Who is Nqubeko Mbatha, husband to Ntokozo Mbambo?

Nqubeko Mbatha is a South African musician, gospel artist, producer, music director, songwriter and pianist. He came to limelight after winning songwriting competition for his song Sifanele which was later sang by Sibongile Khumalo.

He has also written songs for some of South Africa’s music icons including the late Stompie Mavi, Margaret Motsage ‘s DWALA LAM’, Gloria Bosman’s INDLALA, Swazi Dlamini’s MY FIRST LOVE, and Ntokozo Mbambo’s FILLED. Nqubeko Mbatha is married to Ntokozo Mbambo since 2008.

Biography Facts

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Image of Nqubeko Mbatha who is Ntokozo Mbambo’s husband.

Full name: Nqubeko Mbatha
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 30 August
Age: unknown
Place of birth: Esikhawini, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Music Director
Years Active: 2004
Record labels: Koko records
Signed under: Universal Music

Early life of Nqubeko Mbatha

He was born in a small township of Esikhawini in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province in South Africa. He grew up singing and playing music in church. His passion for music became evident as from the age of 12 and he has never looked back.

Education of Nqubeko Mbatha

He attended his primary and secondary school in the local schools of Esikhawini in KZN. After that he enrolled at Natal Technikon (currently known as the Durban University of Technology). He graduated with a National Diploma in light music majoring in Piano.

Music career of Nqubeko Mbatha

Image of Ayanda Ntanzi (left), Nqubeko Mbatha (second from left), Ntokozo Mbambo (in red dress) and Thoko Mthembu.

Image of Ayanda Ntanzi (left), Nqubeko Mbatha (second from left), Ntokozo Mbambo (in red dress) and Thoko Mthembu.

Nqubeko Mbatha began his career in music in 2001 when he joined Joyous Celebrations. He played keys, served as a music director and producer for Joyous Celebrations from 2001 to 2012. In 2012, he left the ensemble of Joyous Celebrations and went on to pursue a solo career signed to Universal Music.

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During his solo music career, Nqubeko founded Koko Records with his co-founder Thoko Mthembu in 2007. The record label has signed several musicians including Nqubeko Mbatha’s wife Ntokozo Mbambo, Thoko Mthembu, Ayanda Ntanzi, to name a few. He recorded and produced Ntokozo Mbambo’s live DVD/CD in 2007 before they got married. [ ¹]

Nqubeko has written famous songs sang by great musicians such as the late Stompie Mavi, Margaret Motsage ‘s DWALA LAM’, Gloria Bosman’s INDLALA, Swazi Dlamini’s MY FIRST LOVE, and Ntokozo Mbambo’s FILLED.

With vast expertise in live and studio music production, Nqubeko has also produced music for numerous national TV series, as well as music directed on top South African LIVE awards shows: Metro FM awards, SA Sports Awards and SA Teachers’ Awards. [ ²]

Personal life and marriage to Ntokozo Mbambo

Image of Nqubeko Mbatha and his wife Ntokozo Mbambo.

Image of Nqubeko Mbatha and his wife Ntokozo Mbambo.

Nqubeko Mbatha is married to Ntokozo Mbambo. The couple began dating back in 2001 after they both joined the award-winning gospel outfit, Joyous Celebration. In 2008, the two tied a knot in a white wedding ceremony. Now they are blessed with two daughters and can’t stop their gratitude towards God.

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In an interview with Bona Magazine, Nqubeko shared that what makes their love so special is that they are the greatest of friends and that they are not too serious and that they try to preserve those little fun things they used to do when they were still dating. [ ³]

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Discography of Nqubeko Mbatha

  • Nqubeko Mbatha
  • Friendship With Jesus
  • Ngomthandazo
  • Higher Than Mine
  • You Reign Forever
  • It’s In Your Presence
  • Dear Lord
  • Umlilo
  • I Want To Know You Lord
  • Oghene Doh
  • Let Your Glory
  • His Presence
  • Yebo Nkosi Yami
  • Uyangithanda
  • Friendship
  • Now Unto Him
  • Sibong’ Uthando Lwakho
  • Baba Wethu
  • Kwakukhona Umuntu
  • Oh Lord My God (A Tribute To Mthunzi Namba)
  • Vuthisa
  • Harvest Time
  • In the Presence of the Lord
  • Ke Tshepile Wena Jeso
  • Thank You
  • Holy Is The Lord
  • Thula Du
  • Kasoze
  • There Is a Redeemer
  • Abamethembayo
  • Lord I Believe
  • He Paid It All
  • Baba Nguwe
  • Ngaphumula
  • Lefika Laka Mihla
  • Bhek’ithemba
  • Yes To Your Will Lord
  • Yek’ Umus’ Ongaka
  • Arise
  • Inthemba Lami (Nguwe)
  • Unami Njalo
  • Ngizohlabelela
  • Wang’phakamisa
  • Heal Our Land
  • Well Done
  • Hosanna
  • Love You So Much
  • Moving Forward
  • Sovereign Lord
  • Can’t Give Up
  • Msindisi Wami
  • Ngeke Angishiye [ ]

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