6 Major Milestones Makhadzi has Achieved in 2021
24 November 2021
[Image Source: Makhadzi Instagram]
By Kinyua Mwangi
The year 2021 has been gracious for Makhadzi. It is one that has given her a lot of hope in life and proven that anything is possible with determination.
So, what exactly has she scored through the year?
African Queen Album
The ‘African Queen’ album was dropped on September 3. She captures deeply emotive issues in day-to-day life and turns everything around. The 19-track album features the-who-is-who in the music industry – especially Amapiano artists. She has featured the iconic Kabza De Small, Prince Benza, Mr Bow, Cassper Nyovest, Job Dellinger, DJ Dance Okashi, Vee Mampeezy among others.
Speaking to Soweto Live, Makhadzi says it was not easy coming with up with the album especially because she had to work her way out in her sound so as to stay relevant.
Kokhova Album R120m Deal
Makhadzi recently signed a R120 million deal courtesy of ‘Kokhova’ album that she released at the height of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Makhadzi signed the multi-million-rand deal with Kicks Sportswear SA in mid-November 2021. In September 2021, her label Open Mic Productions announced that ‘Kokhova’ album released in 2020 attained gold status.
African Tour between October and November
Makhadzi toured Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana. But, it is Botswana that struck her. Gaborone mayor welcomed her like a queen, a Limousine on standby and ample security detail. This proved that she was not only famous in South Africa, but also across the continent.
AFRIMA 2021 Award
Makhadzi won an AFRIMA 2021 award under the Best Artist, duo or group in the African Electro category.
Feathers Award 2021
A week ago, she won the Feathers Award 2021 and dedicated it to her fans and the LGBTQ community for always supporting her through her music career.
UK’s Classique Magazine Cover
The ‘Zwivuhya’ hit maker became South Africa’s second woman to make it to the cover of British Magazine Classique. Kelly Khumalo was the first South African celebrity to make it to the cover in February.