kwaito album, and it was well deserved.
When Dr Malinga left Kalawa Jazmee, a record company which has signed him, there were several rumours about why he left, some saying it is because of the money. He made it clear that he did not leave the organization with any bad blood because the company taught him a lot. It is given that there were some bad days, but the good heavily outweighs the bad. His contract had ended and also he was looking to start his own record company.
He succeeded in starting the label and named it Linga Entertainment. The record label has had massive success because with Dr Malinga being the magician he is, every record he touches turns to gold.
Dr Malinga songs
Some of Dr Malinga's most recent songs in the past few years include:
- Uyajola 99.
- Indlela ft Kwesta
- Petronella ft Josta
- Nyusi Volume ft DJ Tira, DJ Ngamla, DJ Mlungu
- Angilalanga izolo ft Josta
- Akulaleki ft Trademark
- Giya Giya ft Beat Movement
- Skhothane ft DJ Micks
- Romeo and Julliet
Dr Malinga other talents
Between singing and dancing, he still has the energy to spare on so many other things. His acting career is thriving, he has been featured in many shows as well as being a show host.
Dr Malinga also plans on building two resorts in Siyabuswa (Mpumalanga) and Hammanskraal (Gauteng) which will house all of his several business ventures. The two resorts which will be called Lingas Resort are still under construction, but he hopes to open it this year in 2019.
Dr Malinga explains: "The motto for Lingas Resort is 'Go Monate Fela' (It's just nice). It's a place where one will come and enjoy with his people. It's like a shop where I'll be selling Lingas products - Lingas energy drinks, Lingas water, and later on there will be a shop where you will be able to buy your swimwear".
Dr Malinga house
In order t prove that he is having massive success from his production company, Dr Malinga disclosed that he bought his current house at R 3.2 million in cash.
The reason he said this, was to encourage everyone out there so that they know their dreams are valid. One day you can be handing out pamphlets outside a furniture store and the next you are buying an entire house in cash.
Dr Malinga wife
Is dr Malinga married? Sorry ladies, but this celebrity is taken. He is married to Boitumelo Mosupye. He has a stepson from her, and together they have one daughter and one son.
Dr Malinga wedding was in 2013 where he married Boitumelo, and they have been together ever since.
Dr Malinga contact details
Dr Malinga is known to sign the musicians who are struggling to make it in the industry. His company, Lingas entertainment, also makes bookings. If you need to get a hold of him, you can find him on the following handles:
- Instagram - Drmalinga
- Phone Numbers- 0715323361 or 0768233596
- Email-address - email@example.com
That is everything you need to know about this guy, Dr Malinga, who fought his way through a system that was designed to push him down, but he maintained his goals, and he succeeded.