Award-winning Afro-pop artist Claudina Muleada Ramulondi, from Ha-Mashamba village outside Makhado, is back with another exciting album. Ramulondi started singing at the age of 6 in a school choir and church in the Sunday school choir.
Unlike other young artists who tend to choose hip-hop, Amapiano or House music, she chose Afro-pop. She recorded her debut 13-track album in 2019.
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“My music received a lot of attention from the first day I released my single Shango Lashu in December 2019,” she said.
“The album won three awards at the Limpopo Music Awards in 2021 for Best Newcomer, Best Afro-pop Song, and Song of the Year. Two of my songs This is Love and the title track Identity were nominated for the Nation Crown Gospel Awards for Best Gospel Jazz Song and Best Contemporary Gospel Song.
“The album was received very well internationally as well. But mostly in the UK where one of my songs, Dance with Me, topped the charts for a couple of weeks on Solar Radio in London,” said Ramulondi.
CLAUDINA MULEADA RAMULONDI RECORDS SECOND ALBUM
She is now back with her second album titled Tshanduko which consists of 15 original tracks.
“The reception is amazing and I am receiving a lot of positive feedback on this piece of art. I used my native language in ways it has never been used before and it’s paying off.
“My goal is to gain influence and make a positive impact on young people’s lives and my community at large. It took me just over a year to complete the album because I was tapping into unknown territories,” she continued.
“Creating Afro-pop songs in Tshivenḓa was not an easy task as there are no templates. But it was the most rewarding thing as I have discovered a new way of singing in my language.”
Apart from Music, Claudina studied Electrical Engineering at the Vaal University of Technology and Central University of Technology up to the B-Tech level.