Sho Madjozi Joins Big Zulu and More to Judge New Maskandi Singing Competition ‘Ushuni Womhlaba’

Sho Madjozi Joins Big Zulu and More to Judge New Maskandi Singing Competition ‘Ushuni Womhlaba’

  • Members of the judging panel for the new Maskandi and Mbhaqanga music competition have been unveiled
  • Ushuni Womhlaba producers shared the big names involved in the show with Briefly News, and they include Sho Madjozi and Big Zulu
  • Other stars involved in the show include Maskandi singing legend Phuzekhemisi as well as singing sensation Msaki

An exciting competition show is coming, and traditional music lovers will feast. Ushuni Womhlaba has some of South Africa's big names involved and it promises to be a massive hit.

Big Zulu and Sho Madjozi to judge new singing show ‘Ushuni Womhlaba’.
Big Zulu and Sho Madjozi are part of the judging panel for the new singing show ‘Ushuni Womhlaba’. Image: @bigzulu, @shomadjozi
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Judges for Ushuni Womhlaba unveiled

National broadcaster SABC 1 has created a singing competition show focusing on Maskandi, one of Mzansi's much-loved genres. The show will also focus on other local genres, including Mbhaqanga, Isicathamiya and Afro-pop.

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Artists from these genres will get a chance to showcase their musical talents and make a name for themselves.

Ushuni Womhlaba producers shared with Briefly News the judging panel members. They include Huku hitmaker Sho Madjozi, Imali Eningi hitmaker Big Zulu, iconic Maskandi singing legend Phuzekhemisi and vocal powerhouse Msaki.

"The show will feature seasoned judges whose composite musical journeys have had a tremendous impact on the South African music scene, from legendary to internationally acclaimed. This ensemble will journey with the contestants in growing their artistry, helping them through different stages of the competition as they navigate their way through the weeks.
"These musicians will bring a blend of expertise to balance the mix of musicality, performance and technicality required, amongst other things."

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Ushuni Womhlaba presenter unveiled

Presenters for this show, which will premiere on 7 July 2024 and air every Sunday, are Mandla Magwaza from Ukhozi FM and Mpumi Mlambo from Metro FM.

Speaking about the aim of the show, they continued:

"The show will also encourage South Africans to embrace their diverse musical genres and diversity daily."

An artist must possess a unique talent and display a deep love for the genre to shine on the Ushuni Womhlaba stage.

Phuzekhemisi demands money from Mjosty

In a previous report from Briefly News, Maskandi music singer Phuzekhemisi accused Mjosty Mbhele of owing him R20 000.

Phuzekhemise revealed that the actor booked him to perform at the Goduka Music Festival in Umlazi in 2022, but he was never compensated. Mjosty blamed the Arts and Culture Department for changing ministers, claiming that Phuzekhemisi was not the only one.

Source: Briefly News

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