Scoop Makhathini Biography: Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Cars & Family

Basic Information

Stage Name: Scoop Makhathini
Real Name: Siyabonga Ngwekazi
Occupation: Rapper, TV Host, Writer
Date Of Birth/Age: 16 March 1982 (41) Years Old
Place of Birth: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Akhona Carpede (girlfriend)


Siyabonga Ngwekazi, professionally known as Scoop Makhathini, is a South African rapper, writer, and television presenter. He has been called a notable voice in South Africa’s Hip Hop and urban culture. Scoop made his TV debut in 2006 and hosts the Pop Culture Magazine Show and Journal on SABC1. He has also been riddled with scandals but maintains the confidence that brought him to the limelight.

Scoop Makhathini began his career as a television presenter when he co-hosted the 8th Annual Metro FM Music Awards with Penny Lebyane in 2007. He gained prominence for hosting the show Turn Up.

Speaking about himself on The Sobering Podcast, he said, “I call myself a representer ’cause a presenter is really like a cardboard ship. It’s fickle, but if you are representing, knowledge is key, and when I worked at [the TV show] Street Journal, it was really good for me. Because Maria [McCloy] and Dino, who ran Rage, were journalism students from Rhodes [University] , and they instilled in me that you are so dope naturally, you just have to remember that journalism is what you doing. You not here to be cool; that is a bonus. But if you really wanna be dope, you must be smart.”


Scoop Makhathini was born in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, on 16 March 1982. He celebrated his 41st birthday on March 16, 2023.


Scoop Makhathini has been in a long-term relationship with Akhona Carpede. The couple reportedly got engaged in a private ceremony in 2020 but have not gotten married. Fans were shocked when Scoop took to social media to accuse Akhona of cheating. He wrote, “Goodman! a Ni**a Won” and “There!!! My almost wife to be @missacalaca seen in the club with some dude who she said was a ‘best friend'”

Later on, Scoop returned to Twitter to claim his account was hacked and stated that his girlfriend did not cheat on him. He wrote, “Someone is using my account details and hacked into my account. It’s my birthday today, and this is unnecessary and not true.” His claims were supported by Cassper Nyovest, who announced that many celebrity accounts were getting hacked.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Scoop Makhathini’s net worth is unknown to the public. Neither he nor anyone close to him has revealed it. However, Scoop has had so much success as a rapper and a TV presenter.


Scoop does not share photos of his car online.


Scoop has not said much about his family. He credited his father’s fashion sense and style as his inspiration to look good.

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