Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Skhumbuzo Mazibuko (27) fondly known as Midnight Uzo is an artist and the daughter of South African politician and Apartheid struggle icon Bathabile Dlamini. But being born with a priviledge, the rising star is motivated to carve her own path and create a legacy of her own through music by exploring the music genre of Pop funk and its wild intimate and exciting details.

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The honours student specialising in Musicology at Stellenbosch University tells Buzz Life News that her love of music started at a young, being from a musical family and being in a choir from a young age. “I started singing at home and church, I then learned the piano before moving onto the trombone,” she says. “I was sure by age 10 years old that I wanted to be a musician, but my mother needed a lot more convincing to prove that this was indeed my passion.”

Her family has been supportive through her journey of becoming a star. “Every parents would like their child to study something like medicine, law or accounting. But I needed to prove that I can be an academic musician. I can train for it and get an education.”

Midnight Uzo and mom Bathabile Dlamini

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She is a creative researcher who incorporates her research and the arts and is interested in learning about and performing in many spheres of the entertainment industry. She has mainly stage as a Singer trombonist throughout her university career. The multi-faceted artist has also served as a radio DJ host and producer and is a World Champion choir singer with Stellenbosch University choir and is an advocate of the LQBTQIA+ Community.

Being the daughter of a politician, she finds herself having to cement her own brand away from that of her mother and family. She is a passionate musician and activist with dreams of her own.

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Midnight Uzo has also accepted her calling as a sangoma/healer and acknowledged that she “walks with the spirit of the elderly.”

She is a singer and trombonist and spent her university career playing music professionally. She performed at an International Women’s Day 2023 celebration hosted Ethekwini Municipality Botanical gardens as well as the Liv Good KZN Launch at Aha ay Gateway Hotel to name a few.

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