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Black Motion – Biography, Awards, Net Worth, Age & more

Black Motion – Biography, Awards, Net Worth, Age & more

Black Motion are a South African electronic duo known for blending house music with lively indigenous percussion as well as multilingual vocals with an array of guests from the country's thriving dance music community. Their 2011 debut, Talking to the Drums, helped establish them as leading purveyors of the burgeoning South African house scene. Over the coming years, they found international success, charting a diverse course that kept the pulse of the dance world while rooting itself in the myriad cultures of their native land with albums like 2016's award-winning Ya Badimo and 2018's Moya Wa Taola.

Black Motion was created in 2010 by DJ Murda (born Robert Mahosana) and Thabo Mabogwane. The duo came together to form the musical group that is now a big name in the entertainment circle.

Their breakthrough in music came after the release of their hit song dabbed Banane Mavoko (clap your hands), which featured the late Jah Rich. Interestingly, they have been in numerous collaborations with popular musicians such as DJ Mthi, the vocalist Bantu Soul, and DJ Oskido. The duo is keen on embracing keyboard players and vocalists to support their music when on stage.


The group Black Motion, who became very popular in 2010 is a prominent percussion-driven electronic dance duo. The group is made up of Robert Mahosana (DJ Murda), Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane. They have upon their debut released a couple of topnotch songs featuring top South African artists. The group are known for their unique blend of traditional drums in their music performances.

Thabo from Black Motion Age

The Black Motion star was born on 24th April 1986 in Soshanguve, north Pretoria, where he was also raised. He is 35 years old in 2021.


Robert is originally from the heart of Potchefstroom but was raised in Soshanguve while Thabo is from Pretoria. The group members passion for music brought them together as a group. Although the group was formed in 2009, it was not until 2010 they gained prominence.


Black Motion since their debut have gotten various recognition and nominations for their songs. The group won two awards in the South African Music Awards event in 2017. They won awards for Best group of the year and Best Dance Album. The group have been highly recognized both in Africa and Internationally.

Net worth

There is no established figure for their net worth, but what is known is that the music duo has accumulated much wealth from their music career and events performances.

The duo has managed to stay in the limelight for about a decade now. Their songs have won the hearts of the Mzansi people, which is a plus for them. Black Motion albums are something to watch out for as they continue working on some great hits.

Social media

They are active on social media and have gained a vast following for their content. Black Motion fans stay connected to their engaging content where they promote their music. They talk about their performances and more using the platform. On the Black Motion Instagram account, @realblackmotion, they boast over three hundred and seventy thousand followers.


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