By just being who he is and using honest lyrics he found himself nominated for an Oscar for his songs featured on the Mandela soundtrack in 1996. Vusi recently participated in the multi-media project “Playing for Change,” which brings unique musicians together from around the world. Vusi has also received nominations for Best South African Artist and Best Music Video back in 1996. In 1998, Vusi was finally rewarded for his determination and sincerity and received an award for Best Male Vocalist and Best Album. Vusi values music as a vessel to reach out to the people of the world, and though he first grabs our attention through his magnificent voice, what really draws us in is his integrity and desire to bring about positive change.