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Mampintsha: Big Nuz Star Suffers Stroke

Big Nuz star Mampintsha recently suffered a stroke just after a performance, his record label said. Mampintsha’s label, Afrotainment, owned ...

Big Nuz star Mampintsha recently suffered a stroke just after a performance, his record label said.

Mampintsha’s label, Afrotainment, owned by producer and artist DJ Tira, said this in a statement published on the Big Nuz social media pages.

The statement read: This statement serves as a notification to the public, media, promoters, and Big Nuz fans about businessman and artist Mandla Maphumulo.

The star, as he is affectionately known as Mampintsha, from multi-award-winning group Big Nuz, suffered a minor stroke a week ago upon his return from a performance with Big Nuz. 

He is currently in hospital receiving medical attention and is under doctors’ observation. The family asks that the public and media respect their privacy during this difficult time.

We ask that you keep him in your prayers. Afrotainment wishes him a speedy recovery, and we cannot wait for him to rock the stages again.”

Daily Sun reported that Mampintsha was initially admitted to King Edward Hospital in Durban before moving to Durcoc Hospital.

Mampintsha’s sister Pinky Gumede told Daily Sun they got a call to rush to his house last week. “On Saturday, 17 December, we received a phone call informing us to rush to his house.

When we arrived there, he looked very sick. His speech was already affected. He told us that he consulted with isangoma and was told he needed to do (amagobongo) traditional ceremony.

“He asked us to buy a goat and get impepho so he could perform the ritual. We went back home and did exactly that.
Mampintsha: Big Nuz Star Suffers Stroke

But he never arrived. Instead, he phoned and told us to perform the ritual without him. We were surprised by this, but couldn’t do anything. As a result, we slaughtered the goat and ate it. But we didn’t burn impepho.

Days later, we learnt that he suffered a stroke and that he was admitted to hospital. Again we contacted Babes and her family, but we were told not to worry about him because everything was fine.

We know he’s very sick, but we’re being sidelined again, and there’s nothing we can do. We are worried and are scared something bad might happen to him.”

Mampintsha had recently reunited with Danger, and they had released an album after a 10-year Big Nuz hiatus. The album has been well received.

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His date of birth is on 18 July 1982 and the place of birth is in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. At his naming, his parents named him Mandla Maphumulo. Growing up, the producer spent some time in Johannesburg and Durban. Though, he boasts of almost two decades of doing music.

In 2002, he entered the music scene after he created the famous kwaito group Big Nuz. Members of the group include Mampintsha, Mzi “Danger” Tshomela, and the late Sbusiso “R Mashesha” Khoma.

They had known each other since their childhood days growing up in Umlazi. The group members moved from Johannesburg to Durban as they sought a recording contract.

Their initial attempts were unsuccessful, later in 2004, they got one from Gallo Records. Under the label, they dropped their debut album entitled Zozo, with Kid Mokoena.

They recorded low performance from the album. They released their next album, 2nd Round Knockout (2008), under a new label Afrotainment.

Selling twenty thousand copies recorded them a successful sale. Adding to the success they recorded was a Metro FM award for Best Kwaito.

It received a nomination at the 2008 Channel O Awards. A track in the album Uyoysholo Wena received a nomination for the Song of The Year at 2008 SAMA.

The next album they released was Undisputed. For the success of the album, they had to collaborate with DJ Fisherman and DJ Tira. It was another success they recorded.

It received the Album of the Year award at the SAMAs. A track, Umlilo, from the award-winning album received the Song of the Year Awards also.

In 2011. the musical group dropped Pound for Pound and in 2013 Made in Africa. They were award-winning and reaching platinum. 2015 saw the drop of the album titled “For the Fans” on the day R Mashesha died.

The album was now dedicated to the group member and it received the Best Kwaito album and Best Duo or Group of the year. The group members also dedicated the awards to their late members.

In 2018, Mampintsha dropped his solo studio album titled Gentle Don EP. - Online Sources

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