Umgqumeni

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Umgqumeni The king of Maskandi Mgqumeni Kwakhe iBhova was born at eMpofane village in Nqutu, KwaZulu Natal on 3rd January 1981. The talented Zulu Folk Musician had contributed a lot to the upliftment of Maskandi music. Mgqumeni was bullied a lot as a child due to his high-pitched voice and due to which he left his village to join his uncle who was also a famous maskandi musician. He started playing guitar as a kid. He participated and won various talent hunt shows. Mgqumenin had a unique ability to pick different sounds easily. Umgqumeni Early Life, Debut & Songs One can feel pain in his songs. His songs generally depict loss, helplessness and failure. His songs also rotate around the pain and hardship he faced in between his road to success. His songs were his expressions and that is why audiences used to connect so easily with him. Umgqumeni Career Mgqumenin holds a special place in the world of Maskandi singers. His music differentiates himself from many of his contemporaries as never used to follow the basic rules. His music is the amalgamation of isishameni and isichathamiya. His music is known for its soulfulness and full of sorrow. Mgqumeni generally used to release multiple albums in a year. Most of his albums are multi-platinum. Hi album I-Magic was a super hit and its 78000 copies were sold within a month. Mgqumeni have also composed and produced many maskandi groups like Amahle, uQondani, Amalanda Amhlophe, Izinsimbi. Mgqumeni began singing maskandi with groups such as Amatshitshi Amhlophe etc. Mgqumeni has been recognised with several awards such as SAMA & SATMA Awards. Unfortunately, the musician died a tragic death with chest pain. He is forever remembered as a King of Maskandi by his fans. Enjoy his popular songs such as Sthembu, Akuvumi, Azolingisa Bani, Sakhiwe Bo, and many more now on Joox, You can effortlessly create your own playlist with songs of your favourite artists and enjoy music like never before!

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About Umgqumeni

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The king of Maskandi Mgqumeni Kwakhe iBhova was born at eMpofane village in Nqutu, KwaZulu Natal on 3rd January 1981. The talented Zulu Folk Musician had contributed a lot to the upliftment of Maskandi music. Mgqumeni was bullied a lot as a child due to his high-pitched voice and due to which he left his village to join his uncle who was also a famous maskandi musician. He started playing guitar as a kid. He participated and won various talent hunt shows. Mgqumenin had a unique ability to pick different sounds easily. 

 

Umgqumeni Early Life, Debut & Songs 

 

One can feel pain in his songs. His songs generally depict loss, helplessness and failure. His songs also rotate around the pain and hardship he faced in between his road to success. His songs were his expressions and that is why audiences used to connect so easily with him. 

 

 

Umgqumeni Career 

 

Mgqumenin holds a special place in the world of Maskandi singers. His music differentiates himself from many of his contemporaries as never used to follow the basic rules. His music is the amalgamation of isishameni and isichathamiya. His music is known for its soulfulness and full of sorrow. Mgqumeni generally used to release multiple albums in a year. Most of his albums are multi-platinum. Hi album I-Magic was a super hit and its 78000 copies were sold within a month. Mgqumeni have also composed and produced many maskandi groups like Amahle, uQondani, Amalanda Amhlophe, Izinsimbi. Mgqumeni began singing maskandi with groups such as Amatshitshi Amhlophe etc. 

 

Mgqumeni has been recognised with several awards such as SAMA & SATMA Awards. Unfortunately, the musician died a tragic death with chest pain. He is forever remembered as a King of Maskandi by his fans. 

  

Enjoy his popular songs such as Sthembu, Akuvumi, Azolingisa Bani, Sakhiwe Bo, and many more now on Joox, You can effortlessly create your own playlist with songs of your favourite artists and enjoy music like never before!

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