Donald Biography: Age, Career, Music & Net Worth


Donald (born 7 February 1985), is a South African Afro-soul singer, songwriter, recording artist and entertainer.


Donald Age

Donald was born in the village of Kraalhoek in the North West province on February 7, 1985. He is 39 years old as of 2024 and celebrates his birthday on February 7th every year.

Donald Career

He began singing at a young age in the church choir, and this is where his musical talent was discovered.

In 2008, he inked a recording deal with South African DJ Cleo on his Will of Steel imprint. The label released his debut album, which received a lukewarm reception. He departed from the DJ Cleo’s label, started his own imprint, D-Exclusive in 2011, and began production on his second album Train of Love there.

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He rose to fame in 2011 with his Album greatest single I Deserve, which later appeared on his much anticipated and critically acclaimed second album Love Train, which was released in 2012. He released three singles from the album, titled I Deserve, Denial, and Over the Moon.

I Deserve topped the RAMs Top 100 & Top 40 charts, as well as entering the Top 10 on the Media Guide charts, instantly making him a household name in South Africa.

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The success of the album brought him much attention, enabling him to make appearances on South African TV shows Rhythm City, 3Talk with Noeleen, MTV Base, Vuzu and various others. Over the Moon became a well-known song in Africa at large.

Donald has worked with fellow South African acts, such as Kelly Khumalo, KB, Malaika, Selaelo Selota and rapper Slikour. Donald was nominated for the Best New Artist at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.

In 2013, Donald became the stand-out artist at the 2013 Metro FM Music Awards for having been the most nominated artist, among which were Best Produced Album, Best Video, Best Male and Best Dance Album.

Two years later, in 2015, his album critically acclaimed album Train of Love was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.

In March 2015, Donald was featured on Dreamteam’s first single “What’s Your Name” off their debut studio album Dreams Never Die, along with South African singer NaakMusiq.

His third studio album Black and White, was certified Gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa, only three months after its release in 2014.

Donald Music

Title Album Details Certification
Know You Better
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Will of Steel Productions
  • Formats: CD
Train of Love
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: D-Exclusive, Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
RISA: Platinum
Black and White
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: D-Exclusive, Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
RISA: Platinum

Donald Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $300 000.



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