The Soil's first lady to heed ancestral calling

By Drum Digital
21 January 2016

The Soil's first lady Buhle Mda, has revealed on Facebook that she'll be taking time off from the group to focus on her ancestral calling from the beginning of March this year.

"As Africans, at times we have to answer to greater beings than ourselves. Hence I will be taking some time out to concentrate on my own ancestral callings. So, from March 2016 I will be absent from all performances with The Soil," said Buhle

But that doesn't mean The Soil will come to an end, in fact the group also announced that they are looking for a female vocalist that will stand in for Buhle during her absence.

See below:


Female vocalists are invited to come and ?#?ExperienceTheSoil

All videos submitted need to be a duration of 30 seconds to 60 seconds. Videos shorter or longer than the stipulated time will be disqualified

All participants need to sing a song from The Soil, particularly Buhle's verse. Should these rules be neglected, the judges have the right to disqualify you.

Should participants sing a song by The Soil but not Buhle's verse, the judges, at their discretion can consider the entry.

All videos must be loaded up on The Soil Facebook page, no other forms of entry will be considered.

Please use the hashtag #ExperienceTheSoil when you upload your video

All participants need to be South African with a valid South African ID & passport

Closing date for all video uploads will be 5th February 2016 and live auditions will take place between 8th-11th February 2016 in Johannesburg

All chosen candidates for the live auditions should be able to travel to Johannesburg to audition for the band

Chosen participants will be contacted through their Facebook profiles to get further contact details by 6th February 2016.

Participants need to be over 18 and under 35 years

The chosen participant must be able available to travel locally and internationally from March 2016

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