Mzoe 7 is a Zimbabwean musician based in Bulawayo. He has collaborated with other musicians such as Sandra Ndebele.

Mzoe 7
Born Mzobanzi Mlauzi
March 6, 1991
Occupation
  • Musician
Known for Being a musician

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Background

He was born Mzobanzi Mlauzi on March 6, 1991. He grew up in Entumbane in Bulawayo.He is the last born in a family of seven children hence the moniker Mzoe 7. [1]

Education

Mzoe 7 attended Fatima High School in Dete for secondary education where he was interested in theatre and drama. [1]

Career

He was part of a little-known musical group Tyson Band where he was a backing vocalist, in a band which also features Otis Ngwabi. He has curtain-raised for Harare popular dancehall artist Winky D.

In his professional work he had a stint at Bulawayo’s Radio Dialogue, a civil society organisation drumming up support for the establishment of community radio stations and has worked with Amehlo Arts, a group that used to deal with children and teaching them about peer pressure. He is also a motivational speaker and children from his neighbourhood in Tshabalala call him “Malume” .

He has a recording deal with House Rebels stable which has links with United States artistes, including worlds biggest house music producers, DJs, and singers at the Miami Winter Conference. In 2014, Mzoe missed a March trip to Miami due to financial challenges.

Mzoe 7 has worked with a lot of local artistes in the city and these include KLAP, Leentatainment, Djembe Monks and POY. [1] The musician also doubles up as a fashion designer being the founder of the #Iskipa street apparel in 2015. [2]

Mzoe 7 had a good year in 2015, sharing the stage with high profile artistes like Jah Prayzah, gracing Ibumba and Intwasa Festivals and the Kalawa Home Coming party which saw African stars like Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Oskido and DJ Tira.

Awards and Achievements

In 2015, he got a Zimbabwe Music Awards nomination for best single of the year for his single I Cry Too.[2]

Discography

Mzoe 7 has released the album Moogu Village.


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mzoe 7’s Kwasa-Kwasa rocks airwaves, Southern Eye, published: November, 7,2014, retrieved: March 23, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mzoe 7 speaks against ‘Vuzu’ parties, NewsDay, published: February 18, 2016, retrieved: March 23, 2017