Who is Doja Cat Mom, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer?

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is the mother of a famous American Singer and Rapper Doja Cat. Doja cat has famously rapped about her mother’s influence on her career.

If you are a fan of Doja Cat you might know that Deborah is the artist’s big inspiration. Doja Cat is very successful as an artist and she credits that success to her mother.

Who is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer?

Deborah did not become famous until her daughter blew up. Despite being pretty popular, we don’t really know much about her. She keeps her private life away from the public. We do know that she was born in 1963 and he is 57 years old and she was born in the USA.

She has Jewish roots besides, this nothing is known about her place of birth and family though. The details about her education and background are also not made public.

Deborah is an artist

We know a lot of things about Deborah’s occupation and we will talk about it here. Deborah is actually an incredibly talented painter and she started painting at a very young age and sources say that Deborah is really passionate about it.

Deborah developed a love for art from her family especially since her grandmother was a very talented artist as well so, she learned a lot from her. Not just Her grandmother but Deborah’s mother was also a skilled painter. Deborah makes paintings of environments and she uses oil, wax, and other tools to make amazing paintings.

Her color mixing skill is impeccable and she loves to experiment with different colors. Deborah has a whole website just for showing her talents. She exhibits her works on the website.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Married Life

Deborah was married to Dumisani Dlamini, a South African actor and producer. He has been working in the field of entertainment for many years with good experience and many outstanding works.

The couple met for the first time during the “Sarafina” tour in the US and in the tour the duo got in love maybe it can be due to their same professional background.

After the tour ended everybody returned back to South Africa but Dumisani stayed there and started to date Sawyer.

The couple did marry after some time of their love life and they were also blessed with three children’s including Amala Zandie Dlamini aka Doja Cat.

Why Did They Divorce?

After their marriage, the couple planned to move to South Africa but nothing was as per their plan so, they stayed in Seattle, USA. Leaving South Africa and staying far from family, friends and starting a new life in the USA was not easy for him because his career in the entertainment industry was flourishing in his hometown.

Staying in the USA for more than 15 years his desire to move to South Africa did still not succeed and finally, he thought to move but at the time his family was not ready. So, the couple planned to move on their own way as a result, Sawyer and her kids lived in USA and Dlamini moved back to South Africa.

In an Interview, Doja said, “My dad’s proud of me. He’s excited. He’s all over my Instagram. But what’s funny is I never met him. He’s all in the comments like, ‘My African princess!’ And I’m like ‘Whaaaat?!’”

“God bless him. He’s so talented. If I get an ounce of anything of talent and dancing, it’s from him.”

But in another interview, Dlamini has said that “I am close to my kids, all of them. I love them, and they love me.”

Deborah Inspired Doja Cat’s Musical Style


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Doja has credited her hard work and inspiration towards her mother, She once said, “I used to live in New York, my mom was kind of a hip-hop head,” Doja Cat explained. “[It’s] really ironic because I’m Jewish, my grandma’s Jewish, [my mom’s] white and was never exposed to music like that until she started meeting people and was like, ‘Wow I really love this.’ Once she had me, she would play a lot of Erykah Badu, a lot of Fugees, and Jamiroquai and Seal, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, a lot of stuff like that…”

Doja has always appreciated the hard work done by her mother to raise them and she also said that her music inspiration used to come from Deborah and granny’s paintings.

In a 2019 interview with Dummy, she said, “It’s definitely genetic,” she said. “My mom paints and my grandma paints. They’re so, so good. My grandma actually opened a gallery and sold paintings.”

Who is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s daughter, Doja Cat?

Date of Birth 1963
Profession Painter
Relationship Married
Daughter Doja Cat

American rapper and singer Doja Cat’s real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini. She was born on October 21, 1995, in Los Angeles, California. The 25-year-old started her musical career at 16 years of age after she dropped out of high school.

She taught music to herself by starting to record on GarageBand and started uploading tracks to SoundCloud until she was signed by a Major Record Label.

Doja Cat releaser her debut album Amala in 2018. The album wasn’t a smashing success or anything but the lead single “Moo!” garnered immense popularity.

The song is hilarious and she imagines herself as a cow. This became a viral sensation. She became popular in 2019 and also released a second album which did pretty well.

Doja Cat

Net Worth

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a really gifted painter as we have discussed. She has also made some appearances on the silver screen and she is the mother of a successful young rapper.

All of these things mean that Deborah makes a really great living. Although we don’t how much exactly does she earns, we can speculate that she lives a life of luxury. Her income sources seem diverse and once we know her exact value, we will definitely spread the word.

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