Some may refer to her as the “new girl on the block,” but Makhadzi Muimbi, whose birth name is Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, is making waves in the music industry. Most people don’t believe in astrology, but Makhadzi has proven to be a true Cancer. At only 23 years old, her ability to effortlessly pick up energies in any space demonstrates that music and entertainment are a calling for her.
Makhadzi started off in 2010 as a street dancer in a musical group named Makirikiri and with time she ventured into singing. As she was recording her music one time, a studio owner spotted her talent and gave her the platform to develop her music in his studio.
In 2012, Makhadzi Muimbi released Zwigevhenga which became a hit song and she has six recorded albums as of 2020. Muvhango was released in 2012, Ndo Tshiyani (2013), Litshani U Tsala Murahu (2014), Muhwalo Uya Ndemela (2015) Yo Shoma (2016), Shumela Venda (2017).
When Makhadzi, a Limpopo native, launched her one-woman performance in Botswana, some of her admirers were less than impressed.
Last Tuesday, she announced the news on Facebook, stating that she will donate 10% of her profits to Botswana charities.
Makwena Makgakga, a local radio personality in Limpopo, penned an open letter to the Ghanama hitmaker on Facebook, imploring her to start her philanthropy where she was born, rather than in Botswana.
“It is not a smart idea to have a one-woman show in Botswana and give back to them.” Begin in your most impoverished province. In instance, there is too much poverty in Venda – Limpopo accounts for 95% of your bookings.”
“I have about 25 learners who come hunting for uniforms here in Limpopo,” Makgakga remarked. We have a large number of students who have dropped out owing to financial difficulties. How did Botswana support your music in a way that Limpopo did not?”