Date:24 February 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
The stage name Munymax resounds with authenticity and perfection in terms of sound and lyrical innovation – his verses are unique and amazing.
This son of Azwinaki Khuluvhe and Ronald Mawela is living up to the meaning of his name Muneiwa, which means 'one bestowed with talents and gifts'. He has released a banger of an album, Mvelaphanda, that contains songs that mainly speak about progress.
“I strongly believe that there should be progress in life,” he said. “In Tshivenda, they say 'a hu na pfene li no fa li songo gonya luwa', which means that one should always hope for the better because there's always the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The songs on Mvelaphanda are Ndo muwana (ft Isaiah Everest and Eazyphyll), Ngoho (ft Mr Main), Dzi a vhuya (ft Misterwiz and Eazyphyll), Mvelaphanda, Nwana wanu (ft Isaiah Everest and Misterwiz), I suffered a lot (ft Meskay), Hayani (ft Rasta Bathu), Nkhangweleni (Eazyphyll), Ni a mu themba nahh (ft Misterwiz, Isaiah Everest and Meskay), I'm sorry (Mr Main and Eric), I tried (Meskay, Misterwiz and Prifix), Seleni (Ft Meskay), and Sendelani (ft Eazyphyll).
The outstanding hit on this album is Dzi a vhuya, which is a socially relevant song that details how difficult finding a woman is if one is not driving a 'Vurrrr Phaa!' (Polo car).
“We are living in a materialistic world where one's value is gauged through money and this is very wrong in that we end up losing a sense of love and ubuntu,” said this resident of Itsani Matieni. “I was previously known as MM in the music industry, but I had to change my stage name to Munymax when I started singing the kind of music that has social messages.”
He had attended Dzindi Primary School, Tshiulungoma Primary School, and Azwifarwi Primary School.
Those interested in Munymax can e-mail Manyisa Records at email@example.com.
Munymax's work resounds with authenticity and perfection in terms of sounds and lyrical innovation. Photo supplied.
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.