Bongi Mntambo biography, age, profile, education & Idol SA

Bongi Mntambo (born on the 28th of March in Welkom) is a South African singer.

She is well known for making it to the top 16 finalists of Idol SA, a Mzansi Magic singing competition.


Bongi Mntambo biography
Bongi Mntambo, Idol SA finalist
NameS’bongile Millicent Mntambo
Date of birth28th of March
Place of birthWelkom, Free State
BirthdayMarch 28th
NationalitySouth African
EducationUniversity of Cape Town
Popular forTop 16 finalists of Idol SA


Her date of birth is on the 28th of March and the place of birth is in Welkom, Free State, South Africa. Bongi Mntambo celebrates her birthday every year on March 28th.

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She had her matriculation Hoërskool Stellenberg High School, Western Cape.

Bongi furthered her academic career at the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Real name

She was born with the full name S’bongile Millicent Mntambo on the 28th of March in Welkom.

She resides in Vanderbijlpark, an industrial city in the south of the Gauteng province.


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Bongi grew up under the protective care of her father and mother. In July 2020 she, unfortunately, lost her father.


She founded the SHERO tribute festival and is a cast member of ‘The Prodigal Man’, a stage drama.


In an interview session with the Idol on the Idol South Africa official site. Bongi Mntambo shared many things about herself.

Artistic quality you love most in yourself? 

“I love the fact that I become very vulnerable and true to my feelings [when performing]”. 

“I am very focused and I make sure that every line/note/melody is thought through. I basically leave my heart on stage”.

Your South African celebrity crush is…

“Nomzamo Mbatha. She is an absolute gem who took herself out of an environment that wasn’t conducive for her and took herself to where she wanted to be, with a huge smile on her face.”

“She’s a go-getter who’ll stop at nothing to chase after her dreams.”

“If you could have an EPIC collab with any music star living or passed on, who would it be and why? Brenda Fassie.

“I grew up listening to her music and watching her videos. There was a point when I became convinced that I WAS BRENDA FASSIE or her daughter.” 

“I love her as an artist because she was so true to herself and she never wanted to be like someone else.”

“She had her flaws just like everyone, but she was a total beast on stage.”

“She would have definitely help me get out of my comfot zone more! Kelly Khumalo too.”

“She’s an absolutely amazing musician and I feel like her work gets underestimated.”

“I love her artistry and how she just gets lost in the music. Very true to herself and she has a very vulnerable tone to her voice.”

Former Idols contestant that inspires you the most…How come?

“It definitely has to be Khaya Mthetha. I love him because he didn’t just ride on the Idols wave, but worked hard to get where he is now.”

“He’s still making waves to this day even though it’s not in the Pop industry.”

Your tagline or motto

“Live each and every day as if it’s your last, because tomorrow is never guaranteed.”

Source of inspiration.

“Knowing that I inspire others inspires me to do even better.”

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