A borrowed guitar changed Mduduzi’s life

Xolile Nkosi

Mduduzi Ncube agreed with his mother that he should be a doctor, but then a guitar changed his mind and changed the course of his life.

His friend lent him an old guitar as he was buying a new one and Mduduzi’s life as a musician kicked off.

“I took the guitar and started writing songs so that I could practice my guitar skills. I didn’t know when my friend wanted the guitar back, so practiced like mad,” the Isiginci hitmaker from Hammarsdale outside Durban told Scrolla.Africa.

Mduduzi said he started taking music seriously when he was in high school when people told him how talented he was.

“I formed a music group with my friends in school and since then music has been part of my life. We used to sing in the school assembly which shaped me for the bigger stage,” he said.

After a few months of practicing the guitar and writing songs, he felt that he was ready to take his talents to the world. He took a chance and went to Dj Tira’s studio.

“I sang and played my guitar outside Tira’s studios until Tira gave me an opportunity and that was my breakthrough,” he said.

But just when Mduduzi’s career was about to blossom, Covid-19 struck.

He decided to call rapper Big Zulu and told him he wanted to work with him.

“Big Zulu said I must come to Johannesburg. The day I arrived we worked on Isiginci and we never looked back.”

After Isiginci became a hit they worked on a full album, which he released late last year titled Isitimela.

Mduduzi recently released a single entitled Putsununu featuring Q Twins.

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