Evodia Mogase (born November 17th), popularly known as Madam Evodia, is a TV host, producer, entrepreneur, and producer who achieved massive fame after her appearance in the Real Housewives of Johannesburg (RHOJ) reality show. The Reality TV star has conveniently kept her date of birth and real age a secret to the dismay of her teeming fans.
Even though she had a presence in the South African entertainment scene before the show, she further leveraged the fame she achieved on it to expand her already successful brand. She started as a teacher, then grew into a caterer, and eventually, other businesses, including supply contracts to different companies that have made her a very rich woman.
Evodia Mogase’s Actual Age Is A Mystery
Evodia Mogase is a Soweto-born entertainer who was born into a poor family where her mother, Lousia worked in a factory and her father Rueben was a salesman. Despite being in the limelight for a long time, Madam has managed to keep the intimate details of her life, including her actual age from the public. She has been so strategic about this and actually openly celebrates her birthday on the 17th of November every year but what remains a mystery is how old she actually is.
Evodia Mogase Started Out Her Career As A Teacher
Mogase has done a lot to keep her early life private, as there is not a lot of information available on the type of childhood she had or the schools she attended. However, it is public knowledge that she attended the University of Limpopo where she earned her Bachelor’s degree.
Right after college, she started teaching Biology in a secondary school and did this for a year before she got bored with the role, she did not feel sufficiently challenged at work and decided that she wanted to pursue other ventures.
Madam Evodia Has Made It To The Top Through Hard Work And Dedication
The first thing she ventured into after her teaching career was catering. It is worth noting that it was upon this business that she came to the wealth she currently has. When Mogase made the decision to go into catering, she started a business as a caterer. Right now, she is one of the successful caterers in South Africa and is popularly known for the 5-year contract she won with South Africa’s electricity utility company Eskom. At Eskom, she served as the company’s Vegetarian Manager.
Evodia Mogase’s business which she started 2 years after she left university has grown into a conglomerate of its own. She now provides a range of services, including the promotion and resale of certain products like Herbalife Product where she is recognized as a Herbalife Independent Member.
One of the biggest things she has done in her career is joining the cast of the Real Housewives of Johannesburg. She was part of the show’s first season and was a fan favorite, notable for her catchphrase “what a joke ma darling”. As a result of her love for Versace, she came to be called Queen of Versace. Mogase was only on the show for one season and by the end of the first season, she announced her exit which was taken with a pinch of salt by viewers who in turn were heartbroken when she really did not return for the show’s second season. Speaking on her exit from the show, the show producers clarified that there was no bad blood and it was an amicable departure. The entrepreneur had only wanted to do the thing she was best known for, run more businesses and the show was not giving her the time she needed for that.
Evodia Mogase is also known for giving motivational talks and one thing she has said often is that all the wealth that she has accrued is proof that women do not need men to make money. This is a mantra that she chants often and offers it as an encouragement to other women who are looking to venture into their own businesses. The socialite is also known for taking up interesting projects that deviate from her regular kind of business. She had once expressed an interest in running her own panel beating service, and this stems from the love she has for cars.
Did Evodia Mogase Get a Plastic Surgery?
Being a celebrity comes with its own problems and when the spotlight is on you, all parts of your existence are amplified, both the good and the ugly. The same is the case for Evodia Mogase, who has had her share of scandals. An interesting event that happened in the socialite’s life was when it came to the limelight that she had done plastic surgery in the past. Apparently, Evodia Mogase had carried out breast enhancement surgery and this is something she was not ashamed of and actually liked.
As a representative of Herbalife she has come under scrutiny for the validity of the claims that the product has, but there has been no major damage to her reputation because of the products.
Evodia Mogase’s First Marriage Ended In A Divorce
Evodia has lived an interesting life in all ways possible, including her love life. She got divorced in 2009 on the grounds of her husband’s infidelity. There is not a lot of information available on the identity of her previous husband. However, she has revealed that when she left him, she had nothing to her name and this was after she had helped him start a business. After the divorce, she lived in very uncomfortable situations and chose to remain independent. The man she divorced is now long dead.
Madam Evodia Appears To Have Found Love Again
In 2018, she got into another relationship, and just as there are little to no details of her first husband, so are there no details about the man she is currently dating. The socialite has two children, Mercy, and Princess. Mercy is said to be her child from her first marriage, while she and her current partner birthed Princess. From the look of things, she seems really happy but has continued to guard jealously, the identity of her current partner.
Moreover, Mogase has spoken at length about the troubles she had with conceiving, dealing with cysts, miscarriages, and fibroids, all of which made it hard for her to have kids. For her second child, Princess, a lot of money was spent to ensure that she had her.
Madam has taught her daughter – Mercy all the strategies to make it big in the entertainment industry. The mother and daughter duo have made appearances on Real Housewives of Johannesburg. They launched their own show in 2020 called “Madam and Mercy”. Mercy also works with her mother on Herbalife and several other projects.
From her posts on social media, Madam Evodia enjoys a close relationship with her daughter who she refers to as her best friend. She has several posts and pictures on her page celebrating Mercy’s several wins. Mercy is also quick to celebrate her mother and it’s just cute to watch.