Date:10 August 2019 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
A multi-talented jazz musician, popularly known as Ndivhuho NL, has just been nominated in four categories of the Mzantsi Jazz Awards 2019. He earned nominations for Best Jazz Song, Best Newcomer in Jazz, Best Male Artist and Best Jazz contemporary album.
The album that earned him the nominations, Thungununu Nemulambo, was released last year.
“I am excited about the nominations. I was surely expecting the nominations since I had worked harder on this project to ensure a quality product at the end of the day.”
Ndivhuho NL is a music educator who has produced many young instrumentalists locally in different high schools. He began his professional career at the age 24 as a jazz music student. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Music honours degree from the University of Venda in 2009.
He first released his single in 2010, which comprised four songs, of which Ndariyeni Limpopo had gained anthemic status. His first full-length album was Vhutsila ifa lashu.
“It took me seven years to complete Vhutsila ifa lashu,” he said.
His music is a collection of his own compositions that are daring in both style and uniqueness, promising a new take on contemporary musical ideologies with the simplicity of music that influenced him over the last few years.
He is a resident of Tshilungoma village. “Music should be appreciated as art and also as a career in our communities,” he said.
For more information on Ndivhuho NL's nominations and his music, visit his Facebook page. He can be reached on 064 974 1431 (WhatsApp) and 073 176 0204 (calls).
Ndivhuho NL has just been nominated in four categories of the Mzantsi Jazz Awards 2019.
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.