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Sipho Mabuse -Biography,Age,Career, Songs & Net Worth

Sipho Mabuse
Sipho Mabuse

Sipho Mabuse -All about Sipho Mabuse  Biography,Age,Career, Songs & Net Worth.

Sipho Mabuse -Biography,Age,Career, Songs & Net Worth

Born in Orlando West, Soweto on November 2nd, 1951, young Sipho was recruited by Selby Ntuli to join the band The Beaters whilst a drummer for the school’s cadets team. Upon Ntuli’s death in 1978, he took over leadership of the band – which by then had renamed itself to Harari.


He was born on 2 November 1951 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mabuse is 61 years old as of 2020.


Sipho grew up in Soweto. His mother was Zulu and his father was Tswana.


Mabuse dropped out of school in the 1960s. He returned to school at the age of 60, completing his matric (grade 12) in 2012 at Peter Lengene Community Learning Centre. He stated that he intended to continue on to college and study anthropology.


Mabuse was married to Mary Edwards who was an anti-apartheid campaigner. They have a daughter together. His daughter is the singer Mpho Skeef. Mary Edwards moved to the United Kingdom and married Eugene Skeef.

He was also was married to Chichi Mabuse, now called Chichi Maponya, the eldest daughter of Richard Maponya. The two have two daughters, one called Naledi.


Sipho and his band used to be managed by Solly Nkuta, After dropping out of school in the 1960s, Mabuse got his start in the African soul group the Beaters in the mid-1970s. After a successful tour of Zimbabwe they changed the group’s name to Harari.

When they returned to their homeland in South Africa they began to draw almost exclusively on American-style funk, soul, and pop music, sung in Zulu and Sotho as well as English. He has also recorded and produced for, amongst others, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Sibongile Khumalo.

Mabuse is responsible for “Burn Out” in the early 1980s which sold over 500,000 copies, and the giant (Disco Shangaan) hit of the late 1980s, “Jive Soweto”.

Sipho Mabuse
Sipho Mabuse


  • 2015: Grand Masters
  • 2014: Burn Out: 30th Anniversary Edition
  • 2013: The Ultimate ‘Hotstix.’
  • 2007: Let’s Get it On
  • 2006: Chant of the Marching
  • 2005: Chant of the Marching, Live in Johannesburg
  • 1996: Township Child
  • 1991: What About Tomorrow?
  • 1987: Sipho Mabuse


  • 2015: Mncimbi
  • 2014: Breakdance
  • 2013: Mama
  • 2013: Afrodizzia
  • 2013: Rise
  • 2012: Tstoga Africa
  • 2010: Shikisha
  • 2007: I’m Waiting
  • 2007: See Me Free
  • 2007: Jive
  • 2006: Refugee
  • 2006: Jika Jive
  • 2006: Room of Horror
  • 2005: Chant of the Marching
  • 2005: Redemption Song
  • 1999: Chant
  • 1996: My Silent Prayer
  • 1996: Glory Glory
  • 1996: African Sunset
  • 1996: Rainbow Nation
  • 1996: Jive Kwaito
  • 1996: Nelson Mandela
  • 1996: Thaba Bosiu
  • 1996: Rumba Mama
  • 1996: Vukani
  • 1996: Township Child
  • 1996: Enchanted Garden
  • 1996: Suite June Sixteen
  • 1996: Wozani
  • 1996: Hostix Stix & All
  • 1991: Check Point Charlie
  • 1991: Thiba Kamoo
  • 1991: Hip Hop Jive
  • 1991: Sing a Song
  • 1991: What About Tomorrow
  • 1991: Welcome
  • 1991: How Much More
  • 1987: In the Night
  • 1987: Jive Soweto
  • 1987: Burn Out
  • 1987: Shikisha
  • 1984: I’m Waiting


Mabuse has an estimated net worth of $10 million which he earned from6his successful career.