Mkomaas born Maskandi artist and song writer Mbuzeni Mkhize is headed to the U.S this December to collaborate with mega star Rihanna!
In 2016 Mbuzeni gave a show stopping performance remixing Diamonds by Rihanna in Istanbul, Turkey which blew the audience away! It turns out Riri’s scouts were watching as well!
The 32 year old then got the shock of his life when Rihanna’s team called him saying the pop star would love to collaborate on a song with him.
“Rihanna could have chosen any person to work with her. But she choose me out of hundreds of maskandi artists. For that, I am honoured and humbled. I thank my ancestors for the gift [of singing],” Mbuzeni told the Sowetan.
Mbuzeni also said this could help bring more recognition to the genre of Maskandi. “This is a big thing for South Africa and for maskandi as a whole. This shows that my music is taken seriously wherever I perform.”
The guitarist said he is already working on the song so that he can further impress Rihanna when they meet for the much anticipated collaboration!