Born in 1952 at Maduma eMkhandlweni. Musician Sipho Khoza, also known as ‘Thwalofu’ was a leader of the group Thwalofu NamaKetshane (Thwalofu and his wild dogs). Khoza and his group released their first album in the 1970’s entitled uKhalemini Samsoni and in 1974 he recorded and released his debut album ‘Fulela makoti kuyanetha endlini’
He has released over 40 albums and has more than 3 decades in the Maskandi music scene. Sipho is also known as ‘Inkunzi Yembongolo’ referring to his stubborn nature and for standing up for what he believes in. He made history by presenting his family-in-law with donkeys as payment for lobola, rather than cows as is traditionally done!
Thwalofu commented, after receiving a life time award, in the SATMA’s (South African Traditional Music Awards) in 2008, “it was an honour to know that I am being recognised in the music territory.”
His latest album entitled Intencane was released in October 2009.