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.
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.
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.
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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