Mafa Bavuma Biography: Age, Wife, House, Salary, Cars & Net Worth

Basic Information

Stage Name: Mafa Bavuma
Real Name: Mafa Bavuma
Occupation: Radio Host/Presenter, Journalist, Motivational Speaker, Author, Event Host, Influencer
Date Of Birth/Age: Unknown
Place of Birth:
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married


Mafa Bavuma is a famous radio host, events host, and author from South Africa. He has earned a reputation as one of the funniest presenters on the radio. He is always cracking jokes which endears him to his listeners. Bavuma is the co-host of the “biggest show on radio,” Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni. The show gains over 3.2 million listeners every morning on weekdays. He is also the author of his biography, Born For This, and a board member at the Nelson Mandela Museum.

Mafa Bavuma was born the last child in a family of 9. He was switched at birth, but his mom noticed. He grew up a loner and grew the courage to approach at the age of 16. He described himself during an interview with his radio station, Umhlobo Wenene as “A rural boy who inspired those who grew up in disadvantaged circumstances, and that your background can never determine your future or destiny.”

He holds an ND in Journalism and an Honours Degree in African Languages with Cum Laude. For a short while, Bavuma worked in print media as a journalist, sports editor, and an editor in a Xhosa publication, IZIMVO ZABANTU (2005 – 2007).

He began his career at a communication radio, Radio Kingfisher. He later moved to the SABC’s Regional Youth Station, TruFM, in 2008. The same year, he joined Umhlobo Wenene FM, the “second biggest radio station in South Africa.” He hosted the informative Lunchtime current affairs show, Zibuzwa Kuthi (12 to 1 pm on the weekdays.

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The age of Mafa Bavuma is unknown to the general public because he has never revealed it.


In 2012, The Herald reported that Mafa Bavuma was set to tie the knot with the woman of his dreams. Their wedding happened later that year. He has successfully kept information about his wife away from the public. Bavuma and his wife are blessed with two beautiful children they raised together. Information about their kids is also unknown. He often shares photos of them on social media. His son is named Buhle, and his daughter is named Culolethu.


Mafa Bavuma might be one of the funny men on the radio and social media, but he has successfully kept various parts of his life away from the public eye. He has not shared any photos of his home on social media. He keeps things like that private.

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The salary Mafa Bavuma earns as a radio presenter is unknown to the public. Neither he nor Umhlobo Wenene has ever revealed it to the public. However, because he is a presenter on one of the most popular shows at the station, Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni, Bavuma is believed to be making some big bucks.


Mafa Bavuma seems to be a lover of cars. He has shared a few photos of cars on his Instagram page. During his Battle of Personalities Activation, Bavuma shared a photo of the car he would arrive with and captioned it “driven by Audi Centre, Port Elizabeth.” He has also shared photos of a car that he seemingly drives. It’s a white Volkswagen.

Net Worth

The exact net worth of famous radio host and author Mafa Bavuma is unknown to the public. Neither Bavuma nor anyone on his team has revealed it. However, he is believed to be worth good money due to his success on the radio, events host, as the author of his Biography, and also as a board member at the Nelson Mandela Museum.

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