His little girl is fast asleep in the nursery upstairs while kwaito music plays softly in the lounge. He may be one of South Africa’s most well-known musicians but at home he plays second fiddle to the latest addition to his household. Theo Kgosinkwe, one half of the successful music duo Mafikizolo, is besotted with his new baby girl. Theo and wife Vourne´ Kgosinkwe welcomed little Oratilwe Alexis-Sky in January and the newborn has taken centre stage in their lives.
The singer, who has two children from his previous marriage, knows how important it is for moms to catch their breath but Vourne´ doesn’t want to miss a thing. “She’s very close to the baby,” Theo says.
“Sometimes I want her to rest and trust me with her, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. Fifteen minutes might not be much, but it could do a lot for her as a first-time mom.”We’re chatting to the couple in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. Their helper, who steps in as an extra pair of hands, welcomes us into their three-bedroom home where Theo’s accolades and awards dot the TV stand.