Buffalo Souljah Biography: Age, Career, Songs & Net Worth


Buffalo Souljah (born 16 September 1983) is a South Africa-based Zimbabwean award winning reggae recording artist and songwriter. He owns the record label U.N.A (United Nations of Africa Music Group).

Buffalo Souljah

Buffalo Souljah Age

He was born on 16 September 1983 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Buffalo Souljah is 40 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on September 16th every year.

Early life background

Born just five months after the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980 in Bulawayo, Thabani Ndhlovu is the third born in a family of four. He then moved to Harare where he was raised in the high density suburb Mufakose.He attended Mufakose High School and then moved to South Africa soon after high school to seek opportunities.

Career background

Buffalo Souljah started his career when he composed his first song at age eight “Zuva Randisinga Kanganwe” (The day I will never forget). The song was inspired by a hilarious childhood incident in which some baboons chased him and his brother after having touted and provoked them. Buffalo credits his talent and thirst for music to his father who was also a musician. His father was a jazz artist and saxophonist who worked with Thomas Mapfumo in the late 1970s and early 1980s.Buffalo Souljah also recorded an Afro jazz album called Indolvu Yangena on VaNyoni Beats Records, working closely with Mzilikazi Wa Afrika.

Early collaborations

In 1996, Buffalo Souljah and his friends David Zulu aka Deva Soul and Stewart Chamirai aka Jon Doe formed his first group “Intelligent Racuss Cruuks” formally known as ULD a/k/a Prettybway. The group released three afro hip-hop albums, a mix of traditional music called jiti and hip-hop which involved a hip-hop drum, kick and bass sequence fused with the Zimbabwean traditional instrument Mbira.

When Buffalo moved to South Africa in 1999 he entered the music industry and worked with several South African artists featuring on their albums. In 2002 he had his first break working with a Ghanaian artist Kweku aka Instinct. He was later involved with a group called Street Disciples and they dropped an album called The Chosen Ones under the label (Da Apostles).

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Record deal: United Nations of Africa (U.N.A)

After some years in the hustle, Buffalo Souljah finally got his big break and signed with HOTWAX records, a record album owned by veteran DJ Waxxy. He now owns and heads a record label called U.N.A (United Nations of Africa), and signed his first artist, Vanessa Sibanda, formerly known as Queen Vee, in 2010. Queen Vee is a former pageant queen, crowned Miss Zimbabwe in 2008. After relinquishing the crown as Miss Zimbabwe in 2009, Queen Vee relocated to South Africa and met Big Buff, who eventually signed her to his label United Nations of Africa. Since 2010, Queen Vee has worked with celebrated musician such A L-Tido, Ziyon from Liquid Deep and AB Crazy among others.


  • Harare International Festival of the Arts Zimbabwe
  • Lake of Stars
  • Nigeria Calaba Festival
  • Tanzania Hip-Hop Mag Festival
  • City of Joburg New Year’s Eve
  • Washington DC African Summit Concert
  • Lake of Malawi
  • Malaysia African Diaspora Festival

Discography: singles and features

Song Album Year
Ziyawa The Chosen One 2014
Chibhambi Chabhadhara The Chosen One 2014
Da Chosen One The Chosen One 2014
Basawine The Chosen One 2014
Luv Song The Movement 2009
My Type O Guy The Movement 2009
Too Many O Me The Movement 2009
Ghetto Anthem The Movement 2009
Belong (with Nasty C) Coke Studios Collab 2016
Bubble Ya Single release 2008
My Lady Single release 2016
Kilamanjaro Single release 2016
Dj Waxxy: Yini Single release 2017
Samzee Deenamba: From the streets 2016 Featuring Buffalo Souljah and Eindo
Blacklez: Success Single release 2015
Queen Vee: Thirsty Single release 2015
Born to be wild Single release Featuring Nyla (Brick N Lace)
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Music awards and recognition

In 2013, Buffalo Souljah was appointed the Zimbabwean Youth Cultural Ambassador by Minister S. Kasukuwere.

Song/Project Award Year Platform
Bubble Your Bumz Best Newcomer 2008 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards
Bubble Your Bumz Best Ragga Dancehall Video 2008 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards
Buffalo Souljah/Taygrin/Gal level for My Type Of Girl (Zimbabwe/Malawi/Namibia) Best Duo or Group 2009 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards
Judgement Best Ragga Dancehall Video 2009 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards
Ezandlha Phezulu Viewers Choice (Voting) 2010 Soundcity Music Awards
Styra Inonyengesa featuring Cabo Snoop Best Ragga Dancehall 2011 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards
Turn Up Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards
N/A Best Artist Diaspora 2015 Zimdancehall Awards
N/A International Achiever 2016 Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA)
N/A Best Reggae Nigeria AFRIMA
N/A Africa Best Dance hall Texas U.S

Buffalo Souljah is the only Zimbabwean artist to win multiple Channel O Music Video Awards (6 in total).

Buffalo Souljah Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1 million which he has earned from his successful career.




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