Kwaito artist to shoot new music video

2017-02-08 06:02
PHOTO: supplied Sihle ‘Madizah’ Xulu.

PHOTO: supplied Sihle ‘Madizah’ Xulu.

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PIETERMARITZBURG kwaito sensation Sihle “Madizah” Xulu will be shooting a music video this weekend for his newest single Bamba la.

The single was released on iTunes in December but he has only just started doing promotional work for it in order to encourage downloads and increase his fan base.

“My fans can look forward to something new and fresh. The video will be shot at different locations in Pietermaritzburg by a well-known producer who has done a number of videos for other artists.”

The kwaito star, a professional graphic designer is not new to the entertainment industry. He started making music in 2006 when he was part of the Amaqola Crew and later collaborated with Madida to form a duo that composed the hit song Impilo yaseb’suku, which featured Makokorosh from Ngwelezane.

“I started doing music at school and was also in the church choir, this was back at Empangeni where I grew up. I got into kwaito because I liked the sound. I grew up listening to Mdu and Magewu, who for me, were the originators and pioneers of the genre. Listening to their music inspired me to come out on my own.”

The musician is a regular performer at music festivals around the country, and recently performed at the annual Impi event alongside DJ Christos and Monique Bingham.

“I am currently working on my album, which is due out in July, but for now I’m doing the groundwork and letting people know I am taking my craft to new heights and I need all the support I can get.”

Xulu said he finds inspiration to write his lyrics from listening to hip-hop artists like AKA and KO.

“I find a lot of inspiration from listening to hip-hop, it also helps me retain my originality. If I only listened to kwaito I would end up copying other people’s style and sounds and lack originality.”

Xulu’s music video will be released in a month’s time.

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