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 Age
He was born on 16 September 1983 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Buffalo Souljah is 38 years old as of 2021 and celebrates his birthday on September 16th every year.
Early life background
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).
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
|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|
|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)|
Music awards and recognition
|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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