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Zakhe 'Mageez' Vilane is a super-talented Swazi kwaito artist who has been in the music industry for over 10 years. He was born in Siteki but later relocated to Manzini where he is now based.In the early days of his career, Mageez was crowned the best kwaito artist in a talent search competition that was hosted by PSI Swaziland in the year 2001 at tiger city in Manzini.

In the year 2006, Mageez got signed under Ndanko Music by SA’s popular spinner, Dj Qness. Since then the artist has been working hard to find his unique style that would shape the kwaito genre. In January 2012 Mageez was chosen by SA’s Afrotainment stable director, DJ Tira to be part of a show which featured his signees, kwaito counterparts, Big Nuz at the Mavuso Sports Ground. Tira was impressed by Mageez’s single, ‘Lengoma’. Notably, Mageez was the only local artist chosen to perform at this show.    

Mageez released his debut album titled 'The Beauty of Song' on the 26th September 2012. The album consists of 15 tracks. It was produced by talented local music producer, Qiniso 'Slim Q' Dlamini of inQgnito Productions House, it was then mixed and mastered in South Africa, Cape Town by Kalawa Jazmee’s sound engineer, Troye Lilley of Rocket Road Studios. Mageez is signed under Sheer Publishing and also registered with the Recording industry of South Africa (RISA).

Since its release at the end of September, Mageez's album has been receiving massive airplay on the local radio stations. One of the singles in the album, 'Kuze Kuse' topped the charts in the SBIS 2/MTN Top 20. Other hits from the album, such as 'My Darly', 'Shisa Nyama', 'Lengoma' and 'Insotja', have also proven to be popular on radio.

Mageez also released a music video for one of his many hits, 'Shisa Nyama', which is currently getting massive airplay on South Africa’s Soweto TV. This video will soon be playing on BTV and Channel O.

As a performer Mageez has a wealth of experience. He has shared the stage with big names in the music industry such as Big Nuz, Mdu Masilela, DJ Tira, AKA, Zakwe, Kuli Chana, PRO, TKZEE, Zola, Bhar, LVovo and many more.


  • Crowned Best Kwaito Artist - PSI Talent Show
  • Hipnotik 2012
  • Mavuso sports Cafe alongside DJ Tira.
  • Hipnotik 2013
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