Mduduzi Ncube is a South African singer and songwriter. Ncube hails from Hammarsdale in KwaZulu Natal. The muso got his first break when DJ Tira heard his talent. Briefly.co.za had a chat with Ncube to learn more about the fresh talent.
Mduduzi shared that he grew up in a family that loved music. His sisters loved singing and soon he too fell in love with it.
In high school, the aspirant musician started a group of four members with his friends. Drawing inspiration from The Soil and Akon, the group explored the music scene. The group unfortunately split in their matric year after two years together.
Two years after matric, Mduduzi was gifted with a guitar. He taught himself how to play and perfect the instrument. Ncube then started going into his town and performing and busking. After a video of one of his performances went viral, Mduduzi slowly started building a fanbase.
Mduduzi was motivated to submit his music to Afrotainment studios in Morningside, Durban. He sat outside the studio and started playing his guitar and singing until DJ Tira heard him.
"DJ Tira was very impressed, he asked me to come inside and we started working on something."
They recorded the Malokazi song.
After the country went into lockdown early last year, Mduduzi's career came to a standstill and he had to return home.
Not one to let circumstances put him down, Mduduzi decided to be pro-active and contacted Big Zulu. He travelled to Joburg where he was welcomed with open arms by the rapper, who was impressed by his work.
Mduduzi is now signed to Inkabi Records and has released an album called Istimela. The artist also has a new track with the Qwabe twins that is due to be released soon.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Big Zulu currently has the biggest song in the country. The rapper’s Imali Eningi even spawned a challenge which saw hundreds, including fellow celebrities, taking part. The media personality recently sat down with Briefly.co.za to answer some questions from readers.
He shared that growing up in Bergville, he was surrounded by music like ischathamiya and maskandi. His uncle would play it all the time and it was part of his upbringing.
"When I moved to Joburg, I was introduced to hip hop and I loved it. I enjoyed listening to GP Gangster, Zola, Mandoza and my brother Pro. I learnt more about it in high school and started attending hip hop sessions. So that’s where I was introduced to music."
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