Vusi Nova age

Vusi always embrace his roots by infusing pop, soul and gospel with traditional Xhosa rhythms.

Vusimuzi Nongxa (born 24 September 1984), known by his stage name Vusi Nova, is a South African singer. He dropped his first studio album, Walk Into Light, in 2013. 

The soul artist has captured the hearts and ears of South Africans since his debut album. He has embraced his roots by infusing pop, soul, and gospel with traditional Xhosa rhythms.

Vusi Nova
Vusi Nova biography
Vusi strayed from his typical Afro-pop sound when he released a yanos track, Shuku Shuku, and went by the stage name Snova.
Background Information
Full name:Vusimuzi Nongxa
Born:24 September 1984 (age 39 years old)
Place of birth:New Brighton, Gqeberha
Nationality:South African
Close friend:Somizi
Brother:Sisa Hewana

Early Life

Vusi Nova was born Vusimuzi Nongxa on 24 September 1984 in New Brighton, Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. 

The Crooner moved to Johannesburg as a teenager of fourteen. He signed a record deal with Muthaland Records and released Walk Into Light in 2013 and Did It For Love in 2014.

Growing up, his older brother, Sisa Hewana, fought on his behalf and was a good brother. After moving to Johannesburg, he got caught up in drug addiction.


The music talent has entered several deals to produce good music. Vusi signed a record deal with the multinational record label EMI Records in 2009. Later, in 2010, he joined RJ Benjamin for vocal lessons.

Eventually, Vusi met with the recording artist and producer Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa, who signed him to Kalawa Jazmee. He signed with Muthaland Entertainment in 2012.

The singer released his first studio album, Walk Into Light, featuring Moneoa, Veezo, RJ Benjamin, and Ishmael in 2013. After a successful debut, he dropped another album, Did It For Love, in December 2014.

Did It For Love was a nominee for the Best RnB/Soul/Reggae Album at the 21st South African Music Awards. His single Thandiwe topped the Most Shazamed song in Lesotho.

His third studio album, Naninina, followed in July 2016. It won Best Afro Album at the 2017 South African Afro Music Awards and was certified platinum in South Africa.

His album, Naninina, won the Best African Pop Album, Best Styled Artist/Group, and Best Produced Album at the 2017 Metro FM Awards.

Vusi released As’phelelanga feat poet Jessica Mbangeni and his fourth album Mayan-Nyan in August 2018. The album recorded 25,000 units two months from its release date. It was among the nominated works for Album of the Year and Best Afro Pop Album at the 25th South African Music Awards.

His album, Mayan-Nyan, won Best Engineered Album of the Year at the 25th South African Music Awards. He featured Dumi Mkokstad on his single Yibanathi in August 2020. 

His studio album NguMama followed in early 2021. It won Best Afro pop Album at the 27th South African Music Awards. He made his first screen appearance as a judge on Amazing Voices season 2.

Vusi Nova dropped his single Shuku Shuku in November 2021. He started to record another studio album, AsphelelangeVol1, in January 2022. He dropped his hit single, Ndincede, in May 2022. Nova collaborated with the award-winning trio 047 on a single, Sozendixole.

Personal Life

Vusi Nova and Somizi
Vusi Nova has known Somizi for many years, even before joining the music industry.

Vusi Nova is dating Tumi. He told TshisaLIVE that he feels ready to have a child. He opened up about his past addiction to drugs. 

The singer used all kinds of drugs after his mother passed away in 2005. He took cocaine throughout the day and Mandrax in the evenings to bring him down.

The singer dropped his mother a tribute album, Ngumama. Vusi says he spent the inheritance his mother left him in ten months.

Vusi Nova and Somizi are close friends and have known each other for over 17 years. Their friendship made headlines, leaving many to wonder if they were dating.

In 2023, Vusi and his bodyguards were involved in an accident. They headed for a gig at Vaal after attending his friend Somizi Mhlongo’s jubilee celebrations at Sun City. No one was hurt.


  • Ndikuthandile
  • As’phelelanga
  • Yibanathi
  • Thandiwe
  • Intliziyo
  • Zungandithembi
  • Nkosi Sihlangene
  • Ntandane
  • Soze Ndixole
  • Nomathemba
  • Ewe
  • Ndincede
  • Bayandijikela
  • Usezondibona
  • I’d Rather Go Blind
  • Ngu Mama
  • Wena
  • Ndimfumene
  • iYOH
  • Ndizakulinda
  • Xandingakuthemba
  • Ngoku
  • I L.O.V.E U
  • Yan’imvula
  • Ever Since
  • Nguwe
  • Ndonele
  • Naninina
  • Ndi Nawe
  • Loli
  • Emakhaya
  • And’zazi