Mdu Masilela Biography: Wife, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Children, Wikipedia, Family

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Biography

Mduduzi Masilela (born April 25, 1970), affectionately referred to as Mdu Masilela or M’du, is a celebrated South African musician often hailed as The Godfather or Chomi Yabana. 

He’s widely recognized for his significant influence on the Kwaito music genre, standing as a pioneer alongside esteemed artists like Boom ShakaTrompies, and Mandoza during the vibrant era of the 1990s. 

In recognition of his illustrious career, Mdu Masilela was honored with the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award at the South Africa Music Awards in 2015.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Mduduzi Masilela
Stage Name: Mdu Masilela, M’du
Born: 25 April 1970 (age 53 years old)
Place of Birth: Zola, Soweto, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: N/A
Height: 1.61 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Masilela
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Sarah Masilela
Girlfriend • Partner: Sibahle Dlamini
Children: 4
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Mdu Masilela, a native of Zola, Soweto, South Africa, was born on April 25, 1970. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Masilela, lovingly nurtured him. 

Regrettably, the media has not been able to provide information regarding Mduduzi’s siblings. Similarly, details concerning Mdu Masilela’s educational journey have yet to surface.

Career

Since dropping his first album, Mdu Masilela has been a dynamic force in the music scene, wearing many hats beyond just singing. Alongside belting out tunes, he’s shown off his skills as a composer, bassist, and keyboardist. But his impact goes beyond his own music – he’s mentored up-and-coming talents like Sharon Dee and MaWillies, giving them a shot at stardom.

His musical journey started in the ’90s, hitting big with the catchy Stokvel in the late ’90s. Since then, Mdu‘s been churning out hits and teaming up with big names in South Africa’s music biz. His efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, nabbing him awards like the South African Music Award for Best Kwaito Album in 2001. And he’s not just about music – Mdu‘s also dabbled in entrepreneurship, setting up his record label, 911 Entertainment.

His knack for music production started with acts like ChiccoPat Shange, and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, alongside producer Mandla Mofokeng. Together, they laid the groundwork for Mdu’s epic career.

In 1988, Mdu Masilela and Mandla formed M-M Deluxe, dropping Where Were You? under Cool Spot Productions. By 1990, Mdu was making waves with his debut album, LA Beat, putting his stamp on South Africa’s house music scene.

As Kwaito music surged, Mdu jumped on board, earning himself the title “The Godfather Of Kwaito” for his groundbreaking contributions. He even started his own label, M’Du Records, where he nurtured talents like MashamplaniSharon DeeMawillies, and others. But he didn’t stop there—he also pursued solo projects and got into Kwaito jazz with LM Jam (Let M’Du Jam), showcasing his diverse talents.

With a trophy case full of awards, including the South African Music Award for Best Kwaito Album in 2001, Mdu’s left an indelible mark on the industry. In 2015, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the South Africa Music Awards, cementing his legacy in music history.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @mdu.masilela
  • Twitter handle: M’du Masilela (@mdumasilela)
  • Facebook: Mdu Masilela

Personal Life

Mdu Masilela, aged 53 and married to Sarah Masilela, finds himself embroiled in a legal tangle concerning bigamy accusations. Reports suggest that he paid lobola, a traditional marriage dowry, for his child’s mother, Sibahle Dlamini, allegedly without the knowledge or consent of his lawful wife, Sarah

In light of this, Sarah is contemplating legal action against Dlamini’s family members, who accepted the lobola payment from Mdu‘s side. The couple shares three children together, while Mdu Masilela has a child outside his wedlock.

Discography

Albums

  • 1996: Ipompe 
  • 2000: 24 Seven 
  • 1998: M’Du or Die 
  • 2000: No Pas No Special 
  • 2001: Always da Case 
  • 2002: The Godfather 
  • 2004: Shwabana Ghost Mixes 
  •  2006: C-Simple 
  • 2006: Ya Rocka 
  • 2006: The Very Best of Mdu 

Net Worth

South African musician Mdu Masilela is a gifted individual whose net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. He became well-known in the 1990s by introducing a unique blend of house and kwaito music, enthralling listeners with his avant-garde style.

Masilela‘s exceptional talent has propelled him to financial success and garnered him a devoted following of fans who greatly appreciate his energetic stage presence and infectious melodies. Today, he remains an esteemed and influential figure in the South African music scene.




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