But who was the man behind the stage name?
What was his real name, his background, his achievements, and his tragic death?
In this article, we will explore the life and legacy of Mongezi Stuurman, whose real name was Mongezi Stuurman.
Who was Mpura Mpura?
Mpura Mpura was a rapper, fashion designer, and record producer who specialized in the amapiano genre, a blend of house, jazz, and kwaito music.
He was born on September 22, 1995, in Soweto, Gauteng.
Mpura attended Highlands North Boys’ High School and later pursued his passion for fashion by founding Mpura Designs, a unisex street style brand.
He made his debut at the South African Fashion Week in 2018.
How did Mpura Mpura become famous?
Mongezi Stuurman started his musical career in 2018, collaborating with various artists and producers in the amapiano scene.
He gained popularity with his hit songs such as Umsebenzi Wethu (2020), Ha Omarata (2020), Ngwana Mani (2021), Fudumeza Amanzi (2021), and iDlozi (2021).
His songs were known for their catchy hooks, witty lyrics, and upbeat rhythms.
He also had a distinctive voice and style that made him stand out from the crowd.
His song Umsebenzi Wethu reached number one on the local iTunes charts and was certified platinum.
What awards did Mongezi Stuurman win?
In 2021, Mongezi Stuurman was honored for his outstanding talent and contributions to the amapiano genre.
He was awarded the Best Amapiano Lyricist/Rapper award at the inaugural SA Amapiano Music Awards.
He also received nominations for Best Male Artist and Best Collaboration at the South African Music Awards.
Mongezi Stuurman was highly respected in the music industry and was regarded as one of the most influential and promising artists.
How did Mongezi Stuurman die?
Mongezi Stuurman died in a car accident on August 9, 2021, near Rustenburg, North West.
He was on his way to perform at an event with fellow musician Killer Kau and other upcoming artists.
The details of the accident are not yet clear, but it is reported that six people died in the crash.
His death shocked and saddened his fans, friends, family, and colleagues, who paid tribute to him on social media and at his funeral.
Mongezi Stuurman was a talented and versatile artist who left a mark on the South African music scene with his amapiano songs.
His real name was Mongezi Stuurman, and he was also a fashion designer and a record producer.
He died in a car accident at the age of 25, leaving behind a legacy of music and style.
Mpura will be remembered as a supportive, God-fearing dreamer who always prayed for his friends.