Introducing Mahke Mvelo with a Debut Single – As I Trod
The Poet waits quietly to paint the Unsaid
Mahke Mvelo has awakening and healing music that is a unique blend of Reggae and Ma”Ska”ndi (South African Traditional music) that she sings in seSwati with an element of Rhythm and Poetry flow. The sistah is strongly motivated by Haile Selassie I and Psalm reading. The Word, Sound and Power of her music is Reggae that is rooted and cultural; with Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Busi Mhlongo, Akae Beka, Luntan Fayah, Pressure Buss Pipe, Capleton and Sizzla being her inspiration.
She released her debut single – As I Trod – without pomp or fuss, rather letting it seep into our conscious with elevating meditation vibes. The single is taken off her upcoming album due for release 2021/22 summer season. She finds her purpose being that of caring and sharing her music to heal the polluted earth, bring about world peace, jubilation, purification, healing and consciousness of Jah RasTafari.
Born in Kwa-Guqa, a township west of the industrial town of eMalahleni in the province of Mpumalanga – the energy centre of South Africa and a focal point of Africa’s largest coalfields, power stations, steel manufactures and train railway lines and, most relevant, home to the legend Hugh Masekela. Her parents bestowed her with the name Claudia Ntombifuthi Mashinini – Mnisi and she grew naturally to being conscious of her purpose and she transformed into Mahke Mvelo (Mother Nature), a RasTafarian Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet and Entrepreneur.
Mahke Mvelo’s gift and talent as a singer started at home singing and at her Primary School Choir and she had already been writing Poetry. She performed her first Poem in 2004 on the popular Rude Boy Paul, Lee and Sanza’s”Radio Breakfast Show on Y-FM. Since then she has co-produced her new single As I Trod with her Producer Young 2unn Beats. She has interest in research, as she held a position as a Jnr. Researcher on another hugely popular youth TV show – Zola 7. She is also into dancing and plays the guitar and drums ,which she incorporated in her song “As I Trod” along with the African Elephant sound as a trumpet call for the Rise of Revolution.