Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, known professionally as Makhadzi is a South African singer and musician. She is best known for her songs "Tshanda Vhuya" and "Matorokisi."
|Birth name||Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona|
|Born||Ha-Mashamba, Limpopo, South Africa|
Makhadzi was born in a small village called Ha-Mashamba Tshivhangani, just outside Elim in Limpopo province. After her parents separated, Ndivhudzannyi and her two siblings had to stay with their mother. She completed her grade 12 at Mukula Integrated School. Ndivhudzannyi obtained her qualification in Public Relations and she is currently studying Drama.
Makhadzi's first album was released in 2012, and she has released 6 albums as of 2020. As a teenager, Ndivhudzannyi traveled to France, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to perform. She released a song called "Tshikwama".
In 2018, Makhadzi was hosted on Yo TV for her first television performance. She has since conducted interviews with various radio stations, including Munghana Lonene FM, Phalaphala FM, Nzhelele FM, Makhado FM, Sloot FM, and Capricon FM, where she spoke about her music, life and her hardships. She also appeared on The Morning Show on ETV. Makhadzi was one of the performers at the 2020 DSTV Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards. Her performance was hailed as one of the best performances of the night on social media.
Awards and Nominations
|2017||Best Tshivenda hit||Won|||
|2018||TSHIMA awards||Best Tshivenda Dance Artist/Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year,Tshivenda Song of the Year
,Best Tshivenda Artist of the Year
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- "Wedding singer Makhadzi bags four TSHIMAs". Entertainment. Zoutnet.
- "Royal gospel and heritage festival launched". Entertainment. Zoutnet.