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Mandoza Biography 1978 – 2016


Mduduzi Edmund Tshabalala also known as Mandoza, was a South African kwaito recording artist. He was known for his contributions to the Kwaito genre and his numerous hit singles, including “Nkalakatha”, Tornado, “Sgelekeqe”, “Ngalabesi”, “Godoba”, “Tsotsi Yase Zola” and “Indoda”, which topped the charts in South Africa and all over the African continent. His second album Nkalakatha, released in 2000, became the biggest selling album of his career, selling 350 000 units.

Mandoza was born in 1978 in Zola, a township in Soweto, where he lived with his mother, his grandparents and two sisters. He never knew his father, his mother claiming that he was murdered the same year Mandoza was born.


BORN: 17 January 1978

HOME TOWN: Soweto, South Africa

PARENT: Nobesuthu Tshabalala

SPOUSE: Mpho Mputhi Tshabalala

DIED: 18 September 2016 (aged 38)

PLACE OF DEATH: Johannesburg, South Africa

RESTING PLACE: Westpark Cemetery, Randburg, South Africa

CHILDREN: 4 Tokollo Tshabalala, Karabo Tshabalala


AWARDS: 2001 South African Music Awards (SAMA) Song of the Year for Nkalakatha, 2001 South African Music Awards (SAMA Best Kwaito Album, 2001 Metro Fm Music Awards Best Kwaito Artist, 2001 Metro Fm Music Awards Best Male Vocalist, 2001 Metro Fm Music Awards Best Album, 2001 Metro Fm Music Awards Best Styled Artist…

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