Getting To Know The Man Behind The #JohnVuliGate Dance Challenge

Getting To Know The Man Behind The #JohnVuliGate Dance Challenge

Limpopo Boy Bujwa is undoubtedly one of the country’s most recognized dancers in the entertainment industry. The dancer is all sorts of flames with his magical dance stunts and skills, and he continues to steal the hearts of his legion of fans who are often left mesmerized by his artistry.

ZAlebs recently caught up with the entertainer who is also a dancer for talented musician Makhadzi. Bujwa burst onto the dance with his YouTube videos showcasing his signature dance moves and he has since become a household name.

“It was through social media particularly YouTube that I got recognized by people, who then got me to what is seen as being famous today, there is still a lot to be improved but I am grateful for what has transpired in the journey,

The gifted dancer has garnered millions of views from his YouTube video, proving that he is hot property and he says dancing to him is a calling.

“Dancing is a calling to me, it comes naturally. It would be disrespectful of me to attribute my gift to any individual, but also I had a point to prove that even village kids from unforgotten corners of our country can be as great as those in the Townships and cities.”


Bujwa hails from the streets of Botlokwa in Polokwane, Limpopo. He says he has two siblings and he was born into a family of hardworking individuals.

“My family did not have millions of rands but plenty of love and care, we were supported in our dreams, we grew up well and it was fun growing up in Botlokwa,” he says.

The entertainer stole the hearts of many people when he performed with BET award-winning artist Sho Madjozi at the prestigious Global Citizen Festival headlined by the likes of Beyonce, and Tiwa Savage, and they livened the stage up with their performance.

Bujwa says he is a workaholic of note and he enjoys what he does. Although he has managed to build a career in the entertainment industry out of being a dancer he says, he will still love to further his studies because education to him is important.

Bujwa says he completed his matric in 2013 and went to college to pursue his studies in Management Assistant before dancing took over his life.

“I did native courses and I would also like to further my studies in business management-related courses with regards to related future business endeavors,” he states.

Bujwa says he does not only survive through dancing but he has other business collaborations like shoe ranges. The dancer who is passionate about teaching young people how to dance says, he still has a lot to achieve in life and he is planning on opening his own institutions.

It is no secret that the #JohnVuliGateChallenge has spawned a viral dance challenge on social media. This follows after a video of young women seen shaking their assets in tune with the catchy amapiano song went viral on social media.

Bujwa said although the challenge has gone viral, the dance moves started with his very own dance called #SdudlaDance, which then turned into a challenge.

“Sdudla dance is a dance that was formed jokingly, I was teasing this big friend of mine in a club one night, I then later took it to the South African State Theatre where my fanbase was huge still is to date and then that’s when the public fell in love with it. We then created a hashtag that got the country going at that time,”

“Recently a song that matched the dance style was created called John Vuli Gate and South Africans then joined the queue and hashtag by dancing to the song using Sdudla dance some using John Vuli Gate challenge. I am happy that my work is really entertaining south Africans even though they don’t credit me,” he explains.

Bujwa who is one of Makhadzi’s permanent dancers says working with her has been nothing short of amazing.

“I have been working with Makhadzi for over 3 years now and it has been beautiful to see her evolve and grow over the years it is really exceptional working with this giant of an artist.”

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