Siyavuma! Celebrities Who Answered Their True Calling

List of celebrities that ply their trade in the entertainment industry that have answered the calling to become a Sangoma.



News of Mzansi’s celebrities answering their calling to serve their ancestors as sangomas resurfaced to the fore when speculation that Boity  had underwent training for the rare gift did the rounds this week. Boity later quelled the waters from the rumour mill, choosing her Instagram page to confirm the fact that she is indeed a sangoma.  She is one of a handful of entertainers in the country who have not been coy about their spiritual gift. Below is a list of celebrities who ply their trade in the entertainment industry that have embraced their calling.

READ: Is Boity Becoming A Sangoma?


Boity’s personality shines bright in congress with her gift. Photo Cred: Instagram

The actress and presenter is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have chosen to make their calling public. Of the few images that Boity has posted on her Instagram donning the traditional healer apparel, her personalty and spunk always couples the nicely captured frame. Slay girl!


Letoya has since returned to the television screen on SABC 1s Generations, The Legacy. Photo Cred:

Following learning of her spiritual gift, Letoya Makhene took a hiatus from a blossoming career that included acting and singing to focus on her calling. She has since returned to the small screen after finding it difficult to assist her patients partly due to her popularity.


The last episode of Dineo’s Diary ended on a cliffhanger when she visited a traditional healer to learn more about her gift. Photo Cred:

In season 4 of her reality show, Dineo’s DiaryDineo Ranaka had revealed details about her calling. The radio jock let camera’s into her world, documenting all her trials and tribulations, troubles and triumphs with no filter in sight.


The acapella group songstress made her calling public via her Facebook page where she detailed how ‘As Africans, at times we have to answer to greater beings than ourselves‘ (Full story here). The award winning group, The Soil had found a replacement in the interim however the vocalist has spoken of her return to singing.

READ: The Soil Singer Taking A Break To Attend Ancestral Calling

Lerato Mvelase

The first image Lerato posted after she returned from initiation. Photo Cred: Instagram

Actress Lerato Mvelase also embraced her calling using her social media platform to inform her fans about her journey. In the caption of her post, The Road  actress made mention of how taxing her journey was, being away from her loved ones and the connection that was strengthened with God and her ancestors in the three-month long initiation.


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