Ndumiso Nyovane

Gender: Male



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Ndumiso Nyovane is a South African jazz trumpeter, singer and actor who has guest starred in numerous television series including Tshisa, City Ses'la, Backstage, Ihawu and Zabalaza.

Ndumiso began in music at the age of 12, receiving his first trumpet from Ray Nkwe, director of Gallo Africa Recording Company.

With his band Varukweru, which was formed in the early 80's, he collaborated with South African musicians of that time like Papa and Blondie Makhene, Marah Louw and Abigail Khubeka. He also played with the popular band Harare, with Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse.

Ndumiso's musical aspirations in the early 80's culminated with Lucky Dube and his band Slaves, which helped propel Lucky and his unique reggae style from obscurity to international stardom.

Along with Lucky Dube and the Slaves, Ndumiso toured Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, including two performances at Jamaica's prestigious Sun Splash Festival. He also toured Qatar, Dubai and Egypt.

In 2001 he recorded his first album entitled Mofolo Hall (Akulawa) which was released under the Electromode Records label. He also recorded a gospel album named Trumpet from Heaven, a collaboration between different artists. Trumpet from heaven was nominated for Best Contemporary Album at the Crown Gospel Awards in November 2010.

Locally, Ndumiso performed at the Joy of Jazz International, the Arts Alive Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town and Cape Town Jazz International 2009. He was featured on radio shows such as Just Jazz and Afro Café, and his music videos were flighted on several television stations.

Ndumiso's style of music is a fusion of South African music (Mbanqanga) and African jazz. He uses all possible musical elements and combines different styles.

As an actor he has been featured in many television adverts including Vodacom and Silversands (Poker). He has also featured in the series Tshisa and City Ses'la, as well as in a television advert for BBC which was aired internationally.

Television Roles


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