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Entertainment - Date: 25 September 2021
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1106
To her clients at her hair and beauty salon she is known as Tshilidzi Eulenda Nekhavhambe, but in the music industry she is called ‘Missyfab’.
This 29-year-old local sensation has been singing on the side for many years, working with award-winning Tshivenḓa artists such as Funi Nematswerani, FizzyToofab and KashflowToofab. Now, to the utter delight of her fans and to show her determination to keep ascending the music ladder, she finally released her ground-breaking EP, titled Asi Muloro.
“We have worked hard to create beats and lyrics that people will remember for a very long time,” she said. “I consider this my full entry into the music industry and there is no turning back.”
The EP contains nine tracks, including Asi Muloro (ft Funi), Mathada a mbingano (ft Fizzytoob), Change a man, Hope, and Ri ndilani (ft Toofab Music). “From the first to the last song I tell a story of love, triumph, romance, heartbreak and the unwavering journey of life,” she said.
Born in Matanda village in the Nzhelele area, she grew up listening to reggae, pop, R&B and gospel, which all had a massive influence on the sound that she releases today. With the outbreak of Covid-19, she found herself pouring her heart out into new songs, and before she knew it, she had a whole album.
However, Missyfab’s first priority still lies with running her mobile hairdressing business, Prestige Image, where she styles people’s hair and sells hair and makeup products around Pretoria, Johannesburg and Venda, as this is her major source of income. “But I am happy to be able to make the kind of music that people like too.”
Look Missyfab up on social-media platforms. Her music is available for online purchase and streaming.
Tshilidzi Eulenda Nekhavhambe (29), known by her stage name as Missyfab. 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.