MphowaBadimo Michelle Mvundla is a 27-year-old South African Sangoma, YouTuber, reality star, advocate and spiritual teacher. She became popular after making it to the finals of Big Brother Mzansi in 2022. On the 3rd of April 2022 Mpho wa Badimo was announced as the winner of 2022 Big Brother Mzansi.
Full name: Michelle Dimpho Mvundla
Date of birth: August 9, 1994 (age- 27 years old)
Place of birth: Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Province
Occupation: Sangoma, YouTuber, Reality star, advocate, Spiritual teacher
TV Shows: Big Brother Mzansi
Early life of Michelle Mpho wa Badimo Mvundla
She was born as Michelle Dimpho Mvundla but she is professionally referred to as Mpho wa Badimo, a nickname which is from Dimpho (gifts) and is associated with her ancestors (Badimo). So Mpho wa Badimo means “A gift of ancestors”. She was born in a small town of Daveyton in Ekurhuleni district in Gauteng Province in South Africa on the 9th of August 1994.
Growing up in Daveyton town in Ekurhuleni, MphowaBadimo always dreamt of becoming a reality TV star. She wanted to be party of BBMzansi which used to be called Big Brother South Africa since 2001. She probably attained her basic education (primary and secondary school) in Daveyton before relocating to the main city of Johannesburg.
Television career and fame of Michelle Mvundla MphowaBadimo
On 23 January 2022, MphowaBadimo Michelle Mvundla was part of the group which joined the reality show of Big Brother Mzansi as a contestant. The group had 18 contestants and five housemates (contestants) — Tulz, Mpho, Themba, Gash1 and Libo — made it to the finale.
On the 3rd of April 2022, Big Brother Mzansi announced the winner of the year’s season and Mpho wa Badimo was the winner thus crowned winner of Big Brother Mzansi. She walked away with an award of R2 million (rands) which she said she will invest to support her family. Mpho was praised for her authentic win, one without the backing of housemates after she had been nominated for eviction week after week. [ ¹]
Since Mpho is a Sangoma, most housemates didn’t like her as they didn’t believe in her African spirituality. But her fans have often defended her against housemates who mocked her spirituality. [ ²]
Personal life of Mpho wa Badimo Michelle Mvundla
Mphowabadimo exudes a gentle, laid-back vibe, describing herself as cheerful and pleasant yet with “zero tolerance for foolishness.” She is a loving mother (meanig she has children) as well as a spiritual being whose passion and vocation is to cure others. She is a nurturer who enjoys cheering others up when they aren’t feeling well.
Michelle Mvundla enjoys getting tattoos, shopping, and cooking, and she feels that food unites people. She feels she will leave an indelible mark on the souls, spirits, and hearts of her Housemates. Michelle Mvundla MphowaBadimo possesses a spiritual gift that allows her to heal, connect, and provide closure to a large number of individuals. She’s bad at pretending, so she’ll just be herself in the House, but she might disguise her sangoma status at first so she can get to know her Housemates. [ ³]
Mpho Wa Badimo social media
Mpho is on Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Her Instagram account has got 160 thousand followers as of 2022. Her Instagram social handle is @mpho_wa_badimo for those who want to follow her.
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