Artist Of The Week: Dumisani Maxwell Kunene AKA Dj Sdunkero

Dumisani Maxwell Kunene, best known as Dj Sdunkero was born in Kabokweni. Born 26 October 1981, he always knew he would become a famous Dj in Nelspruit Mpumalanga and even beyond. He is a Dj, producer and executive director of Groova Records. He has five albums out excluding his latest album “DJ Sdunkero & GroovaBoys- Rise Above”. He is the artist and producer of the most famous hit songs Maputo song, Stolen Property and Shakara which was released in 2017, with the most recent Nothing sweeter ft Aloe B. 

Dj Sdunkero began making beats in 2002 in Nelpruit, with a passion for music he was determined to accomplish his dream of becoming a Dj and Producer. He met Dj Christos in 2004 for a big opportunity to sign a deal with House Africa in 2005. They then put together a project called Power Play, and that was the beginning of the great Dj Sdunkero.

Dj Sdunkero started producing his first album titled Edladleni Volume.1 in 2006. This album sold 30 000 units and he received the SAMA Best Record of The Year in 2008. Edladleni Vol. 1 featured his most famous song Maputo Song, with a phenomenal response from the public and house music lovers nationwide. 

He is currently working on his latest studio album Sir Groova, due for release on the 31st October 2020 under Groova Records. Two singles have been released currently Ukulala ft Mr Chillax and Phakama ft Mis DQ with music videos available on YouTube, also having received good reviews. The album has a complete of 12 songs all revealing his talent of diversifying house music sounds into modern African style.

He features artists like Bongi Silinda, Afrobrothers, Mr Chillax, Tash Dime, just to name a few. 

The album will be available on digital stores worldwide. 

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