South African musician Mampintsha has died aged 40.
Big Nuz member, Mandla Maphumulo popularly known as Mampintsha has died. May his Soul Rest In Peace. Details about his death have not yet been confirmed.
Mampintsha was a South African producer and recording artist from Umlazi. In addition, he was the brainchild behind the band Big Nuz.
South African musician Mampintsha has died aged 40.
Due to the various Kwaito singles he has created throughout his career, Mampinstha became well-known across the country.
Mampintsha was virtually always mentioned in the media for the wrong reasons due to the persons he was affiliated with. Most of the time, this is the case.
The Late Mampintsha’s Biography
Mampintsha’s birthday is July 18th, and he was born in 1982. He died at 40..
Mampintsha Relationship with Babes Wodumo.
Mampintsha’s spouse is Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Selimane. Bongekile Selimane is her true name. The public was shocked by a photo of the couple joyfully flashing their wedding rings to one another that was released on Instagram before the two went public with their marriage.
Their marriage experienced a lot of controversy as a result of the abuse claims that have been circulating since 2018 and the general perception that their relationship was unstable. Despite this, the pair posted a highly embarrassing video on social media in which they made out in a hot tub, declaring their love for one another.
People once believed, inadvertently, that the woman was carrying the couple’s first child at a certain point in their life. A “special announcement” has been teased by babies in a variety of media. Many people believed that Babes’ photo at the time was an announcement of her pregnancy because she was wearing loose apparel. However, we later discovered that it was for a music video.
Mampintsha was well-known for his time spent with Big Nuz as well as his work since the group’s dissolution in 2015, when he launched a solo career.
Mandla Maphumulo, better known by his stage name Mampintsha, Mzi, also known as Danger, and Sbu, also known as Mashesha, formed the musical ensemble Big Nuz in 2002. The band’s name, which derives from the prefix of the license plates on all vehicles that are registered in Umlazi, came from the fact that they were brothers and went to school together in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal.
Soon after the band was formed, they relocated to Johannesburg with the hopes of signing a record deal there. In the same year, they were given the chance to perform a jingle on the e.Tv series Backstage. They were given a recording contract as a result of their performance.
Because they worked with Koli Lebone and Beatmaker to record music that was eventually not published, they ran into issues with their record company.
They worked together to develop the song Boom Boom in 2004 with the help of Ishmael, a giant in the Kwaito community at the time.
In 2006, Big Nuz carried on their path by inking a recording deal with Gallo Records. On their debut album, Zozo, which was released the same year, they worked with musicians such Kid Mokoena of Why Not Entertainment. After the album’s sales fell short of projections, Gallo Records came under fire for their subpar management, and the label was held accountable for the discrepancy.
They returned to Durban to work with the amazing DJ Tira after realizing that things weren’t going as planned in Johannesburg.
They worked hard on their debut song, “Uyoysholo Wena,” which they recorded. In 2008, they secured a contract with the Afrotainment record label and joined it. The second album of the group was released by the record company 2nd Round Knockout.
The band changed management after selling more than 20,000 albums in South Africa, and since then, their sales have increased to their expectations. By this time, they had amassed a large following across the nation, and rumors that they were on their way to taking over as the new kings of Kwaito were beginning to circulate.
They began receiving requests to perform at award ceremonies, and eventually got the chance to do so at the 2008 South African Music Awards, where they did so during the opening ceremony. They began receiving invitations to perform at other award ceremonies as well. They also received a trophy for song of the year during the awards ceremony.
After a year of touring and receiving accolades in 2008, Big Nuz returned to the studio with DJ Fisherman and DJ Tira to make their third album, Undisputed. Big Nuz also had DJ collaborations on this album.
The South African Music Awards named the album’s single “Umlilo” as Song of the Year, while the band’s album “Undisputed” received the prestigious platinum certification for sales of more than one million copies.
Their fourth studio album, Pound for Pound, was released in 2011. It was their fourth album. There were a total of 25 songs on the album, which was split over two discs. They continued to be one of the most well-known Kwaito groups in the nation, and they were able to sell over 40,000 copies of their album, giving it Platinum certification.
Singles from the album that became hits include “Sting Ray,” “Ntombenhle,” “Serious,” and “Emahlayeni.”
Made in Africa, which was their fifth studio album, was released by them in 2013. Songs such as “Hawaii,” “Inazo,” and “Incwadi Yothando” can be found on this album. They collaborated with notable individuals such as Khaya Mthethwa.
They released their last album as a group in 2015, which was titled For the Fans and available to the general public. Not long after the album’s release, other unfavorable news was also announced, along with the death of founding member R. Mashesha at the age of 34.
When it came to releasing the record, Big Nuz didn’t hold back, but this time it was done so in memory of Mashesha. The success of the record, which also took home the prize for Best Kwaito album of the year, helped the group win the award for Best Duo or Group of the Year. The company presented Mashesha with both honors.
Mampintsha solo artist
After one of their members passed away, they disbanded Big Nuz, and Mamnpitsha embarked on a solo career. Through his record label, West Ink record label, he strove to increase his reputation in his career. In the record company where he has worked throughout his solo career, he signed other performers.
He signed the majority of the performers from KwaZulu-Natal, with Babes Wodumo being the most notable. They collaborated on the 2016 smash single Wololo, which launched Babes’ career to the top of the charts.
One of the tracks that solidified his career as a solo performer was the song Jo’burg, which he released in 2019. The song is a remembrance of his journey and their Big Nuz debut days.