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Female Artist of the Week: Makhadzi

Makhadzi is a South African singer, songwriter, and dancer who has become a rising star in the African music scene. Her unique sound, which blends traditional Venda music with modern beats, has made her one of the most exciting and dynamic artists on the continent.

Makhadzi was born Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona in the Limpopo province of South Africa in 1996. She began her career as a dancer, performing in local shows and festivals. Makhadzi's journey in the music industry began in 2012 when she released her first album, "Yo Shoma." The album was well-received and helped to establish her as a rising star in the local music scene. She continued to build on this success with subsequent releases, including "Shumela Venda" and "Matorokisi."

However, it was her 2020 release, "Kokovha," that truly catapulted her to national and international fame. The album was a huge success, garnering critical acclaim and earning her a spot on the prestigious Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list. The lead single from the album, "Murahu," featuring Mr. Brown, has over 13 million views on YouTube and has become a fan-favorite across the continent.

Makhadzi Mdundo Facts

Joined Mdundo in 2021

Number Of Downloads: Over 2 Million

Mdundo Rank: 20

Monthly Listeners: 59,238

Top Songs:

  • Milandu

  • Nakupenda feat Diamond Platnumz

  • Tshintsha Magear

  • Mama

  • Ghanama

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In recognition of this Makhadzi has been named one of the Mdundo Female Artist of the Week, a prestigious honor given to female artists who are making a significant impact on the African music scene. She was recognized for her innovative sound and her ability to bring together diverse musical influences to create something truly unique.

Several key milestones, including numerous award nominations and performances at major African music festivals, have marked Makhadzi's career. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in African music, including Master KG, Sho Madjozi, and DJ Call Me. Her music has been streamed millions of times on platforms like YouTube and Spotify.

Despite her success, Makhadzi remains committed to using her platform to empower African women in music. She has been vocal about the challenges faced by female artists in the industry and is passionate about creating opportunities for other women to succeed.

Overall, Makhadzi is a true trailblazer in African music, and her career serves as an inspiration to women everywhere who are looking to make their mark in the industry. With her unique sound, infectious energy, and unwavering commitment to her craft, she is sure to continue making waves in the years to come.


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