- Somizi Mhlongo's birthday is on 23 December and the star is looking as fantastic as he did in his 20s
- He turned 47 and Briefly celebrates the fabulous entertainer by looking at nine facts about him and his life
- From how he started his career to how amazing his wedding was, we explore the man known as Somgaga
Somizi Mhlongo, also known as Somgaga by his many fans - 2.7 million followers in total - turns 47 on 23 December.
It's a little hard to believe that this energetic and extravagant celeb is heading for 50 but he's loving every minute.
He shared a couple of photos on social media showing off his 'old' body.
In honour of Somizi's birthday, Briefly.co.za decided to share some lesser-known facts about him.
How many of these did you know?
Somizi started his acting career at 13
He started as a youngster and his first big break came when he got a role in the Sarafina! stage production.
He's a pretty decent cook
Somizi learnt to cook while bonding with his father. He learnt about making delicious food with spices and how to understand texture and colour from his dad.
He has worked with international celebs
Being a fabulous entertainer, it should come as no surprise that Somizi rubs shoulders with international celebrities. He worked with Will Smith and even met up with Boy George, one of his idols.
He released a fitness DVD
Somizi shared his fitness secrets with his fans by releasing a DVD titled Grind with Somizi.
He's a published author
Somizi worked with Lesley Mofokeng to write Dominoes: The Unbreakable Spirit, in which he told his life's story.
He's a pretty good singer
Most of his fans would know this, but on top of being a brilliant dancer, Somizi is also a talented singer. He released a single with Heavy K titled Ngibonile.
Check out one of his performances:
Somizi and Mohale's wedding was the highlight of the year
Somizi launched his own limited edition champagne
The entertainer has partnered with French champagne brand, G.H. Mumm, for a limited-edition drink.
Somizi and his hubby Mohale announced the happy news on social media, exciting his fans.
There are many more things to know about Somizi, and his reality TV show, Living the Dream with Somizi, gave fans a peek at his life. Although the show has ended now, Somgaga promised to return to SA screens.
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