On the 25th of October the world was robbed of an incredible person. Mgcini Calvin Nhliziyo the ‘Z’khuphani’ hit maker died tragically in a hit and run accident. This tragedy is made worse when someone is taken at a young age, in or before their prime, leaving an incomplete legacy behind them. We will remember Cal_Vin not because of the way he died but for the years he lived and his memory will live on through his works.
Rest In Power King
It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Cal Vin (Mgcini Nhliziyo). The family thanks you for your prayers and love. We will keep you updated on this account.
— #80sBabyMixtape (@kingcal_vin) October 26, 2020
— Vusa Mkhaya (@VusaMkhaya) October 25, 2020
Rest In Peace big dawg. Sad news. Zimbabwe Rap Icon Cal Vin. What q passionate guy. pic.twitter.com/abJ3KiVWBE
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) October 25, 2020
— Nobuntu 🎶 (@nobuntumusic) October 25, 2020
I wish you can come and see your roses bro.
The whole godamn City bro.
You're a fucken legend King 😭😭
Thank you for your gift , for putting me on , your knowledge and for being the light .
I still owe you bro , I still owe you 💔#RIPCalvin pic.twitter.com/13JKHck0im
— MJ Sings (@iammjsings) October 25, 2020
I have so many dope memories working with Calvin. He was brilliant. Prolific. Talented. Hard working. I mourn a legend, a father and a son. pic.twitter.com/4fj9mukxQC
— K (@begottensun) October 25, 2020
#RestInPeace Calvin Luveve Boy
His blistering career has earned him multiple awards year after year including Best Male and Hip hop Artiste of the Year at this year`s Bulawayo Arts Awards. @ProfJNMoyo @DougColtart @acielumumba @begottensun @exqwizit04 @weMaskiri @namapfumo pic.twitter.com/6u75S58R8m
— #GinimbiUpdates (@UrbanGroovesZW) October 25, 2020
Woke up to the news that Calvin Mgcini Nhliziyo is no more. I'm devastated..this has not been a great year …2020 is taking the young ones😭
— King👑 (@BlacperlZW) October 25, 2020
Saddened by the passing of Mgcini
Calvin…💔 that Luveve Boy, umfana kaManax, baba kaChloè, u"Eita Zkhiphani?"- thank you for the music King, for giving heart to the craft & your city, you were #truth, unfiltered, loved, wanted, A Legend!
Dankie san✊🏾❤ pic.twitter.com/kyMxi4KS7r
— #TheLegacy (@MboMahocs) October 25, 2020
Wasn't supposed to end this way but knowing you and your drive and passion for Hip-hop you're going to do right by King Vin and honour his legacy by finishing what y'all started… which is putting #ZimNdebeleRap on the global stage #RipCalvin #MHSRIP https://t.co/IxioRPdv3W
— Producer Trey Ncube (@treyncube) October 25, 2020
I am deeply saddened by the news that Calvin is no more, this is a great loss to the industry. May God be with his family…Ha Ndarwadziwa 😭 pic.twitter.com/c5bWcN3kaw
— MUDIWA (@MudiwaHood) October 25, 2020
Woke up to so many messages that the Vin is no more and I can’t believe it. Very few have shifted the culture like he did. This is a terrible loss for us man. Go well knowing you have left an indelible mark on the game and youth at large @kingcal_vin . Rest In Peace King 👑 🕊
— Karizzy (@Itskarizma) October 25, 2020
The Guy who introduced me to filming, Words cannot describe what I am feeling right now.. Very few people have influenced my life the way you did.. . Thank you for being there.. . Rest in peace @kingcal_vin pic.twitter.com/425dEt1WmQ
— C O R E Y (@visualsbycorey) October 25, 2020
So many people to just appreciate for getting us here. I mean not many know that @kingcal_vin was producing at least music 11 years ago. At least that is when I saw a CD from when I was at Power FM in 2009. People caught up with him when he did Z'khiphani. He has been working https://t.co/PCWlexc9a2
— larry kwirirayi (@kwirirayi) July 25, 2020
We have lost a King. A pioneer. Someone who redefined what Zim Hip Hop could be. Someone who consistently raised the bar. Go well, my brother. We lost you too soon. But you inspired so many. Rest In Power @kingcal_vin ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/ERnA6tbdUH
— #15YearsOfMagamba (@ComradeFatsooo) October 25, 2020
"I feel like cup is running over now/
I ran my own race, time to seat it down/" –@kingcal_vin
Sleep Easy King 💔 pic.twitter.com/2Fy5ZxLfsS
— #ForTheCulture (@NobleStylz) October 25, 2020
We only made one song together but I could tell you were a genuine honest soul. One with lots to say, and one who wanted to change the world
— VERSELESS (@verseless1) October 25, 2020
Cal Vin was a real one, a pure artist & genuine human. He loved art and lived it. Represented Bulawayo to the core. He spoke & sang truth to power. He loved Luveve & inspired a generation. His loss is massively heartbreaking. #RIPCalvin
— Minority Ndebele (@ChrisNqoe) October 25, 2020
Its hard to believe you are Gone.
Rest in Power King Cal Vin pic.twitter.com/CpDsjZUDvK
— Novuyoseagirl (@Novuyoseagirl1) October 25, 2020
The MDC Alliance extends its condolences to the Nhliziyo family & the hip hop community on the untimely passing of Mgcini Calvin Nhliziyo, "That Luveve Boy." As a party that champions the arts, we are deeply saddened to have lost a young, talented musician. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/9SfXiBywQj
— MDC Alliance (@mdczimbabwe) October 25, 2020
On Sundays around this time, like any other staunch Bosso fan Mgcini Nhliziyo would make his way to Barbourfields Stadium to cheer his favourite team. He captured these moments, which today, he leaves behind. Football is poorer without 'That Luveve Boy'.#RIPCalvin pic.twitter.com/ijaU8g0dQ7
— Highlanders F.C (@HighlanderBosso) October 25, 2020