Thee Legacy

Thee Legacy is a distinctly South African contemporary Isicathamiya a cappella group. They rose to stardom as a result of winning the inaugural Sing Off South Africa 2015 a cappella music competition, which aired on SABC 1 and earned them a recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Dubbed by many as the younger version of the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Thee Legacy comprises Jabulani Mthembu, Khanyisani Mazibuko, Philani Duma, Emille Ngcobo and Simphiwe Sikhakhane who all hail from the INK area (Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu) in KwaZulu Natal. Fast becoming the discovery of the year, Thee Legacy is nominated at the upcoming Metro FM Music Awards (MMA16) in the Best Remix category for radio charting singles Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) and S’thandwa Sami (Mr Kamera Remix); making them the only artists to receive more than one nomination in the same MMA16 category this year. Thee Legacy’s Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) is also featured as a soundtrack to the latest Simba Mapha TVC.

Thee Legacy was started by Jabulani Mthembu (group leader) with the help of his brother in 2009. When the group started in 2009 it was called Young Mbazo, as some of the members in the group are related to the legendary Lady Smith Black Mambazo; namely Jabulani Mthembu whose grandfather, Russel Mthembu, is part of Lady Smith Black Mambazo and Khanyisani Mazibuko whose father, Albert Mazibuko, is also a member of Lady Smith Black Mambazo.

Before entering The Sing Off South Africa competition in 2015 the group consisted of more than five members. Due to the competition requirements they had to remove some members, as the competition required a maximum of five members and they seem to have found a winning formula with their 5-member group. Jabulani Mthembu decided to eventually change the name because he didn’t want it to look like they were just following in their grandparents’ footsteps, that they would be under their shadow; and so The Legacy was born which developed into Thee Legacy after winning the inaugural Sing Off South Africa competition.

AS"The Legacy Movement "We all about preserving our heritage through our Music...
Which Is (Indigenous Accappella Music) "Isicathamiya", The Cultural African Music...
So this way We Continue the Legacy and pass it on to the Next Generation!!!