Nomcebo Vs Makhadzi: Who is Queen of South African Music?
3 August 2021
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By Kinyua Mwangi
Is it possible to talk of South African House music without mentioning Nomcebo and Makhadzi? Aren’t they just adorable? Their musical star is rising by the day. And the zeal to release great hits by both artists is on over drive.
So, who is who in the Mzansi music industry? Here is a full review of Nomcebo and Makhadzi’s music careers:
It seems 2019 was the year for breakthrough for both Nomcebo and Mkahadzi. In Nomcebo’s case, she had been working as a backup vocalist and signed by Ganyani Entertainment. Her star shone in 2019 after collaboration with Master KG in ‘Jerusalema’. For Makhadzi, 2019 was her big year after seven years of behind-the-scenes in music. She was featured by Master KG on her song ‘Tshikwama’.
Makhadzi is a recipient of LMAC award with two other nominations for TSHIMA and Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards. Nomcebo won 21st KZNEA award.
Nomcebo has one studio album; ‘Xola Woya Wam’ which did incredibly well. It gave her a face after 15 years of being a backup singer. In contrast, Makhadzi also has one studio album titled ‘Kokovha (Crawl)’. It also did well under her label Open Mic Productions.
Nomcebo recently opened her YouTube channel. She has 453 subscribers. Most of her music streams through Open Mic Productions. Makhadzi has no YouTube channel. Her music sells through Open Mic Productions.
Nomcebo enjoys a huge following with 423,000 followers. Makhadzi has 384,000 followers.