Mgive, born Given Simelane, is a South African born rapper and music producer. He was given the name by his peers growing up and as his nickname in the village. He performs in both English and Vernacular though mostly in Kasi and Urban slang. He’s music is very honest, realistic and sometimes personal that it makes people get in touch with our own realities.
Mgive is from a small village called Vezubuhle near KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga. After competing high school he went to Jozi-Gauteng in pursuit of his dream of becoming a rap musician. However, he put the dream on hold, temporarily though, in 2008 as he was working and studying law part-time at the University of Johannesburg.
Mgive started writing in 2002, drawing issues from his immediate environment and he