TSA MANDEBELE, 2015!
  • AWARED WINNING ARTIST

    CANDY MOKWENA

    Multi Awards Winner| African/ House music Singer| Song writer| Live performing Artist | CTF Chairperson.

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  • BIOGRAPHY

    TSAMANDEBELE

    This amazing vocal prowess was born in a musical family at Ga- Sedibeni Village, under the revered Rain Queen Modjadji leadership at Bolobedu in Limpopo Province in South Africa, Musically delicious as her names suggests,Candy was affected by this upbringing and has been interested in music for as long as she can remember.She started singing in her Mother’s community traditional group, Sekgapa, at the tender age of 14. Her mother was the group leader and also the percussionist of the act.


    Candy launched her professional music career in 1993 as song writer on the legendary late Peter Teanet’s double multi-platinum seller, Nwa’yingwani. In 1993, Candy with her friend Nurse Matlala moved to the city of gold (JHB) to look for a recording deal and met up with Shaagan Disco King Papa Penny Penny, ending up working on his National hit "Shichangani-Lshilungu”.

    In 1995, they launched their career as Shaka Bundu Girls with the platinum selling “HONA MO SOO” followed by the Gold certified “One Day” (1996),and “Hi July” in (1997).

    In 1999, after leaving Penny Penny’s stable Gallo Records at the time, they started to freelance as session musician, and later joined Kalawa Jazmee in 2004 where they were Christened CandyNurse by Oskido. This is when they become part of BOP’s Classic album, “Life Iskorokoro”, also working as the group’s backing crew.
    The duo split in 2007.

    In 2009, saw Candy go on her own and launched her solo career with her debut solo album, “Siki (Five Cents)” through Sony Music. Being a savvy person, she also decided to take her career to another level and started her Independent music label called Mosekedi Entertainment

    Through Mosekedi Entertainment, she develops new up-and–coming artist and does community initiatives amongst others things.

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  • MUSIC AND CULTURE

     

    One of the major highlights of Candy's career was her collaboration on the Metro FM awards winning and 19th SAMA nominated Record of the year feature on Oskido’s" TsaMandebele". The profound Khelobedu music proponent/legend in the music industry, summited music charts in the country with the “Song of the year”.Her applause deserving efforts have also been rewarded with a 2009 SATMA (Traditional music awards) and in 2010 she was also nominated for SAMA Awards for Best alternative album African.

    Candy’s strong and commanding voice has also seen her featured on a number of ground breaking collaborations.These include the BOP hit "Ma bop”, which led to the star backing the legendary act for three years, "Shikukwani" by DJ Vetkuk VS Mahoota, Mzilikazi wa Africa “Mahuwelele” Kabelo Mabalane's "Majekeje” the legendary Zimbabwean Louie Mhlanga "Hakuna Mali". "Nkatanga" by Selaelo Selota and Malatji, "Boloba Thaba" with `Revolution, DJ Lucky and
    Lacosta's "Diteki" and "Khoma jive", Uhuru “Nkirikiri”, Dr Malinga “Moshito” and Black motion’s "Maghoro". She also hosted Izintombi Zase Kalawa now Kalawa Chikitas to commemorate Women’s Day on the 9th of August 2013 and 2014.

     

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  • BEFORE THE FAME

     

    2009 Candy was signed by Sony Music she came out blazing with her first solo album "SIKI (FIVE CENTS) producer by Trevor Mabunda” with her new identity, the album was successful and won her her first South African Traditional awards (Satma) in 2009, the exemplary star says she believes a lot in culture and knew from Day one what she wanted her voice and languages to be preserved. Better yet she loves music and admits that she didn’t know that people will "appreciate and except her for who she is and the language that she use in her singing”

    "What she is doing is just singing and delivering messages though music. When people get motivated by her efforts, that is like icing on top of the cake.”More than looking at what is happening in the Mzansi; Candy says she is humbled by Kids all over the Country, DRC Congo, Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Mozambique loving their languages and "Tsamandebele has been proof of that: “...even two year old African, white or Indian can sing every word of "Tsamandebele", and this is a proof that people are into culture, the issue might have been the vehicle to deliver it to them.”

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  • DIABETES AND FOUNDATION

     

    August 2nd 2011 was Candy’s hardest moment of her life when she lost her son in a car accident and six months later was diagnosed with type 2 diabetics. Not one to be kept down, two years after that Candy launched her NGO community project CANDY TSAMANDEBELE FOUNDATION,
    through which she advises, educates and alerts people living with, Diabetes and Hydrocephalus on the importance of getting and taking treatment for it.

    This message and the need to get tested is echoed in her live performances always.


    Every year Candy does community building initiatives such as visiting schools and donating school uniforms, as well as motivating the youth both in and out of school, allowing them to use their natural ability and talents to make it in life. During her motivations she always talks about the importance of getting tested for Sugar Diabetes and the importance of taking treatment once diagnosed. Since she was diagnosed, she has made it her mission to be a Sugar diabetic warrior, she is a force to be reckoned with and she will stop at nothing for, as the mission needs her.

     

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  • MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS 2009-2015

    Her music highlights include the 2013 performing at TATA MADIBA’s memorial service at Peter Mokaba Stadium, SAMA's, Satma awards 2013 performing at Union Building during President Jacob Zuma's 2014 inauguration, 2011 ANC’s
    99 years celebration in Limpopo @ Peter Mokaba Stadium where Candy opened the stage for the President JG ZUMA (wrote and produced the song) that was broadcast live on SABC2.

    She has also appeared at Professor Mathole Motshekga's Africa Day celebration and Modjadji Dynasty book launch; the Fifa Soccer World Cup Fan Parks opening and closing events; Candy also performed for 67minutes for Mandela Day celebration; and performed for former Deputy President Motlanthe, the former Premier Cassel Mathale, Mopani District Executive Mayor Joshua Matlou for Charity cup and Greater Letaba Municipality’s events, Capricorn FM Limpopo Music Festival.

    With culture staunchly embedded in everything she does, Candy has also been invited to perform at Maeteko Royalbz Palace in Jokoni at Mopani District she also performed at Malatji Royal Palace Phalaborwa, Limpopo, for the inauguration of the Prince Tebogo Malatji (2010), 2011 and 2012 she performed at the Rain Queen Modjadji Royal Kraal for the Rain Making ceremonies. She was also invited to perform for BRICS Nation Summit which was hosted at Chief Albert Luthulimconvention center in Durban. She also performed at Gauteng sport awards and recently performed for Water and Environmental affairs department for women in Water awards.

    On the 31st of December we bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014 on stage for the Mayor of Rustenburg at the 3rd Annual family day held at Olympia Stadium. On the 1st Performed at the Annual KalawaJazmee News year's day celebration held at Giant stadium

     

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  • AWARDS

    F.A.M.E SA Awards (Award Winner)

    2015 F.A.M.E SA Awards Winner for Best Female.
    The F.A.M.E awards recognize entertainers from Limpopo both provincially,Nationally and Internationally.



    Mbokado Awards (Award Winner)

    2014 Mbokodo Awards for Promotion of the language and Story Telling.




    Channel O African Music Video Awards(Award Winner)

    2013 Channel O African Music Video Awards for Best African video for Oskido ft Candy "Tsamandebele”.




    METRO FM Music Award (Award Winner)

    2013 METRO FM song of the year for "Tsamandebele"




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  • AWARDS

    Maphorisa Feat. Candy - Nkerinkeri (Original)

    by Kalawa
    2 years ago * 18,398 views
    Respect & Support South African producers & dj's for spreading ...



    Mbokado Awards (Award Winner)

    2014 Mbokodo Awards for Promotion of the language and Story Telling.




    Channel O African Music Video Awards(Award Winner)

    2013 Channel O African Music Video Awards for Best African video for Oskido ft Candy "Tsamandebele”.




    METRO FM Music Award (Award Winner)

    2013 METRO FM song of the year for "Tsamandebele"




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  • Awards

    SATMA Awards (Award Winner)

    2009 SATMA Awards for Best Sepedi Album





    Ndzalama Ya Rixaka Awards (Nominated)(

    2013 Nominated for SABC Munghana Lonene FM for Best Xitsonga Collaboration 2010 Best Female Certificate




    South African Music Awards (Nominated)

    Awards for Record of the year for Tsamandebele 2010 Nominated 16the Annual MTN SAMA’s for Best Alternative Album:African




    SATMA Awards (Nominated)

    2012 Nominated SATMA Awards-Best Sepedi Album and Best female



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  • VIDEOS

    VIDEO PLAYLIST

    Oskido ft Candy & Mabhiza "Tsa Mandebele

    by Kalawa Jazmee
    2 years ago * 466,794 views
    song Name: Tsa Mandebele (Official Kalawa Jazmee Video)

    Maphorisa Feat. Candy - Nkerinkeri (Original)

    by Kalawa Jazmee
    2 years ago * 795,921 views
    Oskido's Candy "Tsa Mandebele Kids" from Kalawa Jazmee...


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  • VIDEOS

    VIDEO PLAYLIST

    Ditekie

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    @ Mapungubwe Art Festival 2015


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  • Acting Career




    etv's Ekasi Stories

    The acting bug has also hit the star and she has appeared on the small screen on etv's Ekasi Stories "MaBEE" as Honourable Mayor Grace Maluleke.

    Rhythm City

    Etv's "Rhythm City” as herself

    Isidingo

    Appeared on SABC 3 "Isidingo" as a guest artist, singing at Jefferson’s funeral

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    She has also written a track for the legendary Ringo Madlingozi “Baleka” A powerful act; she has also graced stages in Miami (USA), Paris, UK, Glasgow, Algeria, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. Candy has also shared the stage with local and international artists such as Mali's Salif Keita, Nigeria's Femi Kuti, Kenny Lattimore (USA), Stimela, Thandiswa Mazwai, Dr Thomas Chauke, Mafikizolo, Sello Galane, Selaelo Selota, Dr Rebecca Malope, Dj Fresh, Klawa Chikitas, USA superstar Monique, Winnie Mashaba and more.

    SPECIAL AWARDS &
    EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE 2009-2015

    2014 Presentation Awards and Certificate In Recognition
    Of Excellent Community & National Building Services
    Mentor Strong Leadership, As Legendary Music Artist,
    Eminent Leader & Reputable Leadership.


    2014 Mbokodo Awards for Promotion of the Language
    and Story Telling
    2013 Honorary University of Limpopo
    2011 Limpopo Premier Excellence Award
    2010 Mama Beka Community Special Award
    2010 Best Female Certificate

     

     

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