Moonchild Sanelly Biography, Awards, Education, Net Worth, Husband/ Boyfriend, Age & Kids

Basic Information

Stage Name: Moonchild Sanelly
Real Name: Sanelisiwe Twisha
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer
Date Of Birth/Age: 20 November 1987 (32 Years)
Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Single
Education: Linea Fashion Design Academy, Durban

Moonchild Sanelly Biography

In the past few months, we had brought you biographies of some of South Africa’s major voices, from Kaza De Small to Simphiwe Dana. Today we bring you a Moonchild Sanelly break…

Easily one of the most controversial figures in South African music and dance, Moonchild Sanelly is a delight any day.

She was born into a musical family, so electing to pursue a career in music was pretty easy. Her brother is said to be a hip hop artiste and her mother  a jazz singer. Her cousins are reportedly kwaito champs.

Her career took off on a glorious note with a performance at the Durban University of Technology in 2006. This opened the doors of Gagasi FM, where she worked with King Siso on the show Poetry.

Her popularity soared following an appearance on an EP by celebrated DJ and producer Shimza. She has been on a consistent leap ever since, sustained in part by her controversial personality.

She has performed at the Shoko Festival in Zimbabwe, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and at Coachella 2019.


Moonchild Sanelly has been nominated for a couple of awards including the South African Music Awards (SAMA), but there is no evidence she has won any.

Does this in any way mean she doesn’t have what it takes? Far from it!


Details of Moonchild Sanelly’s education are not all available. She is said to have spent six years at the Linea Fashion Design Academy in Durban. The knowledge gained from her stint at the academy has influenced her music and of course her fashion sense

Net Worth

What is Moonchild Sanelly’s net worth? Well, the singer, dancer and unapologetic female orgasm advocate is not loud about her earnings or how much she has accumulated since she popped on the music scene in South Africa.

That notwithstanding, she isn’t one of the artistes gasping on the breadline. While we cannot give the exact sum of her net worth, we can confirm to you that she is in the millionaire’s league.

Husband/ Boyfriend

Moonchild Sanelly is not exactly loud about her relationships. However, she is expressive in matters of sexuality, which parts of Mzansi find pretty jarring. Does she care? Not at all. She bears the badge of female orgasm advocate proudly.

Last we checked, she never had a husband.

Back in May, we knew Moonchild Sanelly had a boyfriend named Oarabile, who is said to be a copywriter. However, in June 2020, she spoke of suffering from heartbreak and even asked fans for a “heartbreak” pill, leaving fans wondering if the relationship was over.

It is hard to determine if she was referencing Oarabile when she asked for the pills, or if she was speaking of a flame that failed to “burn.”

Age & Kids

The year of Moonchild Sanelly’s birth was a mystery at first because it wasn’t a subject she cared to dwell on. However, it has emerged that she was born on 20 November 1987. This makes her exactly 32 years today.

Although she’s never been married, the songstress already has three daughters. Their identities are not what she cares to share with the public. But it has emerged that her eldest child, a girl of 9, is named Wafika Twisha. Like her mother, she has a deep interest in singing and is reportedly working on an EP.

It would be interesting to see what she drops. Whatever Wafika Twisha releases will appear on UbeToo, so watch out.

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