SA music sensation Makhadzi. Images via Instagram @makhadzisa

Makhadzi: Mzansi sensation rises with unique musical magic

Discover Makhadzi’s electrifying music journey. From Limpopo to global stages, her unique sound captivates hearts.


SA music sensation Makhadzi. Images via Instagram @makhadzisa

Makhadzi, the rising star of South Africa’s vibrant music scene, catapulted to local fame with the release of her hit single Tshanda Vhuya in 2017. Born in Limpopo, Makhadzi quickly became a household name across the nation. Her electrifying performances, infused with a blend of traditional and modern sounds, captured the hearts of many.

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As she continues to push the boundaries of her artistry, Makhadzi’s name remains synonymous with innovation and authenticity in South African music, and she stands poised to make an indelible mark on the global music stage. Her dynamic stage presence, complemented by her distinctive fashion sense, has made her a true icon in the industry.


Full nameNdivhudzannyi Ralivhona
Nickname Makhadzi
Date of birth30 June 1996
Place of birthLimpopo
Age27 years (At the time of this publishing)
Zodiac signCancer
NationalitySouth African
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack
Sexual orientationHeterosexual
Social media accountsInstagram Facebook


Hailing from a small village called Ha-Mashamba Tshivhangani, she was born on 30 June 1996. As of this writing, Makhadzi’s age is 27 years and her star sign is Cancer.

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As per Briefly News, she and her two younger siblings lived with their mother after her parents split up. She successfully completed her twelfth grade at Mukula Integrated School. Ndivhudzannyi earned her Public Relations qualification and later pursued studies in drama.


Makhadzi took her first step into the industry back in 2010 by becoming a dancer with the Makirikiri Musical Group. Her time as a dancer ignited her aspiration to become a singer. As her passion flourished, she gained exposure to studio environments, where she took the initiative to record herself singing. This discovery paved the way for her opportunity to record in the studio.

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According to Deezer, she dropped her debut album Shumela Venda in April 2018. So far, she has released several other albums titled, Matorokisi (2019), African Queen (2021) and Pain Ya Jealous (2022).

Makhadzi has also been responsible for several hits including, Milandu Bhe, Ghanama, Murahu, MaGear, Tsini Tsini and Ma Yellowbone. Additionally, her music career has been highlighted in several nominations and awards.

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As reported by The Nation, she won the LMAC award for Best Tshivenda hit. Additionally, in 2018, she was a nominee for the TSHIMA awards, in the following categories, Best Tshivenda Dance Artist/Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Tshivenda Song of the Year, and Best Tshivenda Artist of the Year. She was also nominated for the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards for Best Music Video in 2021 and won the Feather Awards for Musician of the Year.

In 2022, she received three nominations for the South African Music Award, including Best Music Video of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, and Artist of the Year. The subsequent year saw her earn a nomination for Best Traditional Music Album in the same award ceremony. In May 2023, she won the Metro FM Music Award for Best Female Artist. In July the same year, she was nominated for the BASADI Artist of the Year Award.

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Makhadzi has been in a controversial relationship with South African musician and record producer, Master KG. According to Times Live, the pair were in an on and off relationship, having first publicly broken up in 2020 to focus on their individual careers.

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They then got back together for a while before Makhadzi finally announced that she had been single on May 2023, via Facebook.


Makhadzi actively engages her vast online audience through her social media presence, boasting an impressive 6.9 million followers on Facebook and an additional 1 million on Instagram. These platforms serve as her primary channels to promote her music and connect with her dedicated fanbase. Through regular updates, captivating visuals, and interactive posts, she not only showcases her latest musical endeavors but also fosters a personal connection with her followers, providing a glimpse into her life and career, making her a prominent figure in South African music on the digital stage.

Makhadzi’s musical journey reflects her incredible talent and dedication. Her unique blend of traditional and contemporary sounds, coupled with her strong social media presence, has solidified her status as a dynamic force in the country’s music industry, promising a bright future ahead.