Ha-Mashamba, Limpopo, South Africa -* Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, the acclaimed musician and vocalist known by her stage name Makhadzi, has carved an impressive path through the music industry. Born and raised in the picturesque town of Ha-Mashamba, Limpopo, her journey from humble beginnings to becoming the “Queen of Limpopo Dance Music” is nothing short of inspiring.
Makhadzi, known for her chart-topping hits like “Matorokisi” and “Tshanda Vhuya,” was born on June 30, 1996, in Ha-Mashamba Tshivhangani. Her early life was marked by challenges, including her parents’ divorce, which led to her and her two siblings being raised by their mother. She attended Mukula Integrated School, where she completed her high school education.
Her remarkable career started at the tender age of 12 when she began entertaining and collecting tips at taxi stands, showcasing her natural flair for performing. Subsequently, she joined the Makirikiri Musical Group as a dancer, providing her with valuable exposure to diverse audiences and cultures. It was during this period that her love for the arts blossomed, inspiring her to pursue a career in music.
Makhadzi’s breakthrough came when a studio manager discovered her raw talent and offered her the opportunity to record in a professional studio. Since releasing her debut album in 2012, she has continued to grace the music industry with her distinctive sound and infectious rhythms.
One of her crowning achievements came in the form of the 2020 album “Kokovha,” which featured chart-topping singles such as “Amadoda,” “Mphemphe,” “Kokovha,” and “Tshikwama.” This album catapulted her to the top of the iTunes albums charts, solidifying her status as a musical force to be reckoned with.
Makhadzi’s career reached new heights in 2021 with the release of her highly anticipated album “African Queen.” This 19-song masterpiece featured collaborations with some of South Africa’s biggest music stars, including Kabza De Small, Lady Du, Cassper Nyovest, Mr. Brown, DJ Dance Okashi, and Mlindo The Singer.
However, Makhadzi’s success isn’t solely measured in terms of her musical accomplishments. As of 2021, she is estimated to have a net worth of at least $400,000 (approximately R6,000,000). What sets her apart from many celebrities is her approach to wealth management. Rather than splurging on extravagant cars and luxury apparel, Makhadzi has chosen to invest a significant portion of her earnings in real estate.
Among her notable car acquisitions is the Kia Picanto, which marked her first vehicle purchase. Subsequently, she upgraded to an Audi A3, sponsored by Audi Polokwane. However, her most remarkable investments have been in real estate. Makhadzi purchased homes for both her parents and her grandmother as a gesture of gratitude for their unwavering support and love. Additionally, in August of the previous year, she acquired a property for herself.
In a world where celebrities often indulge in lavish lifestyles, Makhadzi’s story stands as a testament to the power of talent, hard work, and responsible financial planning. Her dedication to family and her wise investments in real estate serve as an inspiring example for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs alike. Makhadzi is not only a musical sensation but also a symbol of generosity and financial wisdom in the entertainment industry. With her latest album, “African Queen,” set to make waves, the “Queen of Limpopo Dance Music” continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.