5 of Mandoza's most memorable moments 


As we bid farewell to Mandoza, we look at the moments that were memorable for the late star.

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1.Soft heart

Mandoza used his songs as a tool to inspire township kids. His song, Uzoyithola Kanjani, drove youngsters to get up and do things for themselves.

2.United the nation

His second hit song Nkalakatha, which was produced by Gabi Le Roux, not only won him awards, but the heart of South Africans. The title track became a crossover hit and reached the top of the charts on both traditionally black and white radio stations.

3. Internationally recognised

Nkalakatha won the Best Kwaito Music Album category and the Song of the Year category at the South African Music Awards in 2001.

Mandoza scooped five awards of the ten categories at the 2001 Metro Music Awards, these include Best Kwaito Artist, Best Male Vocalist, Best Album, Best Styled Artist and Song of the Year.

Also in 2001, Mandoza won the Best Artist – Southern Africa category at the Kora All Africa Music Awards.

4. Not just a musician

In 2003, he participated in the documentary film titled SHARP! SHARP!, which is a kwaito story, directed by Aryan Kaganof.

In February 2005, Mduduzi starred in Number 10, which received an Academy Award nomination

5. Lover and husband

For 16 years, Mpho and Mandoza shared a life together. They started dating in 1998 and were married traditionally in 2002. Their love story, however, was far from perfect and went through many obstacles. Despite the tough times, the pair stuck together and managed to overcome their circumstances to build a strong marriage and home for their kids.

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