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Born Gift S. Morukhuladi, in Musina and raised in a village called Mountain View – to a mom who’s a businesswoman and a dad who was the Conductor of the military band, at the time. Gift, recalls his earliest childhood memories growing up with his grandmother, before at age 8, he moved to Polokwane International Gateway to be with his parents. At this point, his dad had gone from Conductor to Band Master at the SA Army Band.
In 2016, as a grade 6 learner, MVZZLE was so consumed by music that he taught himself how to play drums via his desk and ruler. 2008, was a defining year for him when his brother introduced him to Reason 4, a software used to produce music. Initially producing Hip-Hop and R&B – it was only in 2016 when he started producing house music. Making the difficult decision to drop out of college to pursue music and the assistance of SAACYF (South African Arts and Culture Youth Forum) who gave him opportunities to play at events such as Major League Gardens, Mapungubwe Arts Festival and Motsepe Foundation amongst others.
The wheels of fortune turned in his favour in 2018, when he entered SABC 1’s Dj competition, 1’s and 2’s – where he placed third. After the competition, MVZZLE contacted renowned DJ and entrepreneur, Zinhle with two beats, one of which is now the smash hit ‘Umlilo’ featuring Rethabile – who had earlier DM’d, Zinhle on Instagram proposing a collaboration with her.