MacG Biography

MacG Biography

MacG, a renowned DJ, house music producer, and podcaster from South Africa, has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment industry. His dynamic and energetic style of mixing and hosting various shows and events has made him a household name. He is also the brain behind ‘Podcast and Chill’, a YouTube series that hosts interviews with celebrities and influencers.

Early Life and Career of MacG

Born as Macgyver Mukwevho on November 6, 1988, in Limpopo, South Africa, MacG discovered his love for music and entertainment at a tender age. He attended Hyde Park High School where he actively participated in drama and music activities.

His career took off as a TV presenter on the youth program ‘Craze’ on eTV in 2000 when he was just 12 years old. His charisma and talent earned him popularity and recognition. He hosted the show for five years until 2005 when he had to leave due to poor academic performance.

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Post matriculation, he ventured into radio and joined YFM, a Gauteng-based radio station, where he worked as a DJ and producer. He also performed at various clubs and events, demonstrating his skills and passion for house music.

In 2010, he joined 947, a radio station in Johannesburg, where he served for eight years until 2018.

Podcast and Chill

In 2018, after leaving 947, MacG launched his own podcast series ‘Podcast and Chill’ on YouTube. The podcast features frank and controversial discussions with various guests from the entertainment industry, including Khanyi Mbau, John Kani, Pearl Thusi, Riky Rick, Nasty C, Julius Malema, and many others.

The podcast has amassed a large following and popularity among fans and listeners. It has also bagged several awards and nominations, such as the ‘Podcaster of the Year Award 2023’ at the DStv Content Creators Awards.

However, the podcast has also faced its share of challenges and controversies. In 2020, MacG lost some of his sponsors after making offensive remarks about the LGBTQI+ community and women on his show. He apologized for his comments and pledged to improve in the future.

In 2023, MacG alerted his audience and stakeholders about a scam email circulating on the internet. The email, claiming to be from Dudu, his producer, invited people to be guests on the podcast for a fee of up to $3000 (an estimated R57 000). He denounced the email as a scam and advised people to verify any invitations from the show.

MacG’s Business Ventures

MacG is the owner of Grandeur Gin, a premium gin brand. It is a bespoke and proudly South African gin, crafted for those who appreciate and celebrate the majestic grandeur and simplicity of African excellence.

The gin is a traditional London Dry style with strong juniper notes, subtle lemon, cucumber, and a hint of liquorice. It has an alcohol content of 43% and comes in a sleek black bottle with gold lettering.

Initially, Grandeur Gin was only available online at Takealot. However, MacG recently struck a significant deal with Makro and Pick N Pay, leading retailers in South Africa, to distribute and sell his product nationwide.

Personal Life of MacG

MacG’s partner is Naledi Monamodi, a YouTuber, public relations freelancer, and co-owner of Grandeur Gin. She runs a channel called ‘Toast with Naledi’, where she vlogs about beauty, travel, reality TV, and personal life. She and MacG have been in a relationship for several years and share two children, a son named Ziggy and a daughter named Zara.

During the ‘Road to 1 Million Celebration’ in July 2023, where he celebrated reaching one million subscribers on YouTube, MacG proposed to Naledi. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him in front of thousands of Chillers, his fans. He also expressed his gratitude to her for standing by him when he had nothing and letting him crash at her place.

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Net Worth

 Macgyver ‘MacG’ Mukwevho’s gross net worth to be at US$450,000 to US$750,000.

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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