Singer and songwriter Mlindo the Vocalist is one of South Africa’s top rising stars. The artist who started singing when he was only four years old, has so far continued to make hitmakers like AmaBlesser and has come a long way in his music career. From performing cover songs on his social media to making an entire album, the future is indeed bright for this young artist.
Let’s take a look at Mlindo The Vocalist’s biography.
Mlindo The Vocalist Age and Family
Mlindo The Vocalist was born on the 5th of October 1995 and is currently 26 years old. Lindokuhle Magedezi, his real name, grew up in KwaZulu-Natal’s Port Shepstone community. Mlindo The Vocalist comes from a family of musicians as several of his family members are musically gifted.
His younger brother, Sfiso aka Sfeesoh, plays the keyboard and has featured in some of his songs. Mlindo The Vocalist has 17 siblings – 13 from his father’s side and four from his mom’s side.
Mlindo The Vocalist Education
Mlindo The Vocalist pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Zululand. He would later drop out in 2018 to focus on his music career, but that has not dimmed his hope of continuing and furthering his education.
Mlindo The Vocalist Career
At only four years of age, Mlindo joined his local church choir and it was during this time that he discovered his passion and talent as a singer. It was at 16 that he started making his own music. Mlindo The Vocalist shared videos on social media of himself doing cover songs, such as Babes Wodumo's Ganda Ganda, with the help of his younger brother. Little did he know that the world was watching and that he would soon be discovered.
True enough, Mlindo was discovered in February 2018 after DJ Maphorisa spotted him singing his hit song, Midnight Starring. The DJ flew him to Johannesburg and the pair soon started working together.
By September 2018, Mlindo The Vocalist had an album of his own which became an instant hit. He has performed at the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choices Awards and on the Idols SA stage.
Mlindo The vocalist Album
Mlindo the Vocalist burst onto the music scene with his debut hit album, Emakhaya, in September 2018. The album was certified gold in December 2018. Emakhaya, with a tracklist of 16 songs, was nominated for “Best Afro Pop Album” and “Best Produced Album” at the 2019 South African Music Awards (SAMAs).
Mlindo The Vocalist has released several hit songs including Awuphiki, Iphara, Macala, Usukulude among others. He has collaborated with Kwesta, Thabsie, Vyno Miller, Sjava, Samthing Soweto and DJ Maphorisa. His single with DJ Maphorisa, AmaBlesser, was a smash hit. Mlindo The Vocalist revealed he wrote the song after one of his ex-girlfriends left him for a blesser.
Mlindo The Vocalist Acapella Group
Before making it big as a solo artist, Mlindo The Vocalist was part of an acapella group called White Bread. The group got together in 2013 and has won several competitions including “Search for the Stars”.
Mlindo The Vocalist Baby Mama
Mlindo The Vocalist has a daughter. He has revealed very few details about his baby mama. Mlindo The Vocalist does not share pictures of his daughter or girlfriend on social media. In December 2018, he described his relationship status as “complicated”. Mlindo has been linked to one Miss Antoeh and it is still unclear whether on not the AmaBlesser hitmaker is in any current relationship.
Mlindo The Vocalist Controversy.
Mlindo The Vocalist made headlines in June 2019 when a tweep claimed he saw the singer beating up his girlfriend in a Sun City parking lot during the SAMAs weekend.
Mlindo addressed the rumours on Instagram, saying he didn’t do it, further denying that he was in attendance with his girlfriend and that he doesn’t abuse women.
Mlindo The Vocalist Car
Mlindo The Vocalist does not believe in flashing his wealth. He rarely posts pictures of his cars and home on social media. The singer said in an interview that his team helps keep him grounded and said he does not see himself as a “celebrity”.
Having survived a number of car accidents in the previous years, Mlindo is said to own a Golf 6 VW and a Mercedes Benz.