Find Out All About Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, Painter, and Mother to Doja Cat

We have often seen with celebrities and famous people that fame is contagious. Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a good example of one who gets much attention for being tied to her famous daughter.

She’s mother to American rapper and singer, Doja Cat. 

Although she’s well-known for being the mother of the multiple awards winner, she has done well for herself as a painter and a cloth designer.

So, is there more to Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer? Keep reading to find out what we know about her early days, career, net worth, and family.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Biography 

a younger Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer with her daughter

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is a painter and a cloth designer. 

She hasn’t shared many details about her early life. But, we do know she got her artistry talent from her mother who was a talented painter.

In 1993, she attended The College of New Jersey in Ewing, where she got a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. She then furthered at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1995, earning a master’s degree in painting.

However, she now focuses on designing clothes.

Deborah met her ex-husband Dlamini in New York during one of his Sarafina tours and they soon started dating and got married in the 90s. They lived together for some years before he returned to South Africa, leaving her to raise her kids alone.

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Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is an artist and cloth designer. 

She started her career as a painter and visual designer. 

Her daughter, Doja Cat, revealed in her interview with VladTV in 2020 that she has done painting and digital art, but now designs men’s clothing.

What Is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s Net Worth?

There’s no official statement on Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s net worth. However, some sources claim she has a net worth of $1 million.

Meet Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s Family 

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer being a quiet person has not revealed much about her parents and siblings.

However, according to Doja Cat, who revealed that her mother and grandmother’s artistic talent had influenced her passion for arts, we do know that her mother was a painter too.

Elizabeth got married to Dumisani Dlamini in the 90s and they separated some years later.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer's ex-husband, Dumisani Dlamini

Dumisani Dlamini, South African actor and dancer was born on the 23rd of October, 1963. He’s a talented actor with over 30 years of experience.

He started his career as a dancer and was cast in the musical, Sarafina in 1987. Fortunately, he hit the limelight for his role as Crocodile in the film adaptation, which featured Whoopi Goldberg.

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Meet Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer’s Children 

Doja Cat, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer's super star daughter

According to several sources, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer has three children, two girls, and one boy However, we’re only familiar with Doja Cat and a son whom she’d filed a restraining order against.

Doja Cat, with birthname Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, is the most famous of her children, born on the 21st of October, 1995.

She’s an American singer and rapper, with numerous awards in her name.

She started singing as a teenager, and after getting the attention of RCA Record, she released her debut EP, “Purr”  in 2014.

She has built a successful music career, winning several awards including Grammy, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, etc. Her songs have graced the US Billboard Top 10 multiple times.

Also, Doja has a good relationship with her mother, whom she revealed influenced her career. Her father, who wasn’t in the picture, had left her mother to bring her up.

While growing up, her mother had put her in several performing art schools, where she took part in dance and other arts, which impacted her choice of career.

Raman Dalithando Dlamini

On the other hand, Raman Dalithando Dlamini, the brother to Doja Cat, isn’t quite popular. However, he made the news recently for allegedly assaulting his mother and sister.

Deborah had filed a restraining order against him. However, Raman had denied the accusations.

How Old Is Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Age?

There are controversial statements regarding the date of birth of Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, as several sources claim she was born in 1970 and others claim 1963.

Unfortunately, there’s no verifiable information regarding her date of birth.

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer Now

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer is now focused as a designer of men’s clothing.

End Note

Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer got famous for being the mother to award-winning rapper and singer, Doja Cat.

However, she’s an established painter and also designs men’s clothing.

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Marymartin Okoabu
Marymartin Okoabu

Chinonso Marymartin Okoabu is a creative writer who focuses on SEO contents and fictions. With more than two years experience in SEO writing, she writes articles for websites. In her spare time, she crafts short stories that explore life experiences. Her creative works have been published on different websites and Love Feast Magazine. She is the winner of the E C. Michael's prize for short stories, 2022.

Chinonso is a graduate of Human Anatomy from the University of Calabar.
She hails from Ibusa in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state.

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