To show his avid support for the fight against women and child abuse, prolific reggae star Lordy Muvhango released another single, titled Ibvani khazwo, last week. The song, which features well-known reggae poetry singer Rooijah and songbird Jininka, made its grand entrance when it was played for the first time on local community radio station Phalaphala FM’s Reggae Show last Saturday.
Born on 15 December 1992 at Halambani Satani outside Thohoyandou, Muvhango’s musical talent became clear during his school years at Mmbofheni Primary and Ranndogwana High School, where he would entertain fellow students, teachers and guests at school events and gatherings. The Ha-Lambani area where he grew up was home to great late musicians such as Cyril Ndou, Jahman Chiganja and Thifhelimbilu Lovers Tshipenga. He also drew inspiration from artists such as Ntshenge Nthungeni, Tshifhiwa and the new sound vibration, the I khou Bobodana Band and Tendani Mutendasi Nephawe, who still entertain today.
Muvhango shot into stardom with the release of his debut album, called Afrika Tshipembe, in 2015, followed by his second album, Vivho, earlier this year. On these two albums he worked with well-known artists such as Jahman Choppa Mawela, Humbulani Ramagwedzha, Natty King, The Lion Poet and Leminho. He had also shared the stage with the likes of King Don, Radical Dread, Raymond Mukwevho, Aweeh, Ras Hendoman, Jah Chili, Ras Mphathe, 2Kan RSA, Croco Mytval and Zion Rasta Shai.
About his latest project, he says he could not just sit back and watch while the scourge of women and child abuse escalated. “My musical gift is meant to educate people about what is happening around them. Women and children are vulnerable, and they need voices to back up their plight. That is why I felt I had to get this single song out there, and I am happy that it is doing so well in the market,” he said.