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Mukudzeyi Mukombe
Mukudzeyi Mukombe

Mukudzei Mukombe born on 4 July 1987 (age-35 years old) is a Zimbabwean Contemporary musician and lead member of the band third Generations.

Biography profile of Mukudzeyi Mukombe

Full name : Mukudzeyi Mukombe
Gender : Male
Age : 35 years old
Date of birth : 4 July 1987
Place of birth : Uzumba-Maramba Pfungwe
Nationality : Zimbabwean
Occupation : Musician, Philanthropist, Author, Brand ambassador, artist manager
Genre : Afro beats, Afro jazz, Reggae and Zimbabwean music

Early age of Mukudzei Mukombe

Mukombe was born and raised in Uzumba, Murehwa, a small town about 95 km from Harare, capital of Zimbabwe.’ He is the last born in a family of five. As a young boy he liked writing, reading his father’s Shona novels, swimming in the river with friends, and hunting in the forests.

Time and again he would come back home with his shorts torn from all the climbing and adventure. Most importantly, he liked to sing. He nurtured this habit through singing at school assemblies and at church, as well as playing the mbira with his teacher Mupa Musimbe. As he grew older and as his mbira skills improved, Mukombe felt confident and inspired to pursue his interests in music. People began to realize his natural gift in music and language, and encouraged him to be serious with it.

Education of Mukudzeyi Mukombe

Mukombe, attended Musamhi Primary School and later Musamhi High School in Mutoko, in Mashonaland East Province. He then relocated to Harare where he stayed with his uncle and eventually completed his ordinary and advanced levels of education in Harare.

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Music Career

During his first year of high school, Mukombe had his first experience writing music. With the help of his buddies, he began to record dancehall and reggae songs, some of which became popular in the neighborhood but fell flat on the face of the national music scene. Later, he collaborated with DJ Thando and other local producers to develop modern music and afro jazz tunes, releasing singles like “Sorry Mama?” and “Seiko.”

His career began in 2005. Sungano, his debut album with a commercial release, was made available in 2007. Two further albums—Rudo neRunyararo and Ngwarira Kuparara—were later released by him. It featured the singles “Maria” and “Dande,” the latter of which featured Chiwoniso Maraire, and was financially successful. Due to Ngwarira Kuparara’s commercial success, he was given a contract for the Wednesday slots at Jazz 105, a nearby bar in Harare.

A NAMA Award for Song of the Year went to him for the song “Gotchi Gotchi” when he released his fourth album, Tsviriyo, in 2013. In 2014, he published Kumbumura Mhute. In the same year, he was honored with five NAMA awards and two ZIMA awards. The same year he opened a new studio, Jerusarema, his sixth studio album, was released.

His most well-known work was a duet with the Grammy Award-winning Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz on the popular song “Watora Mari,” which in less than a month after its release amassed over a million views on YouTube. The song “Watora Mari” has received a ton of playing on Trace Africa and MTV base. Mukombe released Chitubu, his eighth studio album, on November 2, 2018. Popular African musicians like Patoranking and Sauti Sol collaborate on the album. Mukombe was nominated for the All Africa Music Awards’ Best Male Artist in Southern Africa category in 2019. (AFRIMAs). His most prominent effort was a duet with the Grammy-winning Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz on the popular song “Watora Mari,” which in less than a month received over a million views on YouTube.


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Personal Life

Rufaro Chiworeso, about whom he sang in the song Rufaro, is the woman he is married to. They have three girls and a boy. He also has a son from an earlier union. Mukombe said in 2012 that his mother is the source of his success after she gave him the blessing following a US$7,000 birthday celebration for her.

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. Gwara (9 July 2021)
. Hokoyo (2020)
. Chitubu (2 November 2018)
. Kutonga Kwaro (22 August 2017)
. Mdhara Vachauya (2016)
. Jerusarema (2015)
. Kumbumura Mhute (2014)
. Tsviriyo (2013)
. Ngwarira Kuparara (2012)
. Sungano Yerudo (2010)
. Rudo Nerunyararo (2007)