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Sanele Sithole (born March 28, 1989]), better known by his stage name Sun-El Musician, is a South African disc jockey, music producer and songwriter.

Sun-El Musician

Birth name

Sanele Sithole

Born

March 28, 1989 (age 31)

Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Occupation(s)

Disc Jockey Songwriter Music Producer

Years active

2011–present

Labels

El World Music

Associated acts

Simmy Zakes Bantwini

He rose to fame in 2016 after he released his single "Akanamali", which peaked No.1 on Shazam.His debut album Africa To The World, released in 2018 with singles "Ntaba Ezikude", "Bamthathile", "Sonini", which certified doubled-platinum by RISA.

Life and career

Sanele Sithole was born in the town of Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and raised along with his four siblings by a domestic worker mother.

Sithole attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal & dropped out in 2007.

I don’t even know what the heck I was studying. All I know is it had something to do with science, computers, and electronics.

K. Makena, Briefly.co.za

2018:Africa to the World

On May 21, 2017, Sun-El Musician released his debut single "Akanamali" featuring Samthing Soweto, which became successful commercially, went platinum, and peaked at #1 on Shazam's chart in South Africa.

"Sonini", "Bamthathile", and "Ntab'Ezikude" all went double platinum on the Recording Industry of South Africa charts, & "No Stopping Us" featuring S-Tone went gold.On June 2, 2018, his single earned him 3 awards at the 24th South African Music Awards. The debut album, Africa To The World, was nominated at the 25th South African Music Awards on June 1, 2019, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) on September 9, 2020.

2020:To the World & Beyond

"Uhuru" is the first single released off Sun-El Musician's second studio album, To the World & Beyond, followed by "Ubomi Abumanga" featuring M.Saki released on May 29, 2020.[10]"Into Ingawe" was released in June 2019. It was first certified gold, and later double platinum (RISA).

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