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Entertainment - Date: 24 June 2018
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1447
A resident of Ngovhela village, Rendani Nemungadi, popularly known as Money Spender in the music industry, has just released two singles.
“I just dropped two singles, called Money Spender in isiZulu and Li do duga in Tshivenda, under the Nemungadi Records label,” he said. “And the full-length album is coming out soon.”
His music speaks about the lives of young and vibrant people who like entertainment as a way of fighting depression. It also puts people in a happy mood all the time. “I always make people happy when I jump onto the stage and make sure that everyone is dancing with me while I'm performing,” he said. “Most of my songs speak about the issues of people's lives and how to improve themselves and achieve a better life.”
He attended Rasikhuthuma Primary School and matriculated from Tshinanga Secondary School. He realised his artistic aptitudes when he was a pupil at Tshinanga.
“I was so keen on modelling, ballroom dancing, singing and dancing mapantsula jive,” he said. “At school they used to call me Maestro, which is the nickname of the king of kwaito, Arthur Mafokate.”
He stated that Arthur Mafokate was the one singer who inspired him. “I grew up listening to and dancing to the tunes and rhythms of his songs. He was my role model. I was always telling myself that one day I would meet him personally, and after completing my Grade 12, I went straight to Johannesburg, and that’s where I met him and learnt a lot from him about the music industry.”
He is a singer, producer and the owner of Nemungadi Records, which specialises in unearthing new talent. Nemungadi Records has signed three artists who are all busy working on new projects; the artists are Musanda Dasi Mrepa, DJ Nethiz and DJ Rod C’nda.
He can be reached on 076 143 5259.
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Rendani Nemungadi. Photo supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.