Oupa Mbokane popularly known as Movi-M is a talented singer and songwriter. His afro jazz/soul distinct velvety voice has set him aside from his peers. He has set the South African music scene on fire with his unusual catchy music and writing original lyrics; which is a rare feat of late in the South African music industry.
Mbokane who burst into the music scene with his self-titled debut album in 2014– with his first single ‘’Mayine” featuring lyricist Zubz has turned him into a house hold name. It is through this album; that he was nominated at the 9th South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs), under the category Best African Jazz Album.
His much anticipated second album is in the finishing stages of recording and the first single off the album; titled Vukani is gaining traction within the mainstream media platforms. The album is set for release in the first quarter of 2019.
Inspired by afro jazz/soul greats Busi Mhlongo and many others; he has cemented his name within the jazz and afro soul music scene, which has made him a firm favourite at performance venues such as the South African State Theatre; Gold Rush Morula; corporate gigs and other flagship music festivals countrywide.
He sings comfortably in isiNdebele, isiZulu, Sepedi, English and isiXhosa. He credits his sound to being influenced by different African cultures, which makes it stand out and appeal to a wider audiences.
Movi-M has since performed alongside Simphiwe Dana, Tlokwe Sehume, Dr Sello Galane, Oliver Mtukudzi, Tshepo Tshola, among other musical giants.
Connect with Movi-M on social media:
Facebook: @Oupa Movi M Mbokane
Facebook Pages: @Movi m and Movi Mzansi
Instagram: @Movi Music