MacDee is an award winning, one of the most sought after and talented producers in Zimbabwe. He also ventured into singing and released several singles in the process.
January 15, 1985
|Years active||2004 to Present|
McDee was born on January 15, 1985. He attended Msengezi High School. He lost his mother in March 2018.
MacDonald Chidavaenzi has produced some of the best albums and singles for several Zimbabwean artists. He has produced award-winning songs such as Leonard Mapfumo's "Two Chete", EX-Q featuring Oliver Mtukudzi "Pane Rudo", Diana Samkange's "Kumaziva ndadzoka" Bethen Pasinawako’s "Ndinzverei", Plaxedes Wenyika’s "Nguva Yekudanana" to Alexio Kawara’s "Tinodanana" and Extra Large’s "Small House". He was introduced to music by MOVIP Records and mentored by Tapiwa Gunde after which he linked up with Philemon Gezi and co-founded Start Connected Studios nicknamed "Machikichori".
Mcdee is also the owner of Eternity Productions, a record stable which has the likes of Trevor Dongo and King Shaddy attached to it. Mcdee is said to have started producing music in 2004 and would take it to bigger stable such as Metro Studios Diamond Production Studios for marketing but grew to become a fully independent stable. While McDee made a name producing music for urban groovers, he has also produced music for the likes of Zimpraise, Pastor G, Kudzi Nyakudya, and Sabastian Magacha.
Albums Produced by MacDee
- Ruvarashe - Trevor Dongo
- Brighter Day - Thembalami
- Compilation Album - ZIMSTARS ft Russo
- Zvanaka - Charlie Kambudzi
- Vhangeri - Kudzai Nyakudya
- Mufaro Wangu - Tsitsi Kudita
- Rumbidzwai - Reformers praise
- Great and Mighty - Dumisani Chitukutuku
- Ndipei meso - Lloyd Tevedzai
- Behold Jesus - Anna Zengeya
- 1st Verse - Trevor Dongo
- Shumba Yedenga - Kudzai Nyakudya
- Prophecy - Talent Madiro
- Indestructible - Pastor G
- kumaziva ndadzoka - Diana Samkange
- Nyasha DzaMwari - Pianos Jaravaza
- Large and In Charge - XTRALARGE
- Back to Sender - Sebastian Magacha
- Faith and Kit - Thembalami
- Ndiye Ega - Lifechanging
- Nzvimbo Yenyu - Lloyd Tevedzai
Award Winning Albums
- Pfimbi Yangu by Alexio Kawara - National Arts Merit Awards Outstanding Album (2007)
A separate album done by Extra Large titled "Still at Large" also had a NAMA nomination.
- Zimbabwe Music Awards’ Producer of the Year for (2006)
- Frank Johnson Primary Pianist of the Year award
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- Russo, MacDee release singles, NewsDay, Published: January 16, 2012, Retrieved: April 13, 2015
- Ngoni Muzofa Macdee makes the hitmakers, Zimbabwe Independent, Published: May 13, 2010, Retrieved: April 14, 2015
- Yeukai Moyo Mac Dee professionalizes urban grooves, The Zimbabwean, Published: July 15, 2011, Retrieved: April 14, 2015