Vusi Nova

SA singer Vusi Nova. Images via Instagram @vusinova1

Vusi Nova: Soulful melodies and musical magic from South Africa

Discover Vusi Nova, South Africa’s beloved singer of soulful ballads, and his award-winning journey through enchanting love songs.

Vusi Nova

SA singer Vusi Nova. Images via Instagram @vusinova1

Vusi Nova has become a household name in the South African music scene. With the voice of an angel, he has quickly risen to become a fan favourite not only in Mzansi but in Africa as well. Additionally, he has garnered multiple accomplishments and recognitions, demonstrating his growing popularity. So, who is he?

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Vusi Nova is a proficient South African Afro-Soul artist. He embarked on a prosperous career by moving to Johannesburg to follow his musical aspirations. Under the mentorship of Lance Steh at Muthaland Entertainment, he introduced his debut single “Vusi Nova I’d rather go blind,” which gained tremendous success.


Full nameVusimuzi Nongxa
AliasVusi Nova
Date of birth24 September 1984
Place of birthNew Brighton, Eastern Cape
Age39 years (At the time of this publishing)
Zodiac signLibra
NationalitySouth African
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack
Social media accountsInstagram X


The singer was born on 24 September 1984 in New Brighton, Eastern Cape. As of this writing, he is 39 years and his star sign is Libra.

Vusi Nova, born Vusimuzi Nongxa, keeps his personal life private. Yet, it is known that he has a famous brother, Sisa Hewana, renowned for his role as Skhumbuzo in Isidingo. Unfortunately, his mother passed away in 2005.

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According to Pianity, The singer’s love for music began when he was young playing the guitar as early as 12 years. However, his career started after he met music producer Sello Twalla. Twalla extended an invitation, sparking a hit collaboration, subsequently paving the way for partnerships with Dr Malinga and Zahara among other South African artists.

Since then, Nova has released six albums as per Deezer. He released his debut album in January 2013 titled Walk Into Light. His other albums include, Did It for Love(2014), Naninina (2016), Manyan-nyan(2018), Ngumama(2021) and Ndikhethiwe(2022). Additionally, he featured in an EP with Zahara titled Usezondibona launched in 2018.


Nova’s love life has been controversial, with many wondering what sexual orientation he is. Is Vusi Nova gay? According to Briefly, rumours surrounding his orientation trace back to 2009, coinciding with his debut album. However, he casually dismissed the news saying it was hearsay. Yet, in 2014, a satirical news site circulated photos of him alongside another man, alleging they were a couple.

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In 2014, rumours circulated about Vusimuzi planning a grand gay wedding with Joseph Saphra. However, by 2016, he publicly refuted the claims, clarifying he remained unmarried. During that period, he also revealed the presence of a significant woman in his life.

Vusi has been linked to singer Kelly Khumalo after speaking about his relationship status during an exclusive interview in 2018. He, however, denied the gossip. In 2020, he posted a picture on Twitter with an unidentified woman. He captioned the image I got you. This led many to believe that he was heterosexual.


Vusi Nova is highly engaged on social media, notably on Instagram, where he boasts a substantial following of over 1 million fans. Additionally, he maintains a presence on X, with approximately 211.5K followers. These platforms serve as vital channels for him to interact closely with his dedicated fanbase. Moreover, his posts consistently exhibit his impeccable sense of fashion, often featuring iconic clothing that further elevates his online presence.

Vusi Nova’s soaring success in South Africa’s music scene, driven by his soul-stirring ballads, has garnered global acclaim and established him as a household name. His gift for crafting enchanting love songs has amassed a multitude of awards and accolades throughout his career.