Date:22 July 2019 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
The saying that dynamite comes in small packages proves to be right for Laughter Mudzielwana. At the tender age of 23, the young gospel artist from the rural village of Matavhela outside Thohoyandou is ready to shake up the local gospel fraternity.
Mudzielwana is releasing his first extended play album, Light of the world, today (Friday 19 July).
A music business graduate from the Gauteng-based South West Media College, Mudzielwana started playing music at a very young age. “My parents bought me a toy guitar and microphone when I was only five years old. Thereafter, I started singing in church during Sunday school sessions. When I was seven years old, I started playing drums in church and later led the church band. After every song I led, I would get compliments for my good voice and I realized that I had a bright future in the music industry.”
He said that after Grade 12, he decided to study music business, so that he could follow his professional music career with the required knowledge. “Music is a business and it is important to be well versed in the dynamics of this industry. Although one learns on a daily basis, the knowledge I got from the music college makes it easier for me to survive in the music industry,” added Mudzielwana, who is also a seasoned bass guitar, keyboard and acoustic-guitar player.
Mudzielwana released his first single album, No Weapon, in December 2017. “After it was well received by music lovers, I decided to go back to the studio to record a full album, hence, the release of Light of the world.”
Some of the tracks on Mudzilwana’s new album that will automatically force gospel music lovers to put their dancing shoes on, include Munetulusi, Light of the world, Mukhwthwa ndi iwe, No weapon and Love of my soul.
From today (Friday, 19 July) the album will be available from Mudzielwana himself while arrangements are being finalized to distribute copies at various record bars. The album is currently available in various online music stores. For CD sales, public performances and bookings, Mudzielwana can be called on 073 206 6683. He is also available on various social media platforms.
Laughter Mudzielwana is releasing his extended-play gospel album, Light of the world, today.
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.