Msaki Biography, Real Name, Age, Husband, Album, Songs, Instagram & Twitter


Msaki, whose real name is Asanda Lusaseni Mvana, is a South African singer and songwriter. She has been on the rise in the music industry with her unique combination of soulful folk with symphonic movements, Xhosa lyrics, and African poly-rhythms.


Msaki Age

She was born in East London, South Africain 1988. She is 32 years old as of 2020.

Msaki Family

Asanda was born into a family of music. Her father was a DJ while studying at the University of Fort Hare and her grandfather was also a well- known composer and songwriter. Making good music definitey runs in her blood.

Msaki Education

Asanda always found a way to combine music with her education. In 2008, she joined an alternative rock band while she was taking a course in Visual Art and Design in East London. During this period, she also spent time recording music in a friend’s studio.

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She went on to Grahamstown to further her studies in Visual Art and that was where she formed her first band. She later moved to the University of Leeds, England as an exchange student in 2010.

Msaki Husband

She met her husband in 2009 while studying in Grahamstown. They have three children together, the third was born in 2019.

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Little is known about her husband as she keeps her family details private.

Msaki Career

In 2012, Msaki was selected out of over 900 applicants from all over the world to go study in North Carolina USA with 30 other artists, musicians and writers. When she returned to South Africa she embarked on her career in music and signed herself to her own Indie Label, One Shushu Day Artistry.

In 2013, Msaki independently recorded and released an EP called Nal’ithemba which was produced by Cobus Van Dyk. She then released her debut album Zaneliza: How the Water Moves under her label One Shushu Day Artistry in 2016.

Msaki has shared stages with renowned artists like Nduduzo Makhathini, Salif Keita, Pops Mohammed, Madala Kunene, Vusi Mahlasela, Angelique Kidjo, Siphokazi Mohapi, Thandiswa Mazwai, and the Blk Jks amongst others.


  • Pearls To Swine
  • Dreams
  • Wish You Were Here
  • limfama Ziyabona
  • Liwa Lentlizyo
  • Dear Youth
  • Selah!
  • Golden
  • Chasing Sons
  • Ungazilibali
  • Ulwandle Lutshile


She then released her debut album Zaneliza: How the Water Moves under her label One Shushu Day Artistry in 2016. Zaneliza is about loss, hope and the wave-like rhythms in between those two states of being. The album was co-produced with Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for 2015, Nduduzo Makhathini. The album was partially crowd funded and self-funded.

Zaneliza: How the Water Moves Tracklist

  1. Dreams
  2. Gibel’ Inkwenkwezi
  3. linfama Ziyabona
  4. Chasing Sons
  5. Weight… For the War
  6. Liwa Lentliziyo
  7. Golden (2nd Movement)
  8. Smiling at the Moon tripping Over Bass Drums
  9. Dear Youth
  10. Nal’lthemba (harbouring Hope)
  11. Ulwandle Lutshile
  12. Selah!

Msaki Record Label

She has her own record label named One Shushu Day Artistry.




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