Dr Malinga Biography
Dr Malinga aka Goodwill Malinga is a South African record producer and musician.
Dr Malinga Age
He was born on July 7th, 1980 at Themba, Hammanskraal, South Africa. He is aged 39 years as at today.
Dr Malinga Family
He has three siblings and he is the first born of his parents.
Dr Malinga Career
He went to Bokamoso high school at Stinkwater, north of Pretoria and started singing at a young age. He first sang gospel music before moving to Afro songs.
However his first job was handling advertising pamphlets for furniture shops
Dr Malinga’s lucky break came in 1998 and it happened in a dramatic way. Phumi Maduna of Cheek Cheek was singing for a promotion outside Russels Furniture shop and when she went on a break, Dr Malinga took the mic and began singing, talking to people about Sales Specials from the Pamphlet. For a job well done, he got his first payment of R200 and also received a cellphone to enable easy communication whenever he is required to come and advertise.
That is how he began singing outside furniture shops convincing customers to enter the shop to check out furniture. He also took advantage of competitions and won the Mbabane Cultural Calabash Competition for three years consecutively. He also entered the Voice of choice competition held by Thobela radio and won a Mazda 3.
Dr Malinga’s first big hit single was “Casanova” with DJ Choice and the song got a nomination for record of the year. He also got a nomination with his second big hit single “Father” with Kalawa Jazmee newcomers and Black Motion.
He got signed by Kalawa in 2011 and dropped his first album titled “First Injection” in 2014. He big break came when he was featured by Vetkuk Vs Mahoota on “Via Orlando” which got nominations for top awards.
Dr Malinga Acting Career
He is also an acting and made his debut on September 16, 2013 in e.tv anthology drama series eKasi where acting in an episode as a man eager to join the spinning community who goes out in search of a car but is conned by a man who sells him a stolen BMW.
He also got a starring role in the second season of the SABC2 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng in 2014.
Dr Malinga House
He owns a house which costs R 3.2 Million. He shared the cost of his property according to him as a way of motivating people to work hard for anything they desire; as anthing is possible with believe and hard work.
Dr Malinga Wife – Dr Malinga Wedding
In 2013, he got married to Boitumelo Mosupye and together they have a daughter. His wife also has a son from a previous relationship.
Dr Malinga Songs
- Giya Giya
- Sizo Phumelela
- Ngikunika Uthando
- Go On
- Nkqo Nkqo
- Ungibulala Crazy
- Mngani Wenyoka
- Ngixolele Mama
- Crazy Woman
- I’m Yours
- Inthliziyo Ye Liche
- Linga Entertainment
Dr Malinga Albums
- First Injection
Dr Malinga Awards
- Best Kwaito Album, South Africa Music Awards 2015
Dr Malinga Net Worth
He is worth an estimated $ 2 Million earned from music sales, live performance fees and endorsements.