Benny Mayengani (born 11 January 1978) is a South African Xitsonga singer. He rose to fame following the release of his debut studio album Tiba Ben in 2011.
|Full Name||Benny Mayengani|
|Date of Birth||11 January 1978 (age 43 years old)|
|Place of Birth||Bolobedu, Limpopo, South Africa|
Benny Mayengani Age
He was born on 11 January 1978 in Bolobedu, Limpopo, South Africa. Mayengani is 43 years old as of 2021.
Benny Mayengani Career
He is known for his collaborations with Mr Jambatani, Prince Ranghani, Joe Shirimani na Vana va Ndoda under Limpopo Poison. He released his debut studio album Tiba Ben in 2011 which gained him prominent notability in the Xitsonga music industry.
On 28 September 2013 during Xitsonga Music Awards, Benny Mayengani has scored three nominations for Best Xitsonga Male Artist, Best Xitsonga Popular Song of the year and Best Xitsonga Album of the year. His 10th studio album Ni Happy which was released in 2019 was nominated at the Limpopo Music Awards for Best Male Artist.
Benny Mayingani apart from his musical career he became the first Tsonga musician to be an official of the Johannesburg Chamber as PR Councilor of City of Johannesburg accounted by Economic Freedom Fighters in 2016.
On 7 October 2019 Benny Mayengani quit as the PR Councilor of EFF. On February 2020 Limpopo Chairperson Stanley Mathabatha of African National Congress, officially welcomed Benny Mayengani to the ANC.
Lawsuits and Civil Disputes
“Fill Up” trademark
Benny Mayengani was looking forward to host music concert, #FillUpGiyaniStadium in 2018. He used a similar affix (“Fill Up”/”#FillUp”) as South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, which resulted in accusation made by Cassper Nyovest that Benny Mayengani used his trademark by sending Benny Mayengani a cease and desist letter.
Investigation revealed that Cassper Nyovest did not own the #FillUp trademark and can not take any action against Benny Mayengani.
- Tiba Ben – 2011
- President Mayengani – 2012
- Ntombhi yaku xonga – 2013
- December Revolution – 2014
- Nkondo wa Tuva – 2015
- Vayuda – 2014
- Nkelunkelu – 2015
- Vitanani Fire Brigade – 2016
- Tintoma – 2018
- Ni Happy – 2019
- Volume – 2019
Mayengani has an estimated net worth of $2 million.