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Motion Avhazwifuni (Cafma & Belinto Ft. Meskay)
SP House MZ

Belinto is the stage name for South African vocalist Lufuno Munzhedzi. He makes rap music in his home province of Limpopo, South Africa, and he was born in a small village called Mavhunga in what was then a Bantustan called Venda. Bantustans were designated by the white-dominated government as “national homelands” for Black South Africans who the whites called Bantu. The existence of these states further oppressed Black South Africans under apartheid rule. At the end of apartheid, Venda became a part of what is now Limpopo province, and Belinto considers his music to be “Limpopo music” and in the “Venda rap category” because of his roots in the area. He raps in a the Tshivenda language with a brand called “Zijayzi Music.” He also speaks almost all of the numerous South African languages. He says he is in love with music, so he is spending more time in the studio which makes him “a singer with a lot of flows.” Belinto started his career as a vocalist in 2014.