Mzwakhe Mbuli bio: age, spouse, parents, poems, songs, albums, profile

Mzwakhe Mbuli bio: age, spouse, parents, poems, songs, albums, profile

Mzwakhe Mbuli is a former Deacon at Apostolic Faith Mission Church in Naledi Soweto South Africa. He is a Mbaqanga singer and poet. He is also the father of Mzwakhe Mbuli junior known as Robot Boii.

Mzwakhe Mbuli bio

Mzwakhe Mbuli. Photo: @mzwakhembuli
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Mbuli has been hunted over and over again for his political convictions. He is commonly referred to as The People's Poet, Tall man, Mbulism, or The Voice of Reason.

Mzwakhe Mbuli profile

  • Full name: Mzwakhe Mbuli
  • Date of birth: 1st August 1959
  • Place of birth: Sophiatown, South Africa
  • Mzwakhe Mbuli age: 61 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: South African
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Zukiswa Damse
  • Profession: Poet, singer
  • Net worth: $1 million

Mzwakhe Mbuli biography

The poet was born on 1st August 1959 in Sophiatown, South Africa. Mzwakhe Mbuli parents are Elijah Katali (father) and Roselinah Msuthukazi Mbuli (mother).

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In 1966, his hometown was bulldozed, and his family (made of seven siblings) were forcibly moved to Soweto. His father trained him in traditional mbube songs. He took him along a series of mbube sessions conducted by workers.

Mbuli attended local and school-based theatre groups. He also attended Zulu dance festivals and music events throughout his youth.

Career

He began his career after the Soweto Uprising on 16th June 1976. It was crucial for forming his opinions and beginning his career as a poet. In 1979, he performed for the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) as a member Khuyhangano. He has performed numerous poems both at the local and international level.

Mzwakhe Mbuli poems list include:

  • Sies
  • Ignorant
  • Don’t Push Us Too Far
  • The Noble Charter
  • Let Me Remember
  • Pitoli
  • Education Hijack
  • Change is Pain
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As a singer, he used relatable events from the 20th century in South Africa in his lyrics from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Other songs were used to merely speak to contemporary situations in the country. Mzwakhe Mbuli songs include:

Mzwakhe Mbuli songs

Mzwakhe Mbuli during one of his performances. Photo: @MzwakheMbuli
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  • God Bless Africa
  • God The Best
  • The Day Shall Dawn
  • Madiba
  • Ivangeli Lakudala
  • Kwazulu Natali
  • Piloti
  • Emandulo
  • Giya
  • Ukulimala Kwenqondo
  • Song for God
  • No Love No Life
  • Africa Sing
  • Voice of Reason
  • The Stone
  • Thul'ungakhali
  • Confidence Builder
  • It's Sad in this World
  • Afrophobia
  • Lusaka
  • Racism
  • Izigi
  • Covid 19 Classic
  • Ignorant
  • Emnqamlezweni
  • Uyeyeni
  • Papa Stop the War
  • Racism is Barbarism
  • Anti-Drugs
  • Ujonah
  • Sisi Bayasinyanyisa
  • Nkosi Sikelela

In 1986, Mzwakhe recorded his first underground album, which later became known as Change is Pain. Unfortunately, the album was banned shortly after its release by the apartheid government because of its influence among the revolutionary groups in the country.

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Mzwakhe Mbuli songs

Vuka Darkie song will set the captives free. Photo: @mzwakhembuli
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Some of the other Mzwakhe Mbuli albums are:

  • 1993 - Africa
  • 1986 - Change is Pain
  • 2009 - KwaZulu Natal
  • 2015 - Umzwakhe Ubonga Ujehova
  • 1992 - Resistance is Defence
  • 2009 - Mbulism
  • 2018 - The Best of Mzwakhe Mbuli
  • 2012 - Amandla
  • 2009 - Izigi (footsteps)
  • 1989 - Unbroken Spirit
  • 2015 - Greatest Hits: Born Free But Always in Chains
  • 2009 - The Voice of Reason
  • 2007 - Thunder (Ladum'Izulu)
  • 2008 - Tribute to Mandela
  • 2006 - All the Hits
  • 2013 - Patriotic Love

Mzwakhe Mbuli spouse and kids

The singer is the husband to Zukiswa Damse. The duo met in Mogale City West of Jozi in early 2015. They dated for a few months and tied the knot in August the same year. Previously, he was traditionally married to Thembeka Ndaba in 2010 in KwaZulu Natal.

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Net worth

Mzwakhe has earned a significant sum of money from his career as a singer and poet. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021.

Mzwakhe Mbuli has struggled to remain relevant in the changing political times. He has been repeatedly detained by the authorities and denied a passport to travel, but this has not deterred him from being the voice of the people.

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