Cal Vin, born Mgcini Calvin Nhliziyo, is a Rap artist who produces his own music.Currently
residing in Luveve a surbub in Bulawayo,Zimbabwe. Born on the 15th of
December 1985 Cal was Introduced to rap in 1996 and was provided with an opportunity to record in the year
2003. He went on to start making his own beats in 2004 because he wanted to have full control of his career and creativity.

INFLUENCES

Cal_Vin is heavily influenced by the likes of Jay.z, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tupac, Michael
Jackson & Cassper Nyovest and in that same level of work ethic, Cal_Vin
has put out SEVEN official albums & over 15 underground projects

OFFICIAL ALBUMS

1. Perfect Balance [Album] > [21.3.2014]

2. Dat Luveve Boy [EP] > [15.12.2014]

3. Askies [EP] > [7 Sept 2015]

4. Year Of The Vin [Album] > [26.9.2015]

5. Santa Vin EP > [23.12.2015] 

6. The Planet Vin [LP] > [13.08.2016]

7. Revenge Of The Vin [Album] > [12.1.2018]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bebengakholwa

One song titled "Bebengakholwa" From the "Perfect Balance" album has a successful run on radio doing extremely well On Bulawayo Top 10 Chart being no.1 for 3months.The same song was voted "SONG OF THE
MONTH" Three Tymz consecutively (June - August 2014).

 

 


Zkhuphan

The rappa now has new single dominating the air waves called #Zkhuphan taken from a 2014 project #DatLuveveBoyEP.The song havin earned a no.1 spot on power fm's School Of Hip Hop Chart also saw a top rap artist from south africa (Cassper Nyovest) jumping on the remix which turned out to be the most downloaded song in Zimbabwe having over 25k downloads in 24hrs & over 48k in a week.
The song also found its way into South African Radio stations and clubs in that country and even internationally.



PERFORMANCES
 

Cal Vin has performed alongside big names in the music industry namely;
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Zahara (South Africa), Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe), Da Truth (USA), Sho Baraka (USA), Embassador (USA), Black Coffee (South Africa), Jaheziel (UK), Sean Simmons (USA), Cool Crooners (Zim), Djembe Monks (Zim) etc
 

COUNTRIES AND CITIES PERFORMED IN
 

Zimbabwe > Bulawayo, Harare, Gweru, Mutare, Victoria Falls, Hwange, Masvingo, Plumtree, Botswana > Moshupa, South Africa > Johannesburg, Pretoria, Randfontein, Polokwane, Germany > Cologne, Munich, United Kingdom >Birmingham

 

PRODUCTION

Cal Vin has produced music for the likes of Orthodox (Zim), Langelihle (Zim), MC Tytoh (Zim), Dj Emasto (Botswana), Bra Snipes (Botswana), POY (Zim), Haem O (Swaziland), Testa Uno (South Africa), Metamorphic (South Africa), Guluva Seven (Zim), Tear Dream Boiz (Zim), Kasi Lunatics (Zim) Tumi Stopnosons (South Africa) and many more


 

COLLABORATIONS

Cassper Nyovest (SouthAfrica), Orthodox Six (Zim), POY (Zim),  Testa Uno (S.Africa), Haem O (swaziland), Dj Emasto (Botswana), Bra Snipes ( Botswan), D-Nyce (Zambia), Themby V (South Africa), Hazel Nasuku (South Africa), Buffalo Souljah (South Africa), NBJ (S.Africa), Gze (Zim), Nommie (UK), AbNorm (Zim) Kapital K (USA), Mai (Ireland), Gigi Lamayne (SouthAfrica), Ar Mula (United Kingdom Jus to name a few.

 
AWARDS NOMINATIONS
 
ZIM HIP HOP AWARDS 2014 (1), 2015 (8), 2016 (8) 
ZIM MUSIC AWARDS 2015 (1) 
BYO ARTS AWARDS 2016 (2) 
HUMANITARIAN AFRICAN PRESTIGE AWARDS (USA) 2017 (1) 
AFRICAN MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARDS (USA) 2018 (1)
 
 
 
AWARDS WON
 
2015 BEST MALE (ZimHipHop) 
2015 BEST ALBUM (ZimHipHop)
2015 SONG OF THE YEAR (ZimHipHop)
2016 BEST HIP HOP (Zim Music Awards)
2017 BEST HIP HOP ARTIST (Byo Arts Awards)
2017 OUTSTANDING MALE ARTIST (Byo Arts Awards)


Cal_Vin is a self motivated individual, hard working and God fearing, & is set to change his life and of those around him with his musical gift.

SOCIAL PRESENCE

Twitter: @IamCal_Vin
Facebook Page: IamCal_Vin
Instagram: @IamCal_Vin
Website: www.cal-vin.com

You can find all Cal_Vin's Albums on online stores (iTunes, Googleplay, mymcast, spotify)