Jimmy Mulovhedzi an EMMY AWARD winner who is also the director of Memeza African Choir and the Multi-Grammy Award winners, the Soweto Gospel Choir.
Jimmy was born in Soweto, South Africa’s largest vibrant township with a rich political history, and home to world icon’s Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. Soweto has the most diverse community and it is known for producing the finest musicians in the country. Music plays every imported role in building this community and it is no doubt that Jimmy’s talent was nurtured in community.
Jimmy started singing at the age of 8 in a family Church Choir called the Holy Jerusalem Choir, which later produced both Soweto Gospel Choir and Memeza. His musical skills were sharpened by his involvement in arranging and writing songs for local and international artists. This has seen Jimmy’s work spreading all across the world, with him gaining so much recognition and respect in the music industry.
Jimmy’s Father the late David Mulovhedzi founded the Soweto Gospel Choir in 2002 which became a succesful project, which later in 2005 inspired Jimmy to connect with Canadian singer Holly Wright and toured his choir Memeza African all over Canada, Austria, Scotland and China.
In 2007 Jimmy came to Canada for the first time and immediately connected with Scott Leithead and his choir Kokopelli and shared they musical skills. This connection has grew to a point where Memeza and Kokopelli get to meet for workshops whenever each choir visit the other’s country.
Kokopelli has been instrumental in spreading an promoting Memeza’s Music. Jimmy’s dream is to see his music touching as many hearts as possible and to make a difference in the world.