Muzi Mangena
Muzi Mangena
BornMuzi Mangena
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Musician
Years active1998-present
Known forThe hit song Tombofara
Notable workTombofara

Muzi Mangena is one half of the duo Calvin and Muzi that produced the hit single Tombofara in 1998. He is now based in the United Kingdom in London.

Background

He grew up in Bulawayo and is childhood friends with fellow group member Calvin Gudu.[1] They attended the same church in Bulawayo.[2]

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Career

Before recording the song Tombofara with Calvin, Muzi was contracted to a Copenhagen based company and was touring Denmark.[3] Their hit song Tombofara was not planned and according to Calvin,

"We never planned to write it or record it, never mind for it to be the success that it was."[1]

This is because the song was written and produced in one day when Muzi passed by Calvin's UK studio.[1] Muzi took a break from music after a contractual stint with the Copenhagen-based DanZim Company but was rumoured to be working with Calvin in the studio.[4]

Trivia

  • He stayed with the late Fortune Muparutsa at his London flat for 2 months after Fortune's radical chemotherapy.[5]

Video Gallery

The making of the Tombofara Remix




References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [ http://nehandaradio.com/2014/05/07/calvin-muzi-re-launch-tombofara-zim-achievers-awards/ Calvin and Muzi to re-launch ‘Tombofara’ at Zim Achievers Awards], "Nehanda Radio", Published: May 7, 2014, Retrieved: July 15, 2015
  2. The Matonto glory, "Intimacy with Zim Musicians", Published: January 11, 2012, Retrieved: July 15, 2015
  3. Gudu back after a decade, "Chronicle", Published: september 1, 2012, Retrieved: July 15, 2015
  4. The return of the 98’ Tombofara duo: Calvin, Muzi, "NewsDay", Published: May 17, 2014, Retrieved: July 15, 2015
  5. At last Muparutsa to Rest In Peace, "ZimEye", Published: July 24, 2009, Retrieved: July 15, 2015