Sandile Mfusi knowns as Masandi biography, age and career


Sandile Mfusi is a South African actor, musician, singer, songwriter, businessman and Hip Hop artist. He is popularly known as Masandi the rapper in the music industry. He is also known for appearing in SABC1 drama series Uzalo playing the role of Kwanda.

Biography Facts

Image of Masandi whose real name is Sandile Mfusi aka Gabhadiya from The Black Door.
Image of Masandi whose real name is Sandile Mfusi aka Gabhadiya from The Black Door.

Full name: Sandile  Cedric  Mfusi
Stage name: Masandi
Gender: Male
Born: Esikhalen, Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Hip Hop artist, Actor, musician, songwriter, singer
TV Shows: Uzalo
Years active: 2009 to present
Networth: $2.3 million

Early life of Sandile Mfusi

He was born in a small town of Esikhalen situated in Durban in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He grew up in the same province but specifically in Umlazi. Growing up in Umlazi, his talents were clearly visible to his community from his early ages.

Mfusi developed interest in singing at young age. By the age of seven he began singing in church as well as in talent shows in his neighborhood.

Education of Sandile Mfusi aka Masandi

He obtained his basic education in one of the accredited primary schools in KwaZulu Natal Province (KZN). Then he attended Glenwood High School in Durban KwaZulu Natal where he obtained his matric.

Masandi matriculated in 2006 and went on to Howard College at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) to study Social Sciences. He majored in Media and Marketing Management. His passion for the performing arts grew even stronger as he finished his degree, and he added acting and modeling to his resume.

Career life of Sandile Mfusi aka Masandi

Image of Sandile Mfusi aka Masandi who plays Kwanda from Uzalo.
Image of Sandile Mfusi aka Masandi who plays Kwanda from SABC1 Uzalo.

After completing his tertiary studies, he joined a hip-hop group called Niche Fam where he became the lead singer. Niche Fam achieved success speedily – quickly becoming a household name in KZN as well as generating a lot of buzz throughout the country. In 2011 their hip hop group received the award for Music Group of the Year at the IKUSASA Awards.

In 2013 he took his acting career further and seriously when he auditioned and landed a role in Mzansi Magic drama Isibaya. He played the role of Jojo in the drama. Then he landed another role, lead one, in movie called Sugar Mama which was released in 2014.

In 2019 Mfusi landed another role in a television drama series The River. He also appeared as Kwanda in the SABC1 drama series and the most watched drama in South Africa ‘Uzalo’ in 2022. Again in the same year of 2022, he appeared as Gabhadiya on etv’s risque drama The Black Door.

Solo music career

Image of Sandile Mfusi aka Masandi who plays Kwanda from Uzalo.
Image of Masandi the Musician.

In the year 2014, he launched his solo music career. After launching his solo career he was signed by Cash Time Records owned by hip-hop singer KO. This happened after Masandi had released his debut single, Bring it Back, which was well-received.

The popular tune, which was played on all of the major radio stations and received a lot of media coverage, caught the attention of famed rapper KO. He was so taken with Masandi that he invited him to the studio, where the two collaborated on the smash tune One Time.

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Masandi then signed with the stable and released his first single, Ngane Yabantu, in 2016, which was soon picked up by radio stations across the country, and the debut video was highly welcomed by Channel O, MTV Base, and Trace. [ ¹]

He’s subsequently collaborated with Big Nuz, Gemini Major, Aewon Wolf, and Captain Blu (all from Nigeria), as well as sharing stages with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Trey Songz, all while crafting his own niche with a unique blend of R&B, soul, maskandi, and hip-hop.

In 2020 he also got the privilege of signing a deal under Warner Music South Africa. Warner Music is originally from America and has a branch in Johannesburg called Warner Music Records South Africa that was opened in early 2020. He has released his major label debut, Ithemba, a song which is a blend of traditional and modern gospel elements. [ ²]

Networth of Sandile Mfusi

Sandile has been the industry for more than a decade now. He has acquired his revenue from acting and music career. He earns at least R21 thousand rands every month from acting. But one thing was not so obvious about Masandi, he is a businessman who owns and runs LP gas retailing. He runs various depots across KwaZulu Natal.

Most of his revenue and networth comes from his retailing business. In 2022 his networth was estimated to be $2.33 million which is equivalent to R35 million rands. So, this means the hip hop artist and actor Masandi is a multimillionaire who is humble. [ ³]

Social media accounts of Masandi

Masandi is on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where he connects with his fans. His Facebook page has got 279 thousand followers and his Twitter with social handle @MasandiWorld has got 16 thousand followers. His Instagram with instahandle @masandiworld has got 81 thousand followers.

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