Mnqobi Mdabe biography, age, profile, wife, son, foundation

Shota (born Mnqobi Mdabe) is a South African producer, singer, and songwriter. He dropped his debut album as a solo artist in 2011 and the album received positive feedback from music listeners and lovers in the country

The album housed several hit songs that featured big names in the South African music scene including Black Coffee, Demor, and DJ Euphonik.


Mnqobi Mdabe biography
Image:, @shota_afroraw.
NameMnqobi Mdabe
Other namesShota
Age45 years old
NationalitySouth African
WifePhumeza Mdabe
ProfessionSinger, producer, songwriter
FoundationMpilo Foundation


Mnqobi Mdabe, a.k.a Shota, is 45 years old. The musician is making a name for himself in the competitive industry. He boasts of releasing several songs that music lovers never fail to refer to. With his wife, Phumeza, he dropped the song Injabulo, which means happiness.


Mnqobi Mdabe wife
Image:, @shota_afroraw.

Shota is married to the love of his life Phumeza Mdabe, a singer, television producer, model, and actress. Many television viewers know her for being a cast on Sokhulu & Partners.

On the SABC1 drama series, she played the role of a Phumi, a beautiful front-of-house manager. She was also cast as Anele in Isidingo, an SABC3 soap opera.


Mnqobi Mdabe son
Image:, @phumezamdabe.

They are proud parents of Mpilo, who was diagnosed with “bilateral retinoblastoma” when he was 16 months old. His eyeballs were removed to crop cancer and prevent the spread.

It wasn’t easy for the couple and the child also, but years after they’ve learned to live with it. The proud mother took a video of her son riding a bicycle to social media.

Wedding Anniversary

The couple recently celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary and still their love for each other waxes strong.

The couple adores each other as if they are still on honeymoon, well when you love someone every day does feel like a honeymoon, right?

They took snaps of their wedding anniversary to social media to let fans know that it’s their seventh year as a married couple. Fans and followers celebrated the celebrity couple and warm wished poured in.


Shota has dropped several songs that many music lovers gave thumbs up. Little wonder why he has managed to remain relevant in the music industry, here are some of his songs.

  • Smile
  • los raperos nunca mueren
  • Smile – Manoo Vocal Remix
  • MC Solaar Caroline
  • Pjese Nga Valija e Rugoves
  • Ben 10
  • I’m in Love
  • Shota
  • Valle Nga Gjakova
  • Fiesta Priva
  • Kanga e Rexhes
  • Que Pintas Tu Aqui (Con Zatu)
  • Diamond Girl
  • Tamara
  • Odlomci iz Prizrenske Svadbe
  • Disa Fjale per Shit – Blemjen e Vaijes
  • U Selu Kavga Golema
  • Izidakamizwa
  • Vajta n’ Elbasan
  • Kan Pranvera
  • Uyakhumbula
  • Abantu Bami
  • Ungowami
  • Carcel De Aire
  • Vrteska
  • La Infanta (Con Toteking)


The couple began a foundation Mpilo Foundation. They began the foundation to assist their child to be of help other kids, to be on the forefront.


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  2. Khosi Biyela, “Phumeza and Shota Mdabe speak out on their baby boy’s struggle with eye cancer and how they’ve healed“. News 24 retrieved 24-03-2021.
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