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1 Man, over 28 Albums, 7 Wives, 113 Descendants, 52 years in the Game – The Legend, Dr. General Mukhacani Daniel Shirinda – “Nganakani ya Mafanele”

“Loko ku wa nkambako, ku twala ndzhinginiko”

Nsini ya ndhuma, leyi tivekaka tani hi Dr. General MD Shirinda, leyi hundzeke emisaveni hi siku ra 25 Khotavuxika 2017, yi ta tshama yi ri kona eka matimu lawa ya nga ta vulavula hi vunanga na vuyimbeleri bya Xitsonga, emisaveni hinkwayo.

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Mukhacani Daniel Xirinda, i n’wana Mafanele Xirinda na N’wadongwe.

U velekiwe hi lembe ra 1936, n’wheti ya Sunguti, ku ri siku ra makume-mbirhi-mune (24). Mukhacani u kule ku fana na majaha-kulobye, a risa, a huha a kula.

Tata wa yena, a ku ri wanuna wa ndhuma hi ntivo-vutshunguri. Hi swona swi nga endla ku Mukhacani na yena a dyondza ku tirhisa nyiko leyi. Loko a ri na 12 wa malembe, vuswikoti bya yena bya vun’anga se a byi voneka no tiveka etikweni. Ndyangu lowu wa ka Xirinda, a ku ri khale na wu tswala tin’anga, tani hi ku, tata wa Mukhacani, a ku ri n’anga ya vuntsevu leyi a va kota ku yi hlaya, leswi nga endla Mukhacani a va n’anga ya vunkombo endyangwini.

Nyiko ya yena leyi a nga duma misava hi yona, hi leya vunanga.

Hi lembe ra 1961, nyiko ya vuyimbeleri, yi sungule ku tikomba eka jaha Mukhacani. Hi lembe ra 1963 u endle nkandziyiso, hi ku tirhisa Timbila, la a nga hlula eka mphikizano exikolweni xa  Tshwaulu. MD Xirinda u kandziyise vuyimbeleri bya yena byo sungula eka Radio Bantu. Nkandziyiso wa yena wa madyondza eka Radio Bantu, wu thyiwe “RIMHONDZO RA NYARHI”, ku ve nkandziyiso lowu nga rhandziwa swinene. U ye emahlweni, la hi lembe ra 1969, a nga kandziyisa risimu leri nga thyiwa “NI NAVELA KOKWANI”, a karhi a fambisana na Tsalani H. Makhuvele kwele ka Radio Bantu. Khale, le ka Radio Bantu, a va pfumeleriwa ku kandziyisa risimu rin’we ntsena hi lembe.

A nga yimanga, loko Radio Bantu yi ve na rhavi leri nga thyiwa Radio Tsonga, MD u ye emahlweni a kandzyisa.

Ndyangu wa ka Xirinda wu vuye wu rhurisiwa eTshifude, wu ya eka Makhasa, hi lembe ra 1972, hi mhaka hansa-hansa ya ku endliwa ka matiko-xikaya ma Venda na Gazankulu.

Ivi hi lembe ra 1975, a humesa nkandzyiso wo helela wa madyondza( Debut LP Album), lowu nga thyiwa “U NGA RILI SHIRINDA”, ku ve nkandziyiso lowu nga tsakeriwa ngopfu, ku nga ri eka Vatsonga va Gazankulu ntsena, tani hi ku, eka malembe lamaya, mhaka ya mindzilikani eka Vatsonga a yi nga se va na matimba, wu tsakeriwe hi Vatsonga ematikweni hinkwawo. “U NGA RILI SHIRINDA” yi dume ku ya fika na le Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe na le Lesotho. Hambi entsungeni wa malwandle, a byi tiveka. Vunanga bya MD Xirinda byi hlohlotele vantshwa vo tala ku yisa emahlweni nyiko ya vona yo yimbelela, no tinyungubyisa hi ririmi ra vona. Kambe, ku fana na tinsini to tala ta minkarhi liya, vuyelo bya swa timali, a byi vonekanga, hambi leswi nkandziyiso lowuya a wu xavise ngopfu.

Eka gondzo ra yena ra vunsini, Nkulukumba Xirinda va kandziyise va tlhe va humesa vunanga, na va tirhisa mavito lama landzelaka:

  • Nghonyama MDS
  • MD Shirinda & Gaza Sisters
  • General MD Shirinda and the Explorers
  • General MD Shirinda and the Family
  • General MD Shirinda & Gaza Sisters

Ntlawa wa MD Xirinda, a wu vumbiwe hi lava landzelaka;

  • MD Shirinda – Lead guitar
  • Etien N’waChochovelani Chauke – Bass Guitar
  • Lulu Masilele – Saxophone
  • Hasani Thomas Mavasa – Bass Guitar (RIP)
  • Hasani Thomas Mahamba – Bass Guitar
  • Elias Mabuna – Rhythm Guitar
  • Miyakayaka Robert Shirinda: Keyboard (N’wana MD)

Vamakwavo vakwe va xinuna;

  • Prof P. S. Shirinda – Bass Guitar
  • Patrick Shirinda – Flute
  • Wilson Shirinda – Drums

Gaza Sisters;

  • Mhani Mthavini Emma Mabasa
  • Mhani Tintswalo Doris Chauke
  • Mhani Mujaji Clarah Ndove
  • Mhani Mphephu Muhlava Baloyi
  • Mhani Florah Mithavini Chauke
  • Mhani Sosana Susan Chauke
  • Mhani Mujaji Muhlava Khanyi

 

  • Mhani Mamayila Shirinda
  • Mhani Mujaji Tsatsawani Shirinda
  • Mhani Margareth Shirinda

Lava vanharhu vo hetelela la henhla i vamakwavo va MD Xirinda. 

  • Agnes Shirinda
  • Sarah Shirinda

Lava i vana va MD Xirinda, na vona a va ri swirho swa Gaza Sisters, ku fikela loko va ya evukatini…. Vamanana lava, va tirhe ngopfu eka ku vumba ntila wa vunanga bya MD Xirinda, na bya Xitsonga hi ku angarhela. A va suma bya tintsumi ta vuxa, va humesa mimpfumawulo leyi nyanyulaka hi ndlela yo tenga. Ntlawa wa MD Xirinda a wu koka ntshungu hinkwako lomo a va tlanga kona. A ku ri ntlawa wa vunyeleti bya vunanga bya Xitsonga.

Hi lembe ra 1976, MD Xirinda & Gaza Sisters va endle matimu hi ku ya tlanga le ka Rand Easter Show, hi nkarhi lowu a swi tika ku Vantima va rhambiwa eka tindhawu to fana na letiya.

Hi lembe ra 1985, loko Paul Simon a hlawule vayimbeleri va la tikweni nkulu ra Afrika, eka ntirho wo endla nkandziyiso wa yena wa ndhuma, “Graceland”, van’wani lava va nga hlawuriwa hi Simon, a ku ri MD Xirinda endzhaku ku twa ku nyanganya ka tinsimu ta kwe. Risimu leriya ra “I Know What I Know”, hi rona leri ku nga tlanga Paul Simon, MD Xirinda & Gaza Sisters; risimu leri, a ku ri antswiso wa risimu ra MD Xirinda lera “NKATA MINA”, ku suka eka nkandiyiso wa yena wa lembe ra 1984 lowu nga thyiwa  “XIKUMAKUMANI”.

General MD Xirinda u tirhisane na swiyimbeleri swo fana  Alimina Ringeta Dumezulu, Vanhwana va Ndlela, xikan’we na ntlawa wo duma wa The Mahotela Queens. Un’wani loyi a nga tirhisana na MD Xirinda, i Ali Moyana, nsini ya ndhuma ya vunanga bya Afro Pop.

Ali Moyana, loyi ku nga ntukulu wa MD Xirinda, u nghene eka swa vuyimbeleri ehansi ka vuleteri na nkucetelo wa MD Xirinda. Nkandiyiso wa madyondza wa Ali Moyana, wa lembe ra 2001, lowu nga thyiwa “Tsakani”, wu humelerisiwe hi MD Xirinda hi byakwe; nkandziyiso lowu kume “Gold Certification”. Ali Moyana u hlamusela General MD Xirinda tani hi nhenha, wanuna wa vutshila loko swi ta ka vunanga. Wanuna wa vumunhu no rhandza vululami.

Nsini ya ndhuma ya vunanga bya Xitsonga, MC Mavasa, na yena u vula a nga tipfinyingi ku na yena u hlohloteriwe ngopfu hi MD Xirinda eka ku yimbelela na masumele, eka vunanga bya Xitsonga. Vunanga bya General MD Xirinda, byi ve na nkucetelo na nhlohlotelo ngopfu, eka vuyimbeleri bya General Muzka, hambi leswi va nga va titangha to hambana ngopfu.

MD Xirinda u xiximiwe ko hlaya ngopfu:

  • U tlhomiwe risiva ra “General” hi khale ka mfumu wa tiko-xikaya ra Gazankulu hi 1980
  • Best Xitsonga Album, South African Music Awards hi 2007.
  • MLFM Lifetime Achievement Award hi 2013.
  • U tlhomiwe risiva ra vudokodela hi lembe ra 2014 hi va Institute For Indigenous Knowledge of South Africa.

Thomas Mahuntsi, u xixime MD Xirinda eka tsalwa ra yena ro thwasa tidyondzo le Unviversity of Venda, tsalwa leri ri thyiwe;

“A Critical Analysis of MD Shirinda’s Songs with Special Reference to their Message, Theme, Value to society and the usage of Language”

Minkandziyiso yo tala ya General MD Xirinda, a yi humelerisiwa hi Thomas Masingi. Tinsimu leti nga kandziyisiwa hi MD Xirinda, ta hundza kwalomuya ka 750.

Risimu rin’wani ra yena ra ndhuma, hi lera “Mujaji”, ri dume ngopfu, ri va njamba ya tinjamba. Risimu leri, ri vuye ri yimbeleriwa hi Sello Chicco Thwala, ri tlhe ri va na ndhuma nakambe. “Lexi nga tsakisa hi vuantswisi bya Chicco Thwala, i ku byi humelele hi ku va Chicco na General MD Xirinda va fikelele ntwanano” ku vula Tivani Lawrence Shirinda, n’wana MD Xirinda.

Risimu lera “Mujaji”, ri tlhe ri va kona tani hi soundtrack eka ntlangu wa mavona-kule (film) leyi nga thyiwa “The Brothers Grimsby”.

Vana va MD Xirinda lava nga tamela nhonga na nyiko ya Tatana wa vona, eka swa vuyimbeleri, hi lava landzelaka:

  1. Vazaya (Mackson Shirinda)
  2. Miyakayaka Robert Shirinda
  3. Sarel Shirinda
  4. N’waMD (Dlayani Rose Shirinda)
  5. Tshamiseka Shirinda
  6. Tekani Shirinda (OG Gangsters)
  7. N’wingi (N’wa Daniel)
  8. Ndongwe Shirinda, n’winyi wa Shirinda Recording Studios
  9. Dumisani Shirinda (Dumenter Music).

Dumisani u tlhe a va mulawuri wa (manager) makwavo Vazaya, xikan’we na Henny C na Speedofevo.

Image: facebook.com/dumi.shirinda

Tin’wani ta ti album ta Dr. General MD Xirinda:

  • Teka Baji
  • Teka Dzovo U Ndzi Bebula
  • Dustbin
  • Xibombi
  • Xikhalabyani
  • Yi vuyile Nqambhi
  • U Nga Rili Shirinda
  • Mujaji
  • Nghena Shirinda
  • Juliet
  • Ganda Ganda
  • Nsati Wa Mina
  • Xitsandza-valayi
  • Xikumakumani
  • Nkata Mina (1984)
  • Music Is The Food Of Love (1985)
  • Boti Rhandeka #1 (1988)
  • Boti Rhandeka #2 (1989)
  • Boti Rhandeka #3 (1992)
  • Boti Rhandeka #4 (1993)
  • Boti Rhandeka #5 (1994)
  • Boti Rhandeka #6 (1995)
  • Boti Rhandeka #7 (1996)
  • Ya vuya Nqambhi (1998)
  • Madala Kanje (2001)
  • Gama Ra Nsele (2007)
  • 30 Thousand (2012)
  • I Vanhu Maseve (2016)

General MD Xirinda u kandziyise xivonwa lexi a xi tlangiwa ngopfu emoyeni, eka nongonoko wa Ezodumo, lowu vuriwaka Roots namutlha.

General MD Xirinda, a ku ri wanuna wa tshengwe, u teke vasati va 7, ku nga  Mhani Mujaji Tsatsawani Shirinda (Mhani-nkulu), Mhani Mithavini Emma Mabasa (u hundza emisaveni hi lembe ra 2011), Mhani Mjaji Muhlava Khanyi,  Mhani Florah Mithavini Chauke, Mhani Mijaji Clarah Ndove, Mhani Tintswalo Doris Chauke, na Mhani Mphephu Muhlava Baloyi.

Nkandziyiso wo hetelela wa General MD Xirinda wu endliwe hi 2016, wu thyiwe “I VANHU MASEVE”.

General MD Xirinda u hundze emisaveni hi 25 Khotavuxika lembe ra 2017, ivi a heleketiwe ekaya ra yena ro hetelela hi siku ra 1 Mawuwani 2017 le ka Makhasa. Madzana-dzana va tile ku ta lelana na nganakani. La a ku tele maxaka, vanghana, valendzeri na vaseketeri. Van’wani va swivulavuri a ku ri Nkulukumba Gezani Mavunda hi ku yimela ndzawulo ya Vutshila na Ndzhavuko exifundzeni xa Limpopo, na Vongi Nkanyani hi ku yimela Mughana Lonene FM.

Dr. General MD Xirinda u siye:

Vasati vakwe va 6.

Vana vakwe va 44; 33 va xinuna, na 13 va xisati.

Vatukulu va 61.

Na vatukulu-xinguwa va 8.


Yi wisile Nganakani
Xirindza nhlanga wa Bila
Exirindzeni
Khwati ra nsele
Mahuma na dyambu
Wo kandziya tandza ra ngwenya
Mukhacani, Daniel
Wena Khokhozeya
Wa Mafanele
Gongondwani wa mirhi yo oma
Faya-faya
Rihlanga ra faya
N’wa maxurha ku oma
ko tsakama ku ku nyika ndlala
Wena palakaxi
Wa swicele swa va n’wani majaha
Nganakani ya Mafanele
Mafanele wa Babitini
Babtini wa Miyakayaka
Miyakayaka wa Xiwanga
Xiwanga wa Salani
Salani WA Mapindu
Mapindu wa Mahumani


Hi khensa va ndyangu wa ka Xirinda, ngopfu Dumisani Xirinda, eka ku chivirika, ku hinteka na ku tiyisela ka yena eku tiyiseni ku tsalwa leri ri va leri fuweke hi matimu ya Nkulukumba M. D. Xirinda. Hi khensa nakambe Ali Moyana eka mbhurisano lowu nga humesela erivaleni matimba ya” MD Shirinda” eka vuyimbeleri na le ka vuhumelerisi.

Hi leti khale ka tinjamba ta General MD Shirinda;

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