Vusi Mkhize

Bio

Vusi Mkhize is a well-travelled veteran lead guitarist and a vocalist from South Africa.

When looking at Vusi Mkhize’s history one is not surprised that he turned out to be great in guitar playing and music in general. He hails from the place called Ntshongweni, just outside of Hammarsdale in the province of KwaZulu Natal. Vusi Mkhize was blessed to have the South African great musicians for inspiration at his door step. It was at his area where he got to see the likes of Themba Nzuza; Duza Mthethwa; David Masondo from the Soul Brothers group and many others. Watching the bands rehearse at Bra Themba Nzuza’s place, he fell in love with the guitar and then he decided to ask Bra Themba Nzuza to teach him this instrument.

After completing his matric he had to leave home to look for greener pastures because now the musicians like The Soul Brothers had already moved to Johannesburg. He moved to Umlazi to join Afro Praises Gospel group. The group disbanded which forced him to move down to the South Coast where he teamed up with a gentleman called Maveshe to form a band. That band also split, he then joined a group called Thatha from Clermont and it also fizzled out after sometime. This experience prompted him to start a band that he vowed to
himself that it would not fall into the same trap like other bands but it would continue forever. The band was called Sakhula and he started it in 1995.

Sakhula had such a great streak performing in many venues in and around Durban. It was only in 1998 where their years of preparation were met with a lifetime opportunity while performing at The BAT Centre for tourists. They were then selected to go to China as part of the South African Airways entourage as they were going there to launch a new route for the airline company. They spent 3 weeks in China performing in many places during the day and worked as a resident band every night at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel in Hong Kong. This news scored them many bookings when they returned to the country and every promoter wanted to have them on their line-up.

EDUCATION; SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Khabazela, as he is affectionately known among musicians, decided to go acquire formal education. With the assistance of brilliant
guitarist, Bheki Khoza, Vusi went to Johannesburg to study at the same Institution where Bheki Khoza was a lecturer.

• Khabazela holds an N2 Level Certificate in Jazz and Popular Music from the Central
Johannesburg College, which he did in 2004
• He has also obtained a Certificate in Facilitation
• He has worked on various projects as Band leader; Lead Guitarist; Singer; Song-
writer; Lyricist; Composer; Song-arranger and/ or Producer

HIGH PROFILE PERFORMANCES
He has performed for heads of state, dignitaries and various esteemed guests and his high
profile performances include:
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Gqwe Gqwe Gqwe Vusi Mkhize at The BAT Centre/ AFR ORCHESTRA

Music

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Waya Ngaphi
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Themba Lami
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Gqwe Gqwe Gqwe
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African Angel
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Vuka Sambe
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Ngasha Uthando
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Amathongo
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Unomalungelo
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HIV & Aids
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Kwelakhithi
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Women's Rights
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Umangothobane
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Ncinci Bo
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Videos

UKHOZI FM - radio interview 26 November 2023
Amathongo, Vusi Mkhize
Gqwe Gqwe Gqwe Vusi Mkhize at The BAT Centre/ AFR ORCHESTRA
Bra Mindloz, Vusi Mkhize at The BAT Centre/ AFRO ORCHESTRA Concert
Vuka Sambe, Vusi Mkhize at The BAT Centre/ AFRO ORCHESTRA Concert
Amathongo, Vusi Mkhize at the BAT Centre/ AFRO ORCHESTRA Concert
UNomalungelo
Ikhoth' eyikhothayo by Vusi Mkhize
SABELA
Maluju by Vusi Mkhize
Women's Right
Music is life
Vusi Mkhize intro video

Gigs

ZAHammarsdale, South Africa
In operation since: 
2000

Contact

+27826812739
Sifiso Cele

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