Mpume Ngunelihle Mnyawe


Mpume Ngunelihle Mnyawe is a music group from South Africa that has been together since 2006.

They were part of Shabalala Rhythm which was created by Sibongiseni Shabalala, the son of the late Ladysmith Black Mambazo lead singer and founder Joseph Shabalala.

Gagamela and Skahle were both mentored and trained by Maqhinga Radebe and Joseph Shabalala. Early in 2022, the group was born and was called Gagamela which translates to magnifying/ exaggerate.

With dedication to art and work in general, the fruits of the hard work has produced a single called UMzabalazo. UMzabalazo tells the story relating to our journey and struggles that got us to where we are today. The story of the love we have for our music and our pride in our diverse genres of traditional music.

The group consist of the following members:
Sharon Mthembu come with the vast performing arts experience which include but not limited to dance, singing and acting. She is the former member of Shabalala Rhythm backing singers and dancer. She has toured internationally in various countries as a dancer and vocalist.

Zwangabantu Radebe The producer of the first single, Umzabalazo. He brings massive experience, having worked with iHashi Elimhlophe and with four albums under his name, he not only understand Maskandi, he brings the essence of this group that has the Isicathamiya heritage and roots. He is also a former member of Shabalala Rhythm.

Gagamela Shabalala was trained at the Ladysmith Black Mambazo by his grandfather, Joseph Shabalala.

Skahle Radebe trained by his father, Maqhinga Radebe and also a former member of Shabalala Rhythm.

The group Manager and Public Relations Person
Mpume M, is a former member of Woza Africa group, an experienced Performing Arts Institution Manager as well as Public Relations Manager, with over 20 years experience within the Communication, Marketing and Advertising Industries.
She is currently working with the group, and is also a co-host of an online TV and a presenter at one of the community radio stations.

Contact Details
Mpume M
Cell: 061 259 9428
Email: OR

Gagamela Shabalala
Cell: 082 755 5966


Opportunité d’être booké: Gagamela, the Maskandi-Scathamiya group that I am representing is looking for live performances including touring outside South Africa as a way to Market and introduce this unique music that they are doing to the masses.


ZADurban, South Africa
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061 259 9428
Mpume M

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