Born on 21 January 1988 as Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba affectionately known as Samthing Soweto, is a South African singer and songwriter par excellence. His highly acclaimed song “Akanamali”, released in 2017 got him the attention and limelight he truly deserves.
Versatile and talented, he began his career with Capella and Soul in his debut album, This N That Without Tempo (2010). In his second album Isphithiphithi that was released in 2019, he introduced fusions of Afro pop, Amapiano and R&B.
As he turns 33, here’s a look at Samthing Soweto’s achievements and journey over the past year.