5 Things about Mbuzeni Mkhize: Rihanna-impressing Maskandi star

5 Things about Mbuzeni Mkhize: Rihanna-impressing Maskandi star

The Maskandi star, Mbuzeni Mkhize, has been the talk of the town since the news that Rihanna wants to collaborate on a song with him was released.

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Mbuzeni performed his remix of Diamonds by Rihanna in Istanbul, Turkey a year ago, when he was scouted. He received a call from the team of the LA-based pop star that she wanted to collaborate on a song with him after he had remixed her 2012 hit track, Diamonds.

Briefly.co.za knows what an incredible achievement it is for a Mzansi artist to be approached by a world-renowned international artist and be asked to do a collab. Mbuzeni has definitely levelled up.

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As the name Mbuzeni Mkhize is now all over social media, we thought that it would be good to get to know our lit Mzansi artist a little better. So, here are 5 things about Mbuzeni (other than the fact that Rihanna wants to make a song with him).

1. Mbuzeni comes from the KwaZulu-Natal province.

2. The Rihanna-impressing artist is 31 years old.

3. This year, Mkhize received a SAMA nomination in the Best Maskandi Album category, but unfortunately lost to Sgwebo Sentambo.

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4. He ain’t no newbie. Mkhize has been in the music industry for over 10 years.

5. Mbuzeni has seven albums under his belt. His seventh album is called 'Wavuma'.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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