The Mafikizolo relationship explained
Mafikizolo’s Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza have caused a stir on social media after a photo of them together reignited rumors that the two are in a relationship.
The duo, who have been making music together for over two decades, have always been rumored to be a couple, despite both having had long-term relationships with other people.
The photo, which was posted on Theo Kgosinkwe’s Instagram account, shows the pair embracing each other, with the caption “Family first ❤️🙏🏾🌍🇿🇦.” While some fans commented on the photo with messages of support and admiration for the duo, others couldn’t help but ask why they were not in a relationship.
One user wrote, “I’m still not over the fact that Theo and Nhlanhla are not a couple. They owe us a relationship after making us believe for all these years.” Another user commented, “They would have made the most beautiful couple. I’m still holding out hope.”
Mafikizolo, who burst onto the scene in 1997 as a kwaito group with their late member Tebogo Madingoane, have since become one of South Africa’s most beloved music duos. After Tebogo’s death in 2004, Theo and Nhlanhla decided to continue making music together, becoming a duo that has released countless hits over the years.
Their most popular songs include “Khona,” “Happiness” with Mr. May D, “Tchelete” with Davido, and “Ngeke Balunge,” which has become a global hit. Their musical prowess has earned them 14 South African Music Awards (SAMA) and 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, among other accolades.
However, it is not just their musical talent that has made Mafikizolo so beloved among South Africans. The duo’s chemistry on stage and in the studio has also captured the hearts of fans, who have long speculated about their relationship status.
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REACTIONS FROM THEIR PICTURE THAT WAS SHARED ON FACEBOOK ASKING PEOPLE ON WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT THE CHEMISTRY THE TWO SHOW:
Despite both Theo and Nhlanhla being married to other people for many years, fans have continued to hope that the two would end up together. Nhlanhla was previously married to label owner Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza, but they divorced last year after spending 15 years together. Meanwhile, Theo was married to Rose Kgosinkwe for 15 years, but they separated in 2018. Theo Kgosinkwe remarried Vourne in 2021 after dating for three years, and they have a daughter together.
Despite their separate relationships, fans have continued to speculate about a possible romance between Theo and Nhlanhla. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that the two would still be together if they had pursued a relationship in the past.
While it is unlikely that Theo and Nhlanhla will ever confirm or deny the rumors about their relationship, their fans will undoubtedly continue to support them and their music. For many South Africans, Mafikizolo will always be a beloved duo, whether or not they are actually a couple.