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He's the taxman with soul

By unknown | Mar 08, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

He is a tax collector during the week but at the weekend he produces music and mentors musicians.

Nyiko Royal Chauke, who goes by the stage name of Marhoya, is a man who has his heart in music that motivates him. His new CD, MatsongaMachangana, attests to his artistry and vision.

He took to the road to promote the CD, which he says is his labour of love.

On Sunday he thrilled fans with his energetic dance routine and rhythmic sounds at Doris Nyembe Park in Mofolo in Soweto.

Marhoya said: "Many people turned up and it was great to receive that kind of reception, especially because this was our first gig organised by us."

His music instils confidence in people who have none.

He was accompanied on stage by dancers and singers Nurse Matlala and Joyce Malesaare, from Shaka Bundu Girls.

"I am now working on Nurse's new album. She has been dancing with several musicians for many years and has never ventured out on her own."

Marhoya was born in Xigalo Roadhouse Village in Limpopo. He matriculated in 1996 at Nkatini High School and completed a BCom degree in 2000 at Vista University.

In 2001 Marhoya worked as an articled clerk. In 2004 he joined the South African Revenue Service as a tax auditor in its national enforcement unit.


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