Doja Cat’s father is South African performer and composer, Dumisani Dlamini who is known for featuring in the musical, “Sarafina!”
Doja Cat’s Father: Everything About The Singer’s Father?
Dumisani Dlamini is well known for featuring as “Crocodile” in the original Broadway cast of the musical, “Sarafina” and the 1992 film version.
He is a composer, choreographer and ambassador of Zulu culture. He was born in 1963 in Soweto, Johannesburg,South Africa. As of 2023, he is 60 years old.
His role as “Crocodile” in the original Broadway cast of the musical, “Sarafina” made him gain prominence on the international stage. He also starred in the 1992 film version of “Sarafina!” He has featured in other movies like, “Stander(2003) and Drum(2004)”
As a composer, he has composed music for many films and television shows and has also done choreography for many dance productions. He has an organisation known as the Dumisani Dlamini Dance Foundation, a nonprofit organisation that aims to provide dance training and education to young people in South Africa.
In 2004, he was nominated for a Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama Series. He was also awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by the South African government in 2005. In 2014, he received another award from the South African government in the area of National Order of Arts and Sciences. He was later appointed as South African Cultural Ambassador in 2018.
Doja Cat’s Father is an influential person in the South African arts community. His artistic works make him a role model for many people all over the world.
Doja Cat’s Early Life
She was born as Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamin on the 21st of October, 1995, in Tarzana, Los Angeles in California, United States of America to Deborah Sawyer and Dumisani Dlamini. Doja Cat is a popular rapper and a singer with a unique musical style. She was homeschooled from her third grade till her seventh grade. She is presently 28 years old and her zodiac sign is Libra.
She began her musical journey as a teenager where she taught herself to play the piano and the guitar. She began writing songs and uploading them to SoundCloud, where she got massive followers.
Her first song was an extended play that contains more tracks than a single and fewer than a full-length album or LP record. She launched her EP “Purrr!”, so as to introduce herself to a new audience in 2014 which enabled her to gain the attention of RCA Records.
Doja Cat’s Career
Doja is a phenomenal singer, rapper and songwriter. She is signed to RCA Records which is managed by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. Some of her hit songs include, “Say So, Like That, Juicy, Kiss Me More(ft SZA), Cyber S#x”, and many more.
She has been nominated for the Best Rap Song for “Say So” in 2020, Record of the Year(2021) for “Kiss Me More(ft SZA) in 2021, Best Female Rap Performance for “Say So” in 2021 from Grammy Awards. She also won the Favourite Female Hip-Hop Artist in 2021 from American Music Awards. She has received nominations and awards from other popular brands like, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and many more.
She is one of the most popular and successful rappers as she works hard on her dream and goals.
Relationship Between Doja Cat and Her Father Dumisani Dlamini
The relationship between father and daughter is an estranged one. Doja has consistently said that she is disappointed that her father has never been part of her life.
It must be noted that her parents parted ways over irreconcilable differences, hence her father has never been in life since she was born.
Her father, Dumisani Dlamini, on the other hand has been rumoured to have been trying to contact his daughter over the years but her management team kept blocking his chances hence he has not gotten the opportunity to meet her but he would love to meet her.