Date:25 October 2020 - By:
Gospel music star Mpho Majiga has another, brighter side. His television acting career is blossoming, following his roles as a detective in Generations and as Funi who works in the mayor’s office in Muvhango. Despite his busy acting career, Majiga still finds time to concentrate on his demanding gospel music career. He has so far released five successful gospel music albums that are doing well in the music fraternity.
Born at Ha-Mashau and then later moving to Ha-Mutsha, Majiga fell in love with music at an early age. “I would make musical instruments using old tin oil cans and rubber bands. My brothers would throw my tins away, arguing that I was making a noise, but I would reconstruct my instruments without any worries. As time went by, family members believed in my love for music and ended up supporting me.”
His love for the entertainment industry saw him studying music at the University of Venda. He also studied sound engineering at Rhulma Technologies. He is now a director of his own label, Majiga Music.
His long musical journey includes working with top producers such as Jabu Nkabinde, Dan Tshanda of Dalom Music, and Solly Moholo. He has performed in Botswana, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Namibia.
His music continues to dominate airplay on various radio stations, both regionally and nationally. “My first album, Holy, was released in 2009. In 2011, I released my second album, Born to worship, which was followed by my third one, Miracle God, that was released in 2013. My fourth offering, Lufuno lwau, hit the shelves in 2016. My latest one, Vha ya lwela, was released earlier this year.”
Majiga, whose music is available in all major online stores, encourages other artists to use modern technology to reach out to their fans. He is available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube as Mpho Majiga on all the platforms. He is also available on mobile number 0783819090 (voice calls and WhatsApp). “If used effectively, social media are here to make our lives easy. We can do most of our musical promotional work in the comfort of our homes. Sometimes delivering music in hard copy might be time-consuming and costly. There are costs like travelling and the little profit you get from the sales end up paying for those costs. However, I understand that I have my fans who want hard copies, and I also make sure that I cater for them.”
Mpho Majiga is riding the crest of the wave in both his music and television-acting career. Photo supplied.