Durban has Ricky Rick, Nelspruit has Costa Titch and the small town of KwaDukuza has uMshayi. Sakhile Melusi Mdletshe popularly known as Mshayi is a multi-talented 23-year-old from Groutville.
He went to Dr B Vilakazi primary school, Ashram Primary and Stanger ML Sultan where he did his Grade 12, but unfortunately did not pass. Mshayi believes that not every everyone needs education to be successful. He describes himself as a non-conformist, “I have always believed that my talent is what will make me successful, not school.” He started making music when he was eighteen years old and has consistently worked on his craft, earning him the opportunity to meet with a lot of musicians that are currently making waves in the music industry like Big Zulu, Blaq diamond, Mampintsha, Dladla Mshunqisi and Ricky Rick who happens to be his role model. “One thing that I have learnt from them is the importance of working hard and doing things by yourself without expecting any favours, independence is what they always preach.” Mshayi is an all-rounder of an entertainer that sometimes dabbles in being an event organizer, content creator, a fashion designer and sometimes even an MC. He even has his own brand called (COMBO). In this time that Mshayi has been an entertainer, the one thing he has noticed is that it may seem like it is easy to be in the industry but it’s not, one has to continuously work hard, put in your all and remain focused. “I have achieved a lot; my achievements may not be tangible things that I can wave at someone’s face as proof of my hard work but deep down I know that I have done a lot and I am proud of myself.” His one wish is to create a better life for his family and become someone that the youth of KwaDukuza look up to.