Israel Makoe (born Israel Sipho Matseke in 1974, also known as Israel Matseke Zulu) is a South African film, television and stage actor, poet, singer and dancer. He is often typecast as a gangster. Israel Makoe has had roles in landmark South African films including the critically acclaimed, Academy Award winning, Gavin Hood directed South African film, Tsotsi.
The MKHMA will continuously highlight the importance of preserving these genres and encourage the promotion and emerging talent in the sector. The awards seek to develop, support and provide a platform
We seek to create a platform of recognition for Kwaito and House as genres and provide an equal share of growth for artists in the genres. Develop and give exposure by showcasing upcoming artists, honour, recognize and appreciate South Africa’s Kwaito & House talent.”