ZimbabweHuchi Entertainment Donel Mangena Biography | Background, Music Career, The Voice UK Experience, Queen Elizabeth Birthday Performance

Donel Mangena Biography | Background, Music Career, The Voice UK Experience, Queen Elizabeth Birthday Performance

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Donel Mangena Biography | Background, Music Career, The Voice UK Experience, Queen Elizabeth Birthday Performance

Early life

Donel Mangena, the celebrated British-Zimbabwean pop singer, was born on August 25, 2001, in Manchester, England. His roots connect him to Nkosana and Nobukhosi Mangena. Raised briefly by his grandmother in Luveve, Bulawayo, he now resides in Southampton, England, with his parents and younger brother.He briefly lived in Luveve Bulawayo with his grandmother before he moved to the UK to live with his family.

Inspiration and Beginnings in Music

Donel’s musical journey began with the inspiration of his primary school teacher, Elizabeth Kenny, who recognized his singing talent. Tragically, he lost her to breast cancer in April 2018, but he remained dedicated to making her proud through his music.

He draws inspiration from iconic artists such as Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, and Usher, incorporating their influence into his unique style.

The Voice UK Experience

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In January 2018, Donel Mangena gained prominence by participating in ‘The Voice UK.’ His exceptional talents caught the attention of Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, who became his mentor. Although he secured the second-place position, his performances left an indelible mark on the music industry.

Royal Performance Invitation

Prince Harry noticed Donel’s extraordinary talent and invited him to perform at Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday celebration at the Royal Albert Hall in London in April 2018. Donel’s rendition of Pharrell’s “Happy” showcased his musical versatility and charm.

Post-‘The Voice UK’ Success

Following his success on ‘The Voice UK,’ Donel Mangena’s career skyrocketed. The exposure from the show, combined with his captivating performances, expanded his fan base and opened doors for future musical endeavors.

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