Vusi Nova biography: age, profile, net worth, brother & gay

Vusi Nova (born Vusimuzi Nongxa; 24 September 1984) is a South African singer. He is popular for his romantic and heartbreaking love songs.

He gets his inspirations from his relationships. Vusi has received nominations for several big awards.

Like in 2017 at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), Vusi received Best Afro Pop Album.


Vusi Nova age
Vusi Nova is a South African singer popular for his romantic and heartbreaking love songs.
NameVusimuzi Nongxa
Other namesVusi Nova
Born24 September 1984 (age 37 years)
BirthdaySeptember 24
NationalitySouth African
BrotherSisa Hewana
Net worth$500,000-$1,000,000


Vusi Nova biography
Vusi has always wanted to be a singer.

He was born on 24 September 1984 and grew up in New Brighton Township, Port Elisabeth. Vusi Nova is 37 years old.

The popular musician was born with the name ‘Vusimuzi Nongxa‘. Many fans and music lovers address him by his stage name ‘Vusi Nova’.

The popular artist’s love for music dates back to his primary school days. His primary school teacher asked him what his ambition was, he replied he wanted to make music. 


Vusi Nova profile
Vusi performing live on stage on Idol South Africa.

Over the past decades, Vusi has recorded many songs. His debut two (2) albums Walk Into Light (2013) and Did It For Love (2016) brought him to the music scene. 

His third album Nanini Na brought him into the spotlight and his rendition of Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind drew the attention of many to him.

The song he dedicated to his mother who died in 2005. His album number four (4) titled Manyan’ Nyan (2018) is loved by many.


Vusi has an older brother who is also a popular personality in South Africa. His brother’s name is Sisa Hewana, a renowned actor in the country.

Sisa played the starring role of Skhumbuzo Nzimande in Isidingo, a SABC 3 soapie. Sisa also featured in his brother’s Nguwe music video


Many have been thinking that the renowned artist Visi Nova is gay. These thoughts on his sexuality date back to 2014 after a satirical website posted pictures containing Vusi and another man. 

The website reported that Vusi and the man were a couple and that he ‘jetted off’ to get married to the man on an island.

The singer did not respond to the claims but later broke silence admitting that it hurt him when the rumors continued to spread.


In 2014, fake news reported that he was planning to have “the mother of all gay wedding” with a man named Joseph Safra circulated.

In 2016, the singer had to share that he is not in any marital relationship.

Though he shared that he had a special lady in his life and described the lady as ‘supportive’. 


Vusi was a victim of a kidnap in a hijacking in August 2017. News24 covered that the hijack took place outside his home in Johannesburg by four (4) men who were armed.

He was dropped off by these armed hijackers one hour later between Eldorado Park and Brixton.


Vusi Nova career
Over the past decades, Vusi has recorded many songs.

In 2018, he faced accusations for stealing As’phelelanga his hit single.

The song was recorded by the renowned artist to pay tribute to late musicians, Sfiso Ncwane, Hugh Masekela, Mandoza, Robbie Malinga, and Brenda Fassie.

According to Vusi, the song was not owned by anyone as “it’s public domain”. 

He listed to the track as he grew up and made a comparison on the track and nursery rhythm.


The impact he has made in the entertainment scene hasn’t gone unnoticed. He is a recipient of awards by notable award sponsors and has been nominated in several other categories.

In 2017, he was a nominee for the Metro FM Awards for Best Afro Pop and Best Male. In the same year, he bagged the South African Afro Music Awards.

Social Media

Like other popular South African personalities, Vusi Nova is active on social media. He uses the accounts on Instagram and Twitter to reach and connect his fans. He has managed to build decent followership.

Net worth

The singer has made a name for himself in the entertainment scene. He is estimated to have a net worth around $500,000-$1,000,000.

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