Lebo “Shugasmakx” Mothibe is a South African rapper, actor and entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and star of iconic local hip-hop brand Skwatta Kamp.
Born in Soweto to David Mothibe and Gloria Mahlaba, Shugasmakx made his first television appearance at the age of 9 years. He made appearances in various ads and programmes from 1991 to 1997.
Moving from Soweto in 1994 and making his way to the Leondale on the East Rand of Johannesburg, Shugasmakx found a new love in his life - hip-hop music - after meeting long time business partner and friend Siyabonga "Slikour" Metane.
Since recording his first demo with his friends under the alias of Exercizm at Zako Music (responsible for success stories such as Rebecca Malope) in 1996, the group became known to thousands as Skwatta Kamp, South Africa’s leading hip-hop brand.
Shugasmakx still visits the screen from time to time for small cameo roles and is currently the director of Buttabing Entertainment, which began as management for Skwatta Kamp and Slikour and has evolved as a record company and entertainment powerhouse with involvement in events and various musical productions.
He is also a director of Ventilation Productions, a hip-hop lifestyle brand, and a director of LBG Transport, dedicated to vehicle and transport solutions.
In 2014 he co-hosted (with Dineo Moeketsi) the Mzansi Magic reality series My Perfect Proposal, which documents the days before and after the wedding proposals of various couples.
Strictly Come Dancing
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Shugasmakx was one of the celebrity contestants on the fifth season of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing, from September to December, 2008. His professional dance partner was Seipati Nthoesane.
The first two weeks of the competition were non-elimination rounds, with the judges scoring dances by the male celebrities in Week 1 and the female celebrities in Week 2.
Shugasmakx and Seipati performed in the first week and were given the lowest scores by the judges, totalling 17/40. They were advised by the judges to work a lot harder if they wanted to stay in the competition.
Although they improved for the first elimination round (Episode 3, 16 October) to 20/40 they were still in the bottom two and had to face a dance-off against Judith Sephuma and her partner Eksteen Traut.
Judith and Eksteen won the dance-off, and Shugasmakx and Seipati were the first couple eliminated from the competition.
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