|Stage Name:||Lebo Sekgobela|
|Real Name:||Lebo Sekgobela|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||19 September 1981 (40 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Sebokeng, Emfuleni, South Africa.|
|Marital Status:||Married (To Lucky Sekgobela)|
Lebo Sekgobela Biography
Lebo Sekgobela is a South African gospel artiste and one of the most loved in the genre.
At the age of 8, her sister’s friend had raped her in the toilet. At the age of 11, exactly two years after the first rape incident, she was raped again – this time in a car by a male neighbour who offered her a lift.
“You never get over rape,” she would say later regarding both incidents.
From her experiences, she has developed a clement spirit and now runs, among others, a charity initiative that sees her catering to the needs of the poor around her, especially during the festive period.
For one who had tasted tragedy at a very young age, the songstress has managed to become a channel of hope for many, with her singing gift.
Lebo Sekgobela was born on 19 September 1981, so this makes her 39 years. She is earnestly looking forward to her 40th birthday, and so does her core fans.
Lebo Sekgobela might be counted among the people – musicians or not – who got married early and also got blessed with children early. The songstress is married to Lucky Sekgobela, who also happens to be her manager.
By the way, her husband is reportedly her first love. The two have been married for about two decades
Lebo Sekgobela’s marriage to Lucky has been blessed with three children. The first child is Lethabo. He was born about twenty-three years ago. The second is Lesego, and the last is Lesedi.
Some of her kids have reportedly show interest in music as well, but they are nowhere near their mother in public visibility.
In the world of albums, the songstress isn’t going badly. To date, she has released four albums. Her debut album, titled “Ithemba Lami,” premiere in 2013 to a robust reception from the public.
That body of work houses fourteen tracks in all and plays for exactly one hour and twelve minutes. It was a “solo album” in the sense that the songstress featured no one. She spat her bars alone and did so beautifully.
Three years later, in 2016, the songstress returned with a new compilation.”Restored (Live)” album was different on many levels. Lebo Sekgobela had matured as a singer. She had also recognized the vitality of working with other artistes.
For her “Restored (Live)” album, which was way richer in tracklist (it spots twenty-three tracks), she had featured Mpho Mbau. Just one guest. It was like testing the collaborative waters, a move she repeated in her follow-up album, “Umusa (Live),” adopting just Noma Ntantiso as guest.
“Umusa (Live)” is a twenty-track compilation that plays for exactly one hour and fifty seven minutes. Like previous projects, it beautifully edifies the body of Christ.
In 2019, Lebo Sekgobela treated fans to “Hymns and Worship (Live).” This 19-song compilation has no guests whatsoever. At this point it becomes apparent the songstress might be more comfortable spitting her bars alone than with sharing the mic with another muso.
Lebo Sekgobela has got many songs to her name. notable numbers from her kitty include…
1. Lion of Judah (Live)
2. Haleluyah Mdumiseni (Live)
3. Theko Ya Lona (Live)
Awards & Net Worth
For one who has been consistent with her craft, it is inevitable the songstress should be rewarded with awards here and there. Among others, she had won the Gospel Legacy Award by the Vaal Triangle (2012) as well as Best Female Artist at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards (2016).
Placing Lebo Sekgobela’s net worth is no easy task. However, there’s a consensus in the entertainment industry that she is part of the millionaire league.