Mazivelela calls for unity

Zimbabwean-born singer, Njabulo Mazivelela Mnkandla’s second album highlights the need for unity in Southern Africa. “Our region is very down in terms of music. Piracy is crippling our industry and many artists are failing to cope. My album tries to unite Africans across the southern region.

People are suffering and through my music there is hope,” said Mazivelela. The 35-year-old, who runs a car repair garage in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, first broke into the music scene in 1995, when he joined then Bulawayo-based Ndebele mbaqanga group, Isizukulwane, for four years.

In 1999, he left the band to seek greener pastures in neighbouring South Africa, where he continued to sing on a part-time basis and recorded his debut album, The Beginning/Shikisha in 2004.

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