Brickz: I want my name cleared

By Drum Digital
15 March 2016

Kwaito maestro Sipho ‘Brickz’ Ndlovu is adamant that his forthcoming album will usher in a new era for him and his troubled life.

By Siyabonga Ngcangisa, Associate Editor

The Zola, Soweto-born star, is in studio working on his sixth album set for release at the end of the semester.

Yesterday he put final touches to a new song titled Umthetho, featuring hip hop star Pro Kid, and the track is scheduled for release next week.

“I’m working with various producers including DJ Fresca. There’s another track I did with Duncan, who is produced by DJ Tira in Durban. It’s going to be a tight album,”says the 35-year old star.

Dispelling rumours of a split with Kalawa Jazmee, where he recorded his 2011 album Amafestival, Brickz says he was still very much a member of the famous record label.

“(Mandla) Spikiri (Mofokeng) is producing about three songs in my album, so how can that be true? I’m still very much a part of Kalawa,” Brickz told DRUM.

However as upbeat as he is about his future, before he gets to bounce back into the mix, he will have to see through his ongoing rape case. Brickz returns to the docks at the end of March.

This will be exactly three years after he was charged with raping a 16-year old family friend at his home in Rooderport, West of Johannesburg.

But he is unwavering in his innocence.

“I want my name cleared. Obviously this is a trial and it’s ongoing, but I expect to be cleared. I can’t talk much about it, but all signs are there that this thing was just a plot,” he said.

Brickz made a grand entrance into the music business with his 2005 debut album titled Facebrick, with featured the smash hit, Sweety My Baby.  At the time, he was signed under DJ Cleo’s Wheel of Steel Productions, but unceremoniously parted ways with the prolific DJ to link up with TS Records.

There, he released the popular 2008 summer hit, Happiness, before disappearing into the wilderness only to sign with Kalawa Jazmee three years later.

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