Mukololo excels at reciting poems

Date:31 October 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

Read: 1900

Twenty-seven-year-old Khathutshelo Mudogwa, known as “Mudogwa Mukololo wa Africa”, is an aspiring young performance poet from Ha-Masia Tshikwarani village.

Mudogwa started reciting biblical verses, in the form of poetry, during item sessions at church, but at the annual Masia Day celebration in 2011, where she entertained hundreds of guests, her talents were fully recognised, and from that moment on she never looked back.

“I had read and listened to many other poets’ work, and loved it,” she said. “As an artist, I strive for authenticity in my own work; I want people to see me in my work.”

She writes about social issues, such as the challenges faced with service delivery and crime, but also love and happiness. “I believe that my talent is still growing, but one day it will take me around the world,” she said.

Mudogwa, who won the Best Poet award during the Vhavenda Acknowledgement Awards 2021 a fortnight ago, has some outstanding work to her name, including poems such as U mmbulahelani, N1, Nguvho ya tsiwana and Midzi yau. “U mmbulahelani refers to the cry of a baby,” she said. “Many childless couples long for a baby of their own, yet there are women who abort or kill their children. This is a part of the many social ills that break one’s heart.”

N1 was inspired by the many accidents along the N1 national road. While it expresses the pain of losing loved ones, it also takes the form of a prayer to God to always protect motorists along the N1. “I am totally against reckless and negligent driving, so in this poem I also warn those who don’t follow traffic rules to adhere,” she said.

Nguvho ya tsiwana tells the story of an orphan who lives with abusive relatives. The poet feels that relatives should change bad behaviour and start showing love to those they are entrusted with.

The poem Midzi yau urges the Vhavenda people to return to their African roots and speaks about a people’s culture and the need to embrace one’s traditions and norms.

Mudogwa looks forward to scooping up her second poetry award on 31 October, since she has been nominated for the African Print Authors & Poetry Awards in three different categories, namely Best Traditional Poet, Best Traditional Poem and Best Female Musical Poet.

She is available on Facebook (Precious Mudogwa) and can be reached on Tel 072 366 2000.



Khathutshelo Mudogwa. Picture 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.






From the jaws of death to a gospel star

Entertainment: 06 August 2022

Today he is an international gospel artist, an ANC councillor, radio presenter, pastor and an albinism activist, but for Mbilu Rapson Rambuwani, life has not always been this comfortable. When he was born, he had to be rescued by his mother as some family members wanted him to be killed because he was born with albinism.

Things are looking up for Musina FM's Lerato

Entertainment: 05 August 2022

Young Lerato Mamatlodi is fast becoming one of the darlings of the local airwaves. At the age of 27, she is counted among Musina FM’s best presenters, with a huge following behind her. Lerato presents the Afternoon Drive Show, broadcast on weekdays from 15:00 to 18:00. 

Disco is not dead, says The Lion

Entertainment: 31 July 2022

If you thought that disco music was dead, Rofhiwa Ronald Mudau, aka The Lion, has a surprise in store for you when he releases his third full album, titled Matula, at the end of September this year.

Charles and Prince want their debut EP to reach audiences

Entertainment: 31 July 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

After an intense two years of rehearsals and preparations, locally born brothers Prince and Charles Sigebe – officially labelled as Charles and Prince - finally released their debut extended-play (EP) album, called Vha Ima na Rine on 27 June this year.