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Namhla Mbawuli Biography

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Namhla Mbawuli (born March 27, 1988), is a South Africa song-writer, singer and performing artist born and raised in the country’s Eastern Cape Province.

Namhla Mbawuli (born March 27, 1988), is a South Africa song-writer, singer and performing artist born and raised in the country’s Eastern Cape Province.

The 2nd born of 6 children, Namhla moved to Gauteng Province in 2007 to pursue her tertiary education. She has since obtained a Bachelors of Commerce (BCom) degree in Internal Auditing from the University of Pretoria (2010), as well as BCom Honours degree in Business Management through the University of South Africa (2017).

Namhla’s love for music began at a young age but was further develop during her university days where she actively participated in various musical societies and also collaborated with other university students either aspiring to be musicians, or simply enjoyed the artistry of music.

Since then, Namhla has collaborated with a variety of House Dj’s such as Msayibo, King P, and Dj Meq providing their rhythmic house beats with both lyrical and vocal content made from a combination of Afro Soul, RnB and Afro Pop influence. Her big “break” in the collaborative front of the music industry occurred in 2015 following a feature on a song titled Boomerang with Metro FM award winning house Dj and music producer, Mobi Dixon. Boomerang was the first track on Mobi’s Live The Music album, an album that won a Metro FM award for best Dance album in 2016.

Namhla is now ready to embark on her solo music career beginning with her much anticipated single featuring DJ Meq titled Uyindlela due for release on the 30th of October 2017. The song remains grounded to Namhla’s rhythmic and commercial house background, whilst infused with a combination of Afro Soul, Afro Pop, RnB, Gospel and even Country music lyrical and vocal content.

Uyindlela reintroduces us to a new rhythmic house sound and also further channels Namhla’s vocal variation whilst still maintaining the soft and simple tone she’s familiarised with. The song creatively adds on to the global evolution of house music and provides a brilliant introduction that paves the way for Namhla and her journey in music.