Image Via: ZiFM Stereo
October 12, 1985
|Spouse(s)||Fadzai Nyandoro (former)|
|Relatives||Delani Makhalima (brother)|
Sanii Makhalima is a pioneer of Zimbabwean Urban Grooves music and a popular multi talented Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and producer.
Sanii Makhalima was born Lumgisani Makhalima on 12 October. He had been married to marriage to Fadzai Nyandoro for five years but the couple separated in 2013. They have two children together. He is younger brother to Delani Makhalima.
He holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Cape Town and is currently studying towards his Masters in Business Administration.
Sanii started singing at the age of 9 but his professional career kicked off in 1999. He became a household name in the New Millennium when he released his first album Usadaro which carried the hit songs 'Ndofefeterwa' and 'Hakuna mumwe' which were accompanied by good videos. The latter video received 41,693 views on youtube up to date.'Sanii has produced over 1000 songs in his musical careers for other artists and as a producer, has managed to produce close to 200 number 1 hits for other musicians He had been nominated for numerous awards including but not limited to, ZIMA Awards, NAMA Awards, Golden Scissors Awards just to name a few.
HE has six albums to his name:
- The Urban Renewal (2011)
- Mr. Makhalima & Friends
- Evolution (2013)
In 2013 Sanii was reported to have fallen on hard times after his Umsindo studios situated in Jason Moyo Avenue in Harare closed in 2012 following his failure to pay rentals. This forced him to record the 'Evolution' album with other studios.
In 2013, the talented musician courted controversy after he produced an album 'Get Connected under the banner Born Free Crew, to win support for Robert Mugabe by potraying him as a "cool leader. Many of his fans, condemned his actions on his facebook page expressing their anger and saying he had lost it.
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