|Lebohang Morake or Lebo M
|Producer, Composer, Arranger, Performer
Date Of Birth/Age:
|11 July 1964 (59 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
|Viveca Gipson (Ex-wife)
Nandi Ndlovu (Ex-wife)
Angela Ngani-Casara (Ex-wife married & divorced twice)
Lebohang Morake, professionally known as Lebo M, is a South African producer and composer. He is famous for his songwriting and vocal work on the film soundtracks. He received praise for his work on films such as The Lion King, The Power of One, and Outbreak. He has also worked on various stage productions. Lebo M was recommended to Disney by Hans Zimmer, the composer of both adaptations of The Lion King. He formed and conducted the African choir that sang for the films he worked on.
Lebohang Morake was born on July 11, 1964, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. He celebrated his 59th birthday on July 11, 2023.
The exact estimate of Lebo M’s net worth is unknown to the public. Briefly.co.za reported that Lebo M is worth $1.3 million. He made the bulk of his money working with Disney and also on stage productions.
In 2021, the media reported that Lebo M was evicted from his mansion for failing to pay the monthly rent of R65 000 for a number of months. His landlady dragged him to court and sued him for R700 000. It was also alleged that he damaged items in the house while moving out, including curtains and the gas braai. Elizabeth Leonora Alexander owned the golf estate home. The Blair Atholl Golf Estate mansion also appears in his reality TV show, Lebo M: Coming Home. There is no further information about how they settled the suit.
It is unknown what car Lebo M drives.
Lebo M got engaged to his partner Pretty Samuels, and the couple got married in February 2022. In August 2023, news broke that he was divorcing her. He refused to state what led to the divorce. Lebo told The South African, “I will not be drawn into salacious allegations and innuendos about my business and personal life. I will be going ahead with the divorce and have already instructed my attorneys.”
Lebo M has been married four times and had three ex-wives. His first wife was Vivica Gibson. There is not much information about their time together or how they met. The couple divorced and went their separate ways after being together for a while. He married his second wife, Nandi Ndlovu, in December 1992. They were together until 2007, when they divorced. He married Angela Ngani-Casara in 2008, and they stayed together for five years and divorced in 2013. They got back together three years later in 2016 and divorced a year later. He later got engaged to Zoe Mthiyane. The couple broke up after having one child but did not get married.
He also dated Malefu “Mel” Ntsala, but the couple broke up. Mel said they got bored of each other.
“Connections are connections, folks, they bite the dust, now and then they turn out to be, now and then they don’t. I mean truly, there is nothing I can say. He was a decent and astounding accomplice however we must be the place we are today and I’m so upbeat for him. We both were burnt out on each other. You know connections, we concluded that you recognize what, this isn’t beneficial for us. This isn’t for us.”
Lebo M is believed to be a father to six children from different women. His last child was with his former fiancée, Zoe Mthiyane, who he broke up with and called off the engagement. His daughter, Refi, is a singer who performs by his side.
There is no information about his siblings.