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Zulu Biography

Born in 1964, Michel Bavajee earned the stage name, Zulu, due to his darker skin colour compared to his siblings. Zulu also owns a boat which he used as a fisherman. Zulu considers himself as an artist engaged in the difficulties of life and does not hesitate to turn to his songs for subjects that matter to him.

Zulu’s first musical experience dates back to his teenage years when, at the age of 14 years, he participated in a show interpreting the song ‘Leaving on the Jet Plane’ by John Denver. Zulu then decides to learn how to play the guitar and at the age of 16, he joins the group Gérard Seeta Ramdoo for shows in hotels. Unsatisfied with the salary he was earning, he decided to quit and participated in the Sar Show where all the juries were charmed by his rendition of ‘La Bohème’ by Charles Aznavour

In 2008, together with Lionel Permal, they formed the band Blackmen Bluz which was well appreciated by the locals with hits such as ‘Gabrielle’ and ‘Tir Boison’ which eventually disbanded in 2012. The following year, Zulu released his first album titled Zulu with 12 tracks. Among the 12 tracks is the famous hit, ‘Metisse’ a collaboration with Mario Ramsamy which also got voted song of the year by Radio One.

After facing many financial difficulties, Zulu managed to release his second album in 2016 titled Intimiste and his third album, Tango Bluz, in 2018 which did conquer the hearts of many Mauritians. He prides himself of being an artist who likes to perform on different stages to convey the message through his songs to a wider audience.

Zulu is undoubtedly one of the artists that is very demanded in Mauritius however he stays true to his roots and still takes out his boat to work after his concerts.

Zulu Biography

Born in 1964, Michel Bavajee earned the stage name, Zulu, due to his darker skin colour compared to his siblings. Zulu also owns a boat which he used as a fisherman. Zulu considers himself as an artist engaged in the difficulties of life and does not hesitate to turn to his songs for subjects that matter to him.

Zulu’s first musical experience dates back to his teenage years when, at the age of 14 years, he participated in a show interpreting the song ‘Leaving on the Jet Plane’ by John Denver. Zulu then decides to learn how to play the guitar and at the age of 16, he joins the group Gérard Seeta Ramdoo for shows in hotels. Unsatisfied with the salary he was earning, he decided to quit and participated in the Sar Show where all the juries were charmed by his rendition of ‘La Bohème’ by Charles Aznavour

In 2008, together with Lionel Permal, they formed the band Blackmen Bluz which was well appreciated by the locals with hits such as ‘Gabrielle’ and ‘Tir Boison’ which eventually disbanded in 2012. The following year, Zulu released his first album titled Zulu with 12 tracks. Among the 12 tracks is the famous hit, ‘Metisse’ a collaboration with Mario Ramsamy which also got voted song of the year by Radio One.

After facing many financial difficulties, Zulu managed to release his second album in 2016 titled Intimiste and his third album, Tango Bluz, in 2018 which did conquer the hearts of many Mauritians. He prides himself of being an artist who likes to perform on different stages to convey the message through his songs to a wider audience.

Zulu is undoubtedly one of the artists that is very demanded in Mauritius however he stays true to his roots and still takes out his boat to work after his concerts.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Soirée with Zulu

To get you in the mood, Zulu ek So Tribu will treat you to a wonderful evening at Om Art Tamarin on Saturday 29 April 2023. Head West for the Soirée with Zulu event, where this passionate music enthusiast is planning a live concert ft. Akoustika - a sure-to-be unforget...

Saturday 29 April 2023
19h00 - 23h00
Om Art Tamarin
Date:
29 April 2023 (Saturday)
Time:
19h00 - 23h00
Location:
Om Art Tamarin
As from
Rs 2,200
Event type
Concerts
Top Tracks
Zulu feat Mario Ramsamy - La métisse
Zulu feat Mario Ramsamy - La métisse
3:58
ZULU pima ruz version (clip officiel)
4:23
Zulu - 'Mo Ti Bato' (2020)
4:25
Betty Blues
5:13
Mahébourg
5:31
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More About Zulu

From Mahebourg, Zulu is one of the founders of the band Blackmen Bluz together with Lionel Permal. The band went on to have major success with the Mauritians before disbanding in 2012. In the following year, Zulu launched his solo album titled, Zulu, with 12 tracks.