Nkululeko Duma, known as Mandé [Mandé pronounced as Monday] is a Singer and Songwriter. He is not only recognised for his vocal abilities but also as a Hip Hop and “Durban Bheng” Dancer. He has coined the genre and sound of RNB Trap Hop – a sound that mixes Rnb vocals that are synchronized with Trap instrumentals, and lyrical content that is inspired by Hip Hop. The first single off his brilliant EP Colors, is Indlela Mande´ explains the meaning behind this alternative love song – ” Indlela meaning The Way.
“It’s the things that lovers do that are shared between them, from body touching, to neck kissing, to caressing and love making. Mandé highlights the things his female companion enjoys when they’re together and “the way” he does them to her, says Mande´.
Born in Durban on the 17th of April 1994 and is the first born son of the late Afro Pop Legend, Vusi “Veekay” Kunene (who was also part of the SAMA nominee trio group “Bumbana”. Nominated for Best
African Pop Album in 2005).
The Colors EP is a significantly positive EP with major scale tunes that give the listener happy vibrations. One cannot ignore the energy and charisma behind the EP as it represents the character of Mande´. Colors was recorded in 2019 at Hit Studios also known as Magudu. This is the first commercial release from Mande´with vernacular lyrics being dominant.
This vibrant artist is most certainly one to look out for.
Mandé made history when he was part of the Durban based dance show “Gqom Nation – MtvBase”, by dancing with an arm cast on for all 8 episodes. Involved in a car accident before the season 1 shoot, but still continued to shoot for the show with dance crew “Unique Italians”.
Title: Living In The Present EP
Release Date: 17 July 2017
Title: Late November EP
Release Date: 26 November 2018
Genre: Hip Hop/Rnb-Trap-Hop
Title: Colors EP
Release Date: 31 January 2020