South Africa recording artist, producer and DJ, MVZZLE today releases the video for major label single debut ‘Uvalo’. The single, released at the beginning of the national lockdown has achieved major success at radio, even reaching the national top 20 most played songs. The song which continues to blaze across national radio solidifies his hit maker status.
Gift Selaelo Morukhuladi, aka MVZZLE – the talented hit maker who flamed the airwaves last year, as producer and feature on DJ Zinhle’s massive hit ‘Umlilo’ which featured Rethabile and Donald’s most recent single, ‘Black Love’, is ready to carve his solo music career.
Watch ‘Uvalo’ below
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In 8 years, the 25 year old Producer and DJ has gone from playing at local clubs to placing third in SABC 1’s televised Dj competition, 1’s and 2’s to gracing stages such as the DSTV Mzansi’s Viewers’ Choice Awards, Motsepe Foundation Celebration, and Major League Gardens amongst others. All this, whilst collecting his first #1 with Zinhle’s ‘Umlilo’.
Directed by Monde Dube, the video is shot between two locations in Johannesburg, and is a visual representation of the song’s essence – love. The jovial visuals are a perfect way to usher in the blooming of Spring.
Says MVZZLE: “Shooting a video during a global pandemic was slightly nerve wrecking, but the team ensured a safe and very closed set, who all took care to ensure that we got the best visuals. It felt good to be out, in a beautiful environment doing what I love – it reminded me of the beauty in freedom and I hope that everyone feels the same when they see the visuals.”
Born Gift S. Morukhuladi, in Musina and raised in a village called Mountain View – to a mom who’s a businesswoman and a dad who was the Conductor of the military band, at the time.
Gift, recalls his earliest childhood memories growing up with his grandmother, before at age 8, he moved to Polokwane International Gateway to be with his parents. At this point his dad had gone from Conductor to Band Master at the SA Army Band.
In 2016, as a grade 6 learner, MVZZLE was so consumed by music that he taught himself how to play drums via his desk and ruler. 2008, was a defining year for him when his brother introduced him to Reason 4, a software used to produce music.
Initially producing Hip-Hop and R&B – it was only in 2016, when he started producing house music. Making the difficult decision to drop out of college to pursue music and the assistance of SAACYF (South African Arts and Culture Youth Forum) who gave him opportunities to play at events such as Major League Gardens, Mapungubwe Arts Festival and Motsepe Foundation amongst others.
The wheels of fortune turned in his favour in 2018, when he entered SABC 1’s Dj competition, 1’s and 2’s – where he placed third. After the competition, MVZZLE contacted renowned DJ and entrepreneur, Zinhle with two beats, one of which is now the smash hit ‘Umlilo’ featuring Rethabile – who had earlier DM’d, Zinhle on Instagram proposing a collaboration with her.
Mina Nawe – Lady Zamar (From 1’s and 2’s)
Umlilo – by Dj Zinhle
Black Love – by Donald
Afro Pop Song “Lovio” by MVZZLE
Don’t You Worry – by MVZZLE
MVZZLE’s musical journey has been nothing short of fate and determination at play. From his stage name given to him by his class mates which means the, “open end of the barrel of the gun” which is quite ironic considering his father’s position as the Band Master of the SA Army Band.
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