Vee Mampeezy Biography: Channel O, Age, Marriage, Career, Awards, Albums,Businesses, Brand Endorsements, Cars, House - Updated, 27th May 2020

From his broke days to being one of Botswana's richest musicians.

By  | May 27, 2020, 02:55 PM  | Odirile "Vee Mampeezy" Sento  | Top of The

Odirile Vee Sento, popularly known by his stage name Vee Mampeezy is Botswana’s most loved House - Kwasa sensation. Vee is also called kgosi ya stratla, Mpinche, and king of Kwaito kwasa. 

Here's a look at Vee's rise to fame

Vee Mampeezy Channel O


Who else would be appreciated by Channel O TV and have their music played back to back?

The legend... Vee Mampeezy! That's who.



Botswana appreciates you Mogolo Vee.

Vee Mampeezy Age


Vee was born and bred in Hukuntsi village in the Kgalagadi District in Botswana.

He was born on 17 May 1983. He is 36 years old.

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Vee Mampeezy Marriage 


Vee is married to Kagiso - a former model, Shell brand ambassador and a DJ.
 
The two met in 2003 during the President Holidays where Kagiso was taking a part in a beauty contest. 

Vee and Kagiso got married on his birthday, May 17, in 2014. Their lavish wedding was attended by the who’s who in the music industry, President Ian Khama and cabinet ministers. Kagiso’s dress was designed by famous fashion designer Gert Johan Coetzee.

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Vee has two children – a boy and a girl. 

His boy’s name is Elijah and he was born in 2007. His baby girl, Armani Amen Omatla, was born in December 2015. 

 

Vee Mampeezy Career


To kickstart his music career, Vee had to sell his property, phone, Timberland shoes and his CD player. He took the money and recorded his first song. Vee told GaonaLive that no record label wanted to sign him because they didn’t like his music. 

After raising enough money, Vee recorded his first song which he says opened doors for him and even secured him sponsorship from Yarona FM. In 2001, Vee released his first album Pompa Tswidi. His second album Lamalanga which he released in 2002 is what put him on the map. 

Vee has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. In 2019, he released Dumalana, a song featuring Zimbabwean artist Dr Tawanda.  The song has over two million views on YouTube. Another Zimbabwean artist that Vee has featured is Jah Prayzah

In 2016, he collaborated with South Africa’s biggest stars for his album Vee Mampeezy.  He featured Dj Maphorisa and Dj Buckz on the song Sele.

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He also worked with award-winning artist DJ Tira and Naak MusiQ on the song Jaiva which was also released in 2016. 

Other South African artists he has worked with include – Kuli Chana, the late Sfiso Ncwane, and multi-award-winning Hip-Hop artist Cassper Nyovest.
 

Vee Mampeezy Awards

 
Vee has won several awards, including the Metro FM One Africa award in 2017 for his song ‘I Do’.

He was the first artist from Botswana to win a Metro FM award.

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In 2019, Vee’s Dololo song won the best music video award at the President's Day Competitions.
 
“Dololo just won best video on the president awards 🔥🙌glory to the boss #JESUS!!!” Vee wrote on Facebook.


Also read - DJ Tira Hits Up Vee Mampeezy
 

Vee Mampeezy Unreleased Albums


In an interview with GaonaLive, Vee said he recorded his first album, but sadly it never got released. The Botswana star said he has no idea what happened to the album which he did while he still had sponsorship from Yarona FM

"Up to now, I don't know where the album is," he told GaonaLive.

In 2018, Vee lost a CD with unreleased music at the Maitisong Festival event in Lobatse. He offered P 10 000 reward to anyone who would find the CD.  


Vee Mampeezy Broke


After releasing his hit song Taku Taku Vee said he had no money. Although the hit was played everywhere, and everyone was expecting him to be rolling in cash, Vee says he didn’t even have money for bread. 

“I remember after Taku Taku, I didn’t have money. I couldn’t even buy bread”, the Botswana superstar told GaonaLive. 

He says he had to buy a bicycle in order to travel to go to gigs. At this low point in his life, all his friends were gone, and he says what kept him going was having faith that someday he will make it big.  

Vee Mampeezy Businesses 


Although Vee is signed under Universal Music Group – the biggest world-leading music company, he owns a record label called Black Money Makers. He started the label in 2006. 

Black Money Makers is situated in Gaborone. Under his label, he has signed artists such as Mentees, Mingo and Exodus.  

Vee has his own mineral water business. The MaVeeta mineral water was launched in 2010. He also owns his own line of condoms.  

The multi-award-winning artist likes giving to the poor and runs a charity organisation called JIL (Jesus is Love) Foundation where he often visits the poor to give them food.

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Vee Mampeezy Brand Endorsements


Vee is the brand ambassador of Orange Telecommunications. He was made the ambassador of the brand in 2017, and his contract was renewed in 2018.

He shared his excitement on Facebook. 
 
 “JESUS has done it again. The good news is I want to announce that I've just signed a new deal with Orange for 2 years. Most of the contracts were 1 year but this one is the longest and first of its kind!!!! Next week I'm revealing the artwork and name of my new album. Album loading .......... 27%” he wrote. 



Vee is also an ambassador for JB Sports - one of the leading sneaker and sports fashion retailer in Botswana. He was made ambassador in 2017.


 

Vee Mampeezy Controversy


Vee has been accussed of supporting local artists after they receive recognition.  William Last KRM posted a video of himself singing Don't wake me up on his Instagram page and he got out a shout out from Chris Brown.

Just after the American singer posted William, Vee Mampeezy took a screenshot of the post and posted it to his own Twitter account. 

This shoutout did not go well for a Twitter user called @_Mjasco. The tweep decided to put Vee on blast and claim the Dumalana hitmaker was only recognising William now just because he had been endorsed internationally.

Of course this accusation did not sit well with his fans who felt Vee was being attacked unfairly. A fan even went back into the archives to prove that Vee has always supported William.

Vee who usually ignores insults and accusations just let it slide and kept it moving. 

Vee Mampeezy Cars 


Vee drives some of the most expensive cars in the world.  

In an Instagram post he shared, he showed off eight of his luxurious cars. His cars range from Range Rover, Mercedez Benz, VW and BMW.

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He bought a Porsche and shared his excitement on Instagram.

“ I never thought one day I will say "honey where are the keys for the Porsche" JESUS Thank u for another blessing..PORSCHE!!!WOW, I'm humbled,” he captioned the picture of the Porsche.

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Vee Mampeezy House 


Vee owns a mansion. His beautiful house has a pool and a big yard, where he often posts pictures of himself chilling.

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