Majota Mandlakayise Isaac Khambule, born December 4, 1974, better known as Phat Joe, is a famous South African TV and radio personality. He is well-known as the host of a late-night show, The Phat Joe Show. Phat Joe rose to stardom after he presented the second season of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.
Phat Joe Bio:
|Full Name:||Majota Mandlakayise Isaac Khambule|
|Date of Birth:||December 4, 1974|
|Place of Birth:||Mafikeng, North West|
|State of Origin:||Limpopo|
|Occupation:||TV and Radio Presenter|
Early Life and Education
Phat Joe’s early life saw him reside in Mafikeng, North West, and later in Polokwane, Limpopo, where his father held a lecturing position.
At the age of eight, his family emigrated to the United States of America, driven by the desire to escape the oppressive apartheid regime. During the ensuing twelve years in the U.S., he pursued his education and life there. In 1994, following South Africa’s transformative elections, Phat Joe’s parents returned to the country.
Upon their return, Phat Joe embarked on his broadcasting journey by joining the Mmabatho-based radio station Radio Bop in 1995. He took on the role of a radio DJ before transitioning to YFM in 1997.
His new role encompassed hosting the weekend breakfast show and serving as the station’s sales executive.
Harnessing his innovative spirit, he took on further responsibilities, eventually becoming the host of the weekday breakfast show in 1999, all while remaining at YFM.
Phat Joe pursued electronics engineering, and his academic journey led him through three distinguished institutions. These institutions include the University of South Africa, the University of Cape Town, and the University of North Carolina.
Phat Joe has an extensive hosting history, including his role as the host of the inaugural season of the popular gossip show, The Real Goboza.
He further expanded his hosting repertoire by leading the dating shows Take Me Out: South Africa in 2014 on SABC1, and Take Me Out: Mzansi in 2017 on Vuzu Amp.
Adding to his impressive hosting portfolio, Phat Joe took the reins for the second season of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.
Looking ahead, he’s set to take on another television venture as the host of the anticipated show, Temptation Island, scheduled to premiere on August 26, 2021.
Phat Joe Net Worth
Phat Joe has an estimated net worth of $800,000. He is an outstanding TV and radio personality.
Who is Phat Joe’s Wife?
Phat Joe is happily married to Palesa Morgan, and they have children together. They got married in 2016, after Phat Joe proposed in grand style.