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Thami Shobede Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Parents, Family, Cause of Death, Illness, Wife, Gay, Idols, Instagram and Songs

Thami Shobede Biography – Thami Shobede Wiki

Thami Shobede born Simphiwe Thamsanqa Shobede, was a South African musician, presenter, actor and Idols SA season 12 runner-up.

Thami Shobede’s Album “NeverLost” made its debut on the iTunes chart at number 1, and was nominated for a SAMA Award for 2018.

Thami Shobede Idols SA

He entered SA Idols in 2015 and again in 2016 where he made it to the Top 2 Idols. During the 2016 Idols competition, he performed at the DSTV Delicious Festival along with his fellow Top 9 contestants.

Thami Shobede Age

Thami Shobede was born in 1988 in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He died on 12 September 2019. He was 31 years old.

Thami Shobede Real Name

Thami Shobede’s real name is Simphiwe Thamsanqa Shobede.

Thami Shobede Parents

Thami Shobede’s parents are Mantombi Buthelezi (mother) and Musa (father).

Thami Shobede Death

Thami Shobede died on 11 September 2019 at age 31 at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria according to his record label Gallo Record Company. He was admitted in hospital after collapsing when performing on stage during the weekend.

“Gallo Record Company is extremely saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of one of our artists Simphiwe Thamsanqa Shobede, fondly know as Thami [Thami Shobede],” general manager at Gallo Records, Robert Cowling, said.

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“It came to our attention this morning that he was in hospital suffering from an illness and complications. His family went to see him in Atteridgeville hospital, where he passed away some time just before noon this morning. The singer with the velvet voice and Season 12 Idols SA runner up was only 31 years of age.

“We don’t have any other specific details or facts at this time, and kindly request that everybody please respect the wishes of Thami’s family who will be issuing a formal statement shortly. Our condolences go out to all his friends and family. He will be sorely missed.”

“As Mzansi Magic and Idols SA, we are saddened by the passing of our former Idols SA contestant Thami Shobede. Thami was a very talented musician with lots still to offer to the music industry. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed says Philly Kubheka, HOD, PR and Publicity for Local Entertainment Channels”, said Mzansi Magic publicist Irvin Pooe.

Thami Shobede Cause of Death – How Did Thami Shobede Die

Thami Shobede’s cause of death was not revealed.

Thami Shobede Illness

According to a family source, Shobede’s organs failed and he slipped into a coma on Tuesday, 10 September 2019.

Thami Shobede Songs

  • Thenjiwe (Acoustic)
  • My Heart is Yours
  • Sthandwa
  • Letting Go (feat. Brenda Mtambo)
  • Ngaphesheya
  • Night and Day
  • I Love You
  • Ngiyakuthanda
  • Onjengawe
  • Angifuni
  • Thenjiwe (Ungenzeni)

Thami Shobede Twitter

Thami Shobede Instagram


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A lot has happened this year and I don’t think I could count it all one by one. As an artist I experienced what to me seems like the hardest year so far. My music remained getting into new audiences and I invested with @gallomusicsa as much as we all could to keep everything working for the good of everyone and it being December I think we did a great job with everything that’s happened. I also parted ways with my incredible manager @kimcopwatkins who I continue working with still but no longer on a full time basis. I single handedly with my friends @steve_morifi and @ss_sithole shot a self funded music vid (still to come) this was a true test for all of us but in the end an awesome project came out. And I am Proud. I also made the decision to finally get closer to my family for it is them that can hold my head up high without complaints. I also realised what a selfish friend I had been to all the people that had opened their arms to welcome me into the industry as a friend and Co-worker in the same industry. I had a brief teaching of who I need to be as a lover a friend a brother a son a nephew a cousin and as an artist. I gainned my first SAMA award nomination. And got to perform on even bigger stages than I have before which gave me an indication of what the future holds for my music. I lost my band due to financial constraints and have burned a lot of bridges with sound companies and some artists I worked with out of vision and hard work not knowing that the both need a financial backing. As much as I wish I could sort you all out I wanted you all to know that I am working hard to put all my depts to rest……. I mean who doesn’t owe any one?. The reason I am spilling all this out is because I have been writing an endurance test this entire year and I had to share with you all the good and the bad of what made my year Next week I’m heading to church December is busy but I will have time for both business and family. Stay tuned for my most amazing chapter yet. Called @thamishobede ‘s life in 2019. I have a feeling. It’s gonna be amazing. And to all who I have wronged I wanna apologize and hope we can get past all of it. I could have been Nsiki Mazwai🤔

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