L Vovo Derrango’s real name Thokozani Ndlovu was born in Newcastle KZN. He started schooling at Sphumelele Primary and matriculated in Khanyanjalo High School went to further studies at Durban University of Technology and enrolled as a fulltime student studying for a National Diploma in Language Practice. His passion for the entertainment Industry saw him starting himself as an MC in different events and through that process he managed to meet different personalities like artists, actors etc. He was then given an opportunity by Zakhele Madida who asked him to go to the studio and record a song. From that moment he never looked back and recorded his first album which was self titled.
The 1ST album was self titled L Vovo Derrango got him recognition when he was nominated at the SAMA awards for the best Kwaito Album. He then proved a point that he is the best by winning Metro FM awards in Port Elizabeth where he scooped 2 awards The Best Kwaito and Song of the Year in 2007. He released 5 more albums Titled The Teddy Bear, The Heavyweight, Irresistible, and The Fabulous with the latest for 2012 being The Headmaster that is receiving a lot of attention on Print, Radio and Television currently.
L Vovo has released 6 hot albums that has earned him awards like The Best Kwaito Artist at the Metro Fm Awards 2007 and The Song of the Year 2007. He has been nominated to the SAMA Awards 3 Times and that has made him a household name. 2010 Inamandla was also nominated on the best Kwaito on the SAMA Awards and Metro fm respectively, this song earned him massive airplay such he had to perform it at the Metro Fm Awards ceremony in Mbombela Stadium 2011.
He also has been nominated for several Channel O awards during 2007 and 2008. He has shared the stage with likes of Ringo Madlingozi, Thandiswa Mazwai and many more. He also performed with Big Nuz in Nigeria during the MTV Base Awards in 2011.
THE BRAND L VOVO
He has a passion for the community driven initiatives and charity work like on the 30th November saw him performing at a Christmas party for the destitute kids in Eastern Cape. He is undoubtedly the Headmaster of kwaito even at heart.
He was the 2009 National Government Election Ambassador
He is a Love Life Ambassador
He is the Ambassador of the 16 Days of Activism on Violence against Women and Children Abuse Campaign
He was the KZN Sports, Arts and Culture Department Ambassador for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Currently the ambassador for the Phat Life Movement
Currently the brand ambassador of Zoo York clothing Label
Nominated for 2013 Metro Fm Awards
- Best Kwaito
- Song Of The Year