Thabo Mdluli

Solo Musicians / Duos

Solo Artist or 5 piece Band MC & Speaker

Thabo Mdluli attended Shanan Christian School, matriculated at 17. He went on to attend Damelin College, majoring in Journalism. Between his studies, Thabo made music, recording CDs with Family Factory and Joyous Celebration, performing solo at talent shows and Corporate events and directing his community choir African Flair. Because of his musical aptitude, his first job after graduating from Damelin was not in the media - But he joined the cast of Richard Loring’s African Footprint. Just months before wrapping up his contract with African Footprint, he landed his first job on television as a presenter on a teenage entrepreneurial magazine show JUST B on SABC 3.

While still working toward mainstream success, Mdluli often performed on the local music circuit in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. While performing as an independent artist and within the groups Family Factory and Joyous Celebration, Thabo recorded an Afro Pop album with the group “Four You” Eventually, Mdluli’s talent reached the ears of award winning produces and songwriters JB Arthur and Victor Masondo, who introduced Thabo to legendary pop songwriters Rob Schroeder and Patric van Blerk. This resulted in the massive 2007 collaboration “Wonderful Life. Although a popular musician most of his life Mdluli is also known today as the man at the helm of The Late Debate Show on DSTV channel 331 and Impact Radio 103fm.

Thabo made his first appearance on the show in February, 2008. Though he can be sharp and is an astute commentator on Christian matters, there is something nice and comforting about the soft-eyed, tall man that appeals to vast African audiences. He also serves as host of I WANT TO SING GOSPEL (SABC 2), "Agritv" and his own radio show for Impact Radio 103 FM.

Additionally, Mdluli sits as an executive for The Noiseroom a company that produces music for advertising. With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures in media, Thabo Mdluli is at the forefront of the entertainment industry. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, as well as building Music Plan Productions (MPP) into a viable entity that creates content for all media platforms and myriad brand ventures, Mdluli is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur in South Africa.

He was recently honoured with a SAFTA Award nomination for Best Talk Show for his work on The Late Debate.

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