Buffalo SoulJah


Born on 16 September 1980 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Buffalo SoulJah (real name Thabani Ndlovu) is a dancehall and hip-hop musician based in South Africa. At eight he released his first song was ‘Zuva Randisingakanganwe’ (The Day I Will Never Forget). His involvement into music might have been prompted by her father who was also a musician. His father was a jazz artist and saxophonist who worked with the famous Thomas Mapfumo in the late 70s and early 80s.

Buffalo left his country for South Africa in 1999. He had so many challenges in order penetrate the country’s music industry. In 2000, he worked with a number of artists and making appearances on their albums. In 2002, he did collaboration with Ghanaian artist called Kweku aka Instinct. He later joined a group called Street Disciples and they released an album titled ‘The Chosen Ones’.

As a producer, he has produced an Afro-jazz Album called ‘Indlovu Yangena’ (Enter the Elephant). He runs a record label called United Nations of Africa. He has won five Channel O awards in the Best Ragga Dancehall Video and Best Newcomer categories.

ZAJohannesburg, South Africa


Thabani Ndlovhu
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 03 Jul 2015