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Zakhele Madidawas born and raised in KwaMashu F-section in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. After matriculating, he went on to study at Natal Technikon (now known as Durban University of Technology) where he received a national certificate in Light Music, this is also where he formed his own record label called Mayonie Productions while completing his final year. 


In 2004, he established Mayonie productions which is known for music such as Bum Bum, Wasting My Time and Clap Your Hands. Madida released his debut album ‘The Good Life’ in 2008. Two years later, he released the album ‘Love, Light and Music’ which included songs such as "Clap Your Hands" and "Wasting My Time". 


In 2013, Madida released studio album ‘The Fake Book and Real Book: My Music Bible’. The following year the album was nominated in the Best Dance Album Category at the 20th SAMA Awards. 


On 23 June 2017, he released the album ‘Love, Light & Music 2’. 

In 2021 Osama was first previewed to fans by Zakes Bantwini during a set he was playing at DJ Shimza’s Kunye events, videos of the song started being shared on Twitter and it’s safe to say the song went viral on the South African Twitter space before it was even officially released on any digital streaming platforms. The unofficial video of the song was able to amass well over 1 Million Views on YouTube before it was even released. 


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