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Moozlie
Birth nameNomuzi Mabena
Born (1992-09-22) 22 September 1992 (age 26)
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
GenresHip Hop
Occupation(s)
InstrumentsVocals
Years active
  • Television personality:
    2012-present
  • Rapper:
    2015-present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.moozlie.com

Nomuzi Mabena (born 22 September 1992), professionally known as Moozlie is a rapper and television presenter. Born in Benoni, Gauteng, she rosed to fame when she won the MTV VJ Search for the year 2012. [1]

Early Life

Nomuzi was born on 22 September 1992. She grew up in Rynfield, Benoni, a small suburb in the East Rand, Johannesburg. She was raised by her mom and dad and she also has an older sister.[2] She went to school at St Dunstan's College in Benoni where she went onto matriculate.[3] [4]

After matriculation, she enrolled at the Varsity College in Sandton for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences. She left the college after being selected by MTV Base VJ Search in 2012 to focus on her career in entertainment.[5][6] [7]

Career

2012-2016: MTV VJ Search and Nomuzi Mabena Music

On October 20th 2012, Nomuzi won the MTV Base VJ Search, and joined MTV Base as a VJ.[8] In April 2016, Moozlie left MTV Base and went on to join VUZU and Channel O Africa. [9]

In 2016, Nomuzi left Cashtime Life records which she had joined in 2014.[10] She was featured on Rouge's song "Mbongo Zaka".[11]

Nomuzi was chosen as one of the new presenters for Vuzu's flagship show, V Entertainment the same year. The show stopped airing on July 2017. [12]. She started her own record label, Nomuzi Mabena Music the same year, under the management of SBR Projects Agency.[10]

2017-present: Versus and Victory

In October 2017, she released her debut mixtape, named Versus.[13] The mixtape was supported by 3 singles which are "Recipe", "Getting Cash" and "Bum Bum" featuring Gemini Major. [14]

As of 2018 she returned as a presenter revival for the VUZU Amp's (currently 1Magic) flagship show "V Entertainment" alongside Somizi Mhlongo.[15]

In 07 September 2018, she released her first debut album, "Victory"[16]. The album is supported by it's lead single, "Vatela" featuring Kid X.

In early 2019, Nomuzi partnered with Volkswagen SA and Drive Dry in making an awareness campaign which deals with reducing texting and driving. [17] The campaign was supported by a shocking and controversial video which shows Moozlie doing an Instagram live update then gets into an apparent car crash. [18] The video was released before the public became aware of the campaign which led to consternation on social media

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Victory
  • Released: 7 September 2018
  • Label: Nomuzi Mabena Music
  • Formats: Digital download

Mixtape

List of mixtape
Title Mixtape details
Versus
  • Released: 15 June 2017
  • Label: Nomuzi Mabena Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

List of singles
Title Year Album
"Don't Panic"
(with DJ Speedsta)
2015 The Guy: Episode 1 - Season 23
"Recipe" 2017 Versus
"Getting Cash" 2018
"Bum Bum"
(featuring Gemini Major)
"Vatel"
(featuring Kid X)
Victory

References

  1. ^ "Nomuzi Mabena - ..." Information Cradle.
  2. ^ ""Nomuzi 'Moozlie' Mabena"". DJ’s Production Entertainment Management Agency. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Phenomenal Nomuzi". Get It Joburg East. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Seen on Set". People Magazine. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Jozi student wins 2012 MTV Base VJ search". Times Live. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Nomuzi Mabena". TVSA. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Phenomenal Nomuzi". Get It Joburg East. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Jozi student wins 2012 MTV Base VJ search". Times Live. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  9. ^ "VUZU Amp reveals new faces". DSTV. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Nomuzi Mabena released from CashTime records". Sowetan. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Nomuzi Mabena featured on Mbongo Zaka". People Magazine. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  12. ^ "V Entertainment Exclusive: Moozlie". Vuzu DStv.
  13. ^ "Nomuzi Mabena reigns supreme and has the receipts to prove it". GQ. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Skhanda queen Moozlie talks about Versus, getting to her next level". News 24. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Somizi to host lifestyle show on VUZU". Destiny Connect. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Moozlie's Potent Debut Album 'Victory' Proves She Can Hold Her Own". okayafrica.
  17. ^ "OUTRAGE OVER NOMUZI MABENA'S CAR ACCIDENT CAMPAIGN". EWN.
  18. ^ "Nomuzi Mabena's staged 'car crash' was part of a viral campaign". Channel24.