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Entertainment - Date: 04 July 2020
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 5520
Mukosi is known for her amazing, active voice and, as this is how she portrays herself, sexy moves as she performs the song Kha ri dovhe zwa mulovha.
The song’s message is “let us do again what we did yesterday because what we did yesterday was good and enjoyable”. She told Limpopo Mirror during an interview at her home that the song was open to many interpretations, as long as it provided a sense of joy and happiness to those who enjoyed it.
“When the song came out late last year, it instantly gained a lot of popularity and I found myself receiving a lot a calls from event organisers who wanted me to perform at their shows and gigs, and I really felt thankful,” she said.
Other songs that cemented her standing in the industry are Gunye-gunye and Baby ndi na ndala.
Mukosi is a stage name and she earned it during her primary school days when she led traditional music troupes of the schools she attended, which were Lotsha Primary School and Tshikhuthula Secondary School at Mukondeni village in the Mashamba area.
“I led the malende, tshigombela and tshifasi music-and-dance groups at the schools I attended. When I got into the centre, singing in my beautiful voice, I would dance until all traditional attire fell off and I would continue to dance, with people shouting with excitement,” she said. “That was when people started to call me Mukosi because I made them cheer me on in excitement.”
The trophies her school had received during different competitions remain in the schools’ display spaces even today. “To me, music is a calling; I didn’t just start singing and dancing today,” she said.
Her previous albums include Shango lashu (2016), Matula (2017) and Kha ri dovhe zwa mulovha (2019). “I am ready for success in this industry and nothing is going to stop me,” she said.
Mukosi, who was born Shonisani Maideledzha, is disturbed by people who created a Facebook account that has been posting malicious posts that ridicule another highly talented fellow artist, Makhadzi.
“I have nothing against any singer, and I don’t see the reason why a normal person would open up a Facebook account just to post such silly but debilitating stuff,” she said. “I respect Makhadzi for her talent and journey in the music industry; she has worked hard to find herself where she is today.”
Mukosi’s legitimate Facebook accounts are Mukosi Muimbi Khathaphila, Mukosi Muimbi Mukosie, and Mukosi Khathaphila. The fake one is Mukosi Muimbi.
Mukosi has just finished working on her new album, which will be released in good time this year. The album is provisionally entitled Vha re vhawe, and she worked with a variety of producers such as King Salama, DJ Hlukzy, Babethegashozen, Master Khebza, DJ Citizen, DJ Slesh P, and MRSIX 21 DJ Dance.
Mukosi. Picture supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.