Andile Gaelesiwe Biography: Age, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Child, Education, Instagram

Andile Gaelesiwe


Andile Gaelesiwe (born September 13, 1973) is a prominent South African artist, radio, and TV personality. She founded the Open Disclosure foundation to aid survivors of sexual violence.

The singer has been in the music industry for over two decades. Her contributions have earned her several recognitions and fortune.

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Andile Gaelesiwe in 2022.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Andile Gaelesiwe
Born:September 13, 1973 (age 49 years old)
Place of Birth:Soweto, Gauteng
Nationality:South African
Ex-Boyfriend:Lesley Musina
Father:Philemon Mofokeng
Occupation:Singer, TV personality
Years Active:2004-date
Net Worth:R16.7 million

Early Life

Andile Gaelesiwe was born on September 13, 1973, in Soweto, a township of Johannesburg in Gauteng. Her father’s name is Philemon Mofokeng.

Growing up in the township of Soweto came with several bitter experiences like rape. She is a victim of rape as a child and her father is reportedly the perpetrator.

As an adult, she had not communicated with her father for a long time. She formed the organization Open Disclosure Foundation to help people who are victims of rape and other sexual assaults.


Andile Gaelesiwe attended primary and secondary schools in the township of Soweto. In 2004, she joined the Johannesburg-based Youth radio station and underwent training to be a radio host.


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Andile Gaelesiwe began her journey in the industry in 2003. Since then, she has dropped much music and has worked with many prominent artists.

The singer signed with the prominent heavyweight record label – BMG records. Eventually, she joined the youth radio station YFM in the City of Johannesburg. She underwent a one-year training to be a radio host.

In 2001, she received a call while working at the Johannesburg-based Youth station from a woman. The woman wanted to attempt suicide because of the sexual abuse she experienced.

To encourage the woman, Andile spoke about her experience on a similar issue. She used her life story to help the woman and other listeners who are in the situation.

Later, Gaelesiwe anchored the docu-reality show Khumbul’ekhaya. She possessed most of the qualities to anchor the show. Her courage to communicate and experience family problems earned her the role.

Andile Gaelesiwe started a program for victims of rape and other sexual-related assaults – Open Disclosure.

In 2019, she hosted the local couple reality show titled Before I Do, a show that helps couples deal with relationship challenges.

Social Media

Andile has several accounts on social media. She is very active on Instagram and Twitter. On her Instagram handle @andile1, she shares pictures of her work and personal life.

Personal Life

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Andile Gaelesiwe is a beautiful, talented, and friendly on-air personality. She is friends with many celebrated personalities like musicians, actors, and others.

The television personality was romantically linked to Lesley Musina. Though their relationship was short before they parted ways in 2016.

Net Worth

Andile Gaelesiwe is a familiar face on-screen and has been working in the industry for many years. She has climbed the ranks in her career and has earned a fortune. She has a net worth of R16.7 million as of August 2022.