Gogo Dineo biography, age, profile, family, education, background

Gogo Dineo (born 10 June 1981) is a renowned South African sangoma, spiritual teacher, and life coach. The popular personality in the country is also a professional African storyteller, writer, dancer, facilitator, and poet.

She is widely known as a celebrity sangoma following her close relationship with some big names in the country. The spiritual teacher has been seen with the likes of Masechaba Ndlovu and Boity Thulo.

She has appeared on television and radio. Though in 2019, Gogo was reportedly facing divorce, she came out stronger. In an IG post, Gogo shared that she has been a facilitator for two decades.

Profile

Gogo Dineo biography
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NameGogo Dineo
Born10 June 1981 (age 40 years)
GenderFemale
NationalitySouth African
EducationThe American International School, Bryanston
ChildrenSibusiso, Sabelo, Samukeliso, Siya
ProfessionSangoma Spiritual teacher Life coach African storyteller Writer Dancer Facilitator Poet
Marital statusDivorced

Age

Gogo Dineo age
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The popular spiritual teacher was born on 10 June 1981, and she grew up in Alexandra, she stayed in the home of her grandfather (maternal). Gogo Dineo is 40 years old.

Education

During her teenage days, she received a scholarship to attend The American International School, Bryanston.

Background

Gogo Dineo sangoma
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She has a strong passion to restore the dignity of traditional healing. The celebrated healer believes that the influences of the westerners resulted in the practice being shunned.

She was born into a Christian family, after receiving a scholarship to study, her calling started to shown signs. Her voice began to change and often she would go into trances. 

Gogo Dineo grew in a Christian family in her maternal grandfather’s home. Whenever the ancestral spirits were evoked, trying to keep her under control becomes a waste of time.

During an interview session with Move!, Gogo shared the story of being a new-age traditional healer. According to her, she was taken to a mental institution where she spent half a year. She was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy.

Whenever music is being played in church, her voice would change and she would enter into a state of trance. In the interview, the sangoma explained that her family had a tough time since they did not understand what was going on.

On Media

She has appeared on the local screen and her voices have been heard on local radio stations. Gogo is popular on the media and has her Heal Your Life Series on Power FM 98.7.

She appears on Metro FM every last Tuesday of the month on the Fresh Breakfast show. Gogo has also been featured on 702, Radio 2000, Kaya FM. On television, she has also made notable appearances like on the show Daily Thetha.

Gogo has also consulted with many companies including;

  • Nedbank
  • Standard Bank
  • FNB
  • Impala Mines
  • Anglo Platinum
  • the Gordon Institute of Business Science
  • Gautrain
  • Activate Architecture

She has also touched several countries on the African continent and outside. Gogo has worked in Ethiopia, Zambia, Brazil, and Lesotho. The renowned personality has also worked with notable institutions like Stellenbosch University.

Still, about her work, Gogo has worked for many government institutions. She enlightens the medical students of Wits University on African healing practices.

Embracing healing powers

Gogo Dineo spiritual healer
Gogo Dineo. (PHOTO: Gogo Dineo Instagram)

Years passed before she could accept and understand her gift, healing powers. During her years as a teenager, she could do things normal kids couldn’t, like palm reading for her friends.

When she was twenty-nine, she accepted her gift at the time she was already a wife and mother. 

She remained in initiation school for ten months and did all within her best of abilities to remain normal. After trying to, it didn’t work. She embraced her calling, today she couldn’t be more proud of her gift.

Institute

The renowned personality has the interest of people with similar callings at heart. In 2016, she set up the Gogo Dineo Institute of Healing to train sangoma initiates who have a calling. 

Family

Gogo Dineo profile
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In December 2019, News 24 reported that Gogo was going through a divorce. She and her husband ended the marital relationship after a decade and four (14) years of marriage.

Though many know her as Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi, she dropped the surname after the divorce. Their union was blessed with four children Sibusiso, Sabelo, Samukeliso, and Siya.

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