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Mafikizolo is undoubtedly one of South Africa's best export. The group, initially of three, now of two, popularized Afro Pop music, hitting the heights during the Kwaito Revolution. They have taken us to the dance for two decades and still going. They aren't about to stop anytime soon.

Personal Life

What are the ages of the members of Mafikizolo?

Theo Kgosinkwe was born in South Africa on 15 August, 1973. He’s aged 48 years. Nciza was born in South Africa on 15 March, 1978. She’s 43 years old.

What is Mafikizolo’s real name?

Actually, there’s no real name for Mafikizolo. Mafikizolo is a South African music duo formed in 1997, consisting of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza.

The group was previously made up of three members. Unfortunately, one of the members, Tebogo Benedict Madingoane, was shot and killed in 2004. When asked how they planned to continue without Tebogo and whether their music would sound the same without him, Nhlanhla mentioned that, even though they individually contributed new components to their song, they would stick to the same formula as their previous best-selling albums.

She was also cited as having said: “They say you must not fix something that is not broken, and we are not going to mess with our winning formula.”

The current group members Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza got to know each other long before the days of Mafikizolo when they were regular at a local talent show. In 1996 the group was signed by Kalawa Records. Mafikizolo released their self-titled album with late member Tebogo Madingoane. They launched their debut album, Music Revolution, in 1999, followed by the ground-breaking Gate Crushers in 2000, which featured their singles Looto and Majika. Gate Crashers cemented their Afro Pop style by presenting fans to something entirely fresh and intriguing.

How old is Mafikizolo?

As a music duo formed in 1996, Mafikizolo turns 25 years old in 2021, whereas its music composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead vocalist Nhlanhla Nciza are 48 years and 42 years old, respectively.

What country is Mafikizolo from?

Mafikizolo is an Afro-pop music duo hailing from South Africa with several awards and received critical acclaim for its contribution to the music industry.

Who all are part of the Mafikizolo Family?

Vourné Williams, a well-known South African model, is Theo's gorgeous better half. Theo divorced his first wife of 15 years, Rose, after infidelity accusations. They have two children.

TK Nciza was Nciza's husband. Nciza's husband's full name is Thembinkosi Nciza. TK is a TS Records executive and a businessman. Before their divorce, the couple was married for almost fifteen years and had four children: three sons and their lone daughter. Zinathi Nciza, the couple's daughter, was killed in a terrible car accident on 7 December 2009 that also killed Thembinkosi's mother. Zinathi’s death was a devastating blow to her family, specifically her mother.

Career 

Mafikizolo is a South African Afro-pop music duo comprised of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead vocalist Nhlanhla Nciza, formed in 1996. Mafikizolo was founded and formed in Kagiso in the West Rand, located in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.  

Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza established the group and the late Tebogo “Tebza” Madingoane was drafted by music master Oskido to join the group and bring it in line with the trend of the moment. Prior to the days of Mafikizolo, Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza met at a local talent contest. The group began as a girl band, but none lasted, so Nciza persuaded Theo to join the group. They sent their demo to Oskido of Kalawa Records (now Kalawa Jazmee Records) and Kalawa Records signed them in 1996.

The pair rose to prominence with the release of their singles "Ndihamba Nawe kuphela," "Kwela Kwela," "Sibongile," and "Udakwa Njalo." Mafikizolo, the group's self-titled debut album, was released in 1997, followed by Music Revolution in 1999. The band's third album, Gate Crashers, was released in 2000 and became their best-selling album. They are multiple times winners of the South African Music Award, including Best Pair or Group of the Year awards. And they have been nominated for international awards such as the BET Awards, All African Music Awards, and Black Canadian Awards. In addition, Mafikizolo has won 14 South African Music Awards, two MTV Africa Music Awards, including the awards for Best Duo or Group of the Year.

Mafikizolo’s Music Influence

Kwaito also influenced their music, and they are credited with coining the term "Kwela" after their musical style. It's been dubbed "kwaito-cum-marabi house music." Their music addresses societal themes such as women's and children's abuse, poverty, the value of education, and the consequences of casual sex.

Following a near-fatal car accident that sent Nhlanhla Nciza to the hospital, they released their highly praised album Sibongile in 2002, which included the smash track Ndihamba Nawe, which is still relevant years later.

Popular Mafikizolo Songs

Mafikizolo's tracks have all been instant smashes, capturing the attention of numerous music fans from all across Africa and the rest of the world. They have been able to travel and perform in other countries. According to Spotify.com, the following are their most popular songs:

Africa's Colors

Khona

Njalo Udakwa

Going Nowhere

Happiness

Makhwapheni

Mafikizolo’s Albums

1997: Mafikizolo

1999: Music Revolution

2000: Gate Crashers

2002: Sibongile

2003: Kwela

2005: Van Toeka Af

2006: Six Mabone

2009: The Journey The Hits

2013: Reunited

Mafikizolo’s Fashion Inspiration 

Their artwork and branding highlight everything spectacular and flamboyant about African traditions - they put on Namibian Herero headgear and South African pleated Tsonga skirts. Mafikizolo is proudly African and uniquely placed to carry African music to the globe and unify the continent under their banner.

Net Worth

Mafikizolo has been one of South Africa's most popular musical duos for the past 20 years, attracting listeners worldwide. Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe have made huge strides into the genre across the African continent and beyond, and they show no signs of slowing down.

They have acquired their money and wealth via their career in the music industry. They have sold over a million records over the previous two decades. They have been nominated for BET (Black Entertainment Television) and AMA (American Music Honors) awards globally. As of 2021, Mafikizolo’s net worth is estimated to be  $64,000.

Awards & Recognition 

Reunited was such a great success that they only issued a follow-up album four years later, in 2017, named 20, to commemorate their 20th anniversary in the music industry. Love Potion, Yemi Alade, and Ofana Nawe feature in 20.

Mafikizolo have managed to gather a few gold trophies during their careers, 

  • 2018: South African Music Award for Best Engineered Album

  • 2018: South African Music Award for Best Afro-pop album

  • 2018: South African Music Award for Best Duo or Group of the Year

  • 2016: Nominated for MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Live Act

  • 2014: South African Music Award for Best Selling Total Download, Khona.

  • 2014: MTV Africa Music Award for Best Group

  • 2014: South African Music Award for Best Selling Mobile Music Download

  • 2014: Song of the Year during the MTV Africa Award, Khona.

  • 2014: Album of the Year during the South African Music Award, Reunited.

  • 2014: Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone, South African Music Award, Khona.

  • 2014: Best Selling Full-Track Download, South African Music Award, Khona.

  • 2014: Best Collaboration, Mafikizolo Ft May D (Happiness)

  • 2014: Best Pop Album, Reunited.

  • 2014: Duo or Group of the Year

  • 2014: Album of the Year, Reunited.

  • 2007: South African Music Award for Best DVD Compilation

  • 2007: South African Music Award for Best Duo/Group of the Year

  • 2004: South African Music Award for Best Group of the Year

  • 2003: South African Music Award for Best Group of the Year

Social Media

Mafikizolo's Instagram: mafikizolo_africa

Mafikizolo Twitter: @MafikizoloSA 

Mafikizolo Facebook: Mafikizolo_Africa

Q & A

What is Mafikizolo’s real name?

Actually, there’s no real name for Mafikizolo. Mafikizolo is a South African music duo formed in 1997, consisting of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza.

How old is Mafikizolo?

As a music duo formed in 1996, Mafikizolo’s age is 25 years old as of 2021.

What country is Mafikizolo from?

Mafikizolo is an Afro-pop music duo hailing from South Africa with several awards and received critical acclaim for its contribution to the music industry.

Birthday:
Group Started in 1996
Nationality:
South African
Born in:
Kagiso, West Rand, Johanesburg in Gauteng, South Africa

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Birthday:
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Nationality:
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Born in:
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About

Mafikizolo is undoubtedly one of South Africa's best export. The group, initially of three, now of two, popularized Afro Pop music, hitting the heights during the Kwaito Revolution. They have taken us to the dance for two decades and still going. They aren't about to stop anytime soon.

Personal Life

What are the ages of the members of Mafikizolo?

Theo Kgosinkwe was born in South Africa on 15 August, 1973. He’s aged 48 years. Nciza was born in South Africa on 15 March, 1978. She’s 43 years old.

What is Mafikizolo’s real name?

Actually, there’s no real name for Mafikizolo. Mafikizolo is a South African music duo formed in 1997, consisting of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza.

The group was previously made up of three members. Unfortunately, one of the members, Tebogo Benedict Madingoane, was shot and killed in 2004. When asked how they planned to continue without Tebogo and whether their music would sound the same without him, Nhlanhla mentioned that, even though they individually contributed new components to their song, they would stick to the same formula as their previous best-selling albums.

She was also cited as having said: “They say you must not fix something that is not broken, and we are not going to mess with our winning formula.”

The current group members Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza got to know each other long before the days of Mafikizolo when they were regular at a local talent show. In 1996 the group was signed by Kalawa Records. Mafikizolo released their self-titled album with late member Tebogo Madingoane. They launched their debut album, Music Revolution, in 1999, followed by the ground-breaking Gate Crushers in 2000, which featured their singles Looto and Majika. Gate Crashers cemented their Afro Pop style by presenting fans to something entirely fresh and intriguing.

How old is Mafikizolo?

As a music duo formed in 1996, Mafikizolo turns 25 years old in 2021, whereas its music composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead vocalist Nhlanhla Nciza are 48 years and 42 years old, respectively.

What country is Mafikizolo from?

Mafikizolo is an Afro-pop music duo hailing from South Africa with several awards and received critical acclaim for its contribution to the music industry.

Who all are part of the Mafikizolo Family?

Vourné Williams, a well-known South African model, is Theo's gorgeous better half. Theo divorced his first wife of 15 years, Rose, after infidelity accusations. They have two children.

TK Nciza was Nciza's husband. Nciza's husband's full name is Thembinkosi Nciza. TK is a TS Records executive and a businessman. Before their divorce, the couple was married for almost fifteen years and had four children: three sons and their lone daughter. Zinathi Nciza, the couple's daughter, was killed in a terrible car accident on 7 December 2009 that also killed Thembinkosi's mother. Zinathi’s death was a devastating blow to her family, specifically her mother.

Career 

Mafikizolo is a South African Afro-pop music duo comprised of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead vocalist Nhlanhla Nciza, formed in 1996. Mafikizolo was founded and formed in Kagiso in the West Rand, located in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.  

Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza established the group and the late Tebogo “Tebza” Madingoane was drafted by music master Oskido to join the group and bring it in line with the trend of the moment. Prior to the days of Mafikizolo, Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza met at a local talent contest. The group began as a girl band, but none lasted, so Nciza persuaded Theo to join the group. They sent their demo to Oskido of Kalawa Records (now Kalawa Jazmee Records) and Kalawa Records signed them in 1996.

The pair rose to prominence with the release of their singles "Ndihamba Nawe kuphela," "Kwela Kwela," "Sibongile," and "Udakwa Njalo." Mafikizolo, the group's self-titled debut album, was released in 1997, followed by Music Revolution in 1999. The band's third album, Gate Crashers, was released in 2000 and became their best-selling album. They are multiple times winners of the South African Music Award, including Best Pair or Group of the Year awards. And they have been nominated for international awards such as the BET Awards, All African Music Awards, and Black Canadian Awards. In addition, Mafikizolo has won 14 South African Music Awards, two MTV Africa Music Awards, including the awards for Best Duo or Group of the Year.

Mafikizolo’s Music Influence

Kwaito also influenced their music, and they are credited with coining the term "Kwela" after their musical style. It's been dubbed "kwaito-cum-marabi house music." Their music addresses societal themes such as women's and children's abuse, poverty, the value of education, and the consequences of casual sex.

Following a near-fatal car accident that sent Nhlanhla Nciza to the hospital, they released their highly praised album Sibongile in 2002, which included the smash track Ndihamba Nawe, which is still relevant years later.

Popular Mafikizolo Songs

Mafikizolo's tracks have all been instant smashes, capturing the attention of numerous music fans from all across Africa and the rest of the world. They have been able to travel and perform in other countries. According to Spotify.com, the following are their most popular songs:

Africa's Colors

Khona

Njalo Udakwa

Going Nowhere

Happiness

Makhwapheni

Mafikizolo’s Albums

1997: Mafikizolo

1999: Music Revolution

2000: Gate Crashers

2002: Sibongile

2003: Kwela

2005: Van Toeka Af

2006: Six Mabone

2009: The Journey The Hits

2013: Reunited

Mafikizolo’s Fashion Inspiration 

Their artwork and branding highlight everything spectacular and flamboyant about African traditions - they put on Namibian Herero headgear and South African pleated Tsonga skirts. Mafikizolo is proudly African and uniquely placed to carry African music to the globe and unify the continent under their banner.

Net Worth

Mafikizolo has been one of South Africa's most popular musical duos for the past 20 years, attracting listeners worldwide. Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe have made huge strides into the genre across the African continent and beyond, and they show no signs of slowing down.

They have acquired their money and wealth via their career in the music industry. They have sold over a million records over the previous two decades. They have been nominated for BET (Black Entertainment Television) and AMA (American Music Honors) awards globally. As of 2021, Mafikizolo’s net worth is estimated to be  $64,000.

Awards & Recognition 

Reunited was such a great success that they only issued a follow-up album four years later, in 2017, named 20, to commemorate their 20th anniversary in the music industry. Love Potion, Yemi Alade, and Ofana Nawe feature in 20.

Mafikizolo have managed to gather a few gold trophies during their careers, 

  • 2018: South African Music Award for Best Engineered Album

  • 2018: South African Music Award for Best Afro-pop album

  • 2018: South African Music Award for Best Duo or Group of the Year

  • 2016: Nominated for MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Live Act

  • 2014: South African Music Award for Best Selling Total Download, Khona.

  • 2014: MTV Africa Music Award for Best Group

  • 2014: South African Music Award for Best Selling Mobile Music Download

  • 2014: Song of the Year during the MTV Africa Award, Khona.

  • 2014: Album of the Year during the South African Music Award, Reunited.

  • 2014: Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone, South African Music Award, Khona.

  • 2014: Best Selling Full-Track Download, South African Music Award, Khona.

  • 2014: Best Collaboration, Mafikizolo Ft May D (Happiness)

  • 2014: Best Pop Album, Reunited.

  • 2014: Duo or Group of the Year

  • 2014: Album of the Year, Reunited.

  • 2007: South African Music Award for Best DVD Compilation

  • 2007: South African Music Award for Best Duo/Group of the Year

  • 2004: South African Music Award for Best Group of the Year

  • 2003: South African Music Award for Best Group of the Year

Social Media

Mafikizolo's Instagram: mafikizolo_africa

Mafikizolo Twitter: @MafikizoloSA 

Mafikizolo Facebook: Mafikizolo_Africa

Q & A

What is Mafikizolo’s real name?

Actually, there’s no real name for Mafikizolo. Mafikizolo is a South African music duo formed in 1997, consisting of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza.

How old is Mafikizolo?

As a music duo formed in 1996, Mafikizolo’s age is 25 years old as of 2021.

What country is Mafikizolo from?

Mafikizolo is an Afro-pop music duo hailing from South Africa with several awards and received critical acclaim for its contribution to the music industry.