MJ Maponya Biography: Age, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Son, Tropical Island

MJ Maponya (born 1992) is a South African reality TV personality and fitness trainer. He is best known for appearing on the dating television show Tropical Island.

MJ Maponya
MJ Maponya biography
MJ Maponya: Story • Biography • Early Life
Background Information
Full Name:MJ Maponya
Origin:Mamelodi, Tshwane, South Africa
Nationality:South Africa
Girl friend:Nthabiseng Mphago
Son:Moshîbudi Jayden
Net Worth:US$50,000

Early Life

MJ Maponya was born in 1992 and hails from Mamelodi in Tshwane, South Africa. He had the support of his late mother who he described as “his biggest fan”.

The fitness trainer disclosed that his mother would have been very happy to know he was featured in the popular dating show Temptation Island.


MJ Maponya is yet to tell The Nation about his educational background.


Maponya is a reality television personality and also a fitness coach. He has appeared in many shows on television including Temptation Island and the Moja Love show The Way Ngingakhona.

They took part in the Reality Lifestyle show Temptation Island with Nthabiseng Mphago. The show airs on Showmax. The show would help the duo decide if they want to continue being together or separate.

Private Life

MJ Maponya is a 30-year-old television personality from Mamelodi. Though his mother is late, she was his biggest fan. According to him, his mother was his everything and he went far as the man he is today because of her.

She was sick for a long time and died in July 2021. His sexuality has further gained him prominence. MJ Maponya is ‘openly bisexual. He entered the show with his girlfriend Nthabiseng Mphago to sort out their insecurities.

From his profile on social media, he believes in God and is a Christian. He has a son, Moshîbudi Jayden.

Social Media

MJ Maponya is active across several social media platforms. He shares pictures about himself and moments worth remembering. He created an account for his son @moshibudijayden. Though his account is private, users must follow to view his content.

To stay connected to his fitness updates on his Instagram account @fitbuddy_sa with over 440 posts and 29.8k followers.

Net worth

MJ Maponya is gaining some ground in the entertainment and fitness circle. He is estimated to be worth US$50,000. 


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