Six’s song making the airwaves

2016-04-07 06:00
 Six Sthupha’s new single is making waves on the national airwaves.

Six Sthupha’s new single is making waves on the national airwaves.

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Philippi’s Sikelela Ramba is a local artist whose song is taking over the national airwaves.

Ramba,26, aka Six Sthupha has been a busy man since his song Yiveze 2.0 took off as a national dance floor filler.

The song, produced by Gugulethu resident and producer Dj Tse, was released early this year, but is now charting in radio stations such as Metro FM, 5FM, YFM and has even reached Botswana.

Despite its suggestive title the singer says the song is not as raunchy as people might think.

“You know there is a misconception in the night life that it’s the guys that always pay for the nice time. So with this song we ask ladies to show us they too can show up and show us that they do pay their way,” he grinned.

He spoke to City Vision while he was preparing to come back to Cape Town after spending a month in Jozi promoting the single.

He said that he was blown away by the reception across the country.

“The majority of the radio stations that the song was submitted to have play-listed the song and its already charting. Right now it’s on the top 10 on 5FM, its number three on Oskidos Top 5 on Metro FM. Everyone is talking about it so I feel we are going in the right direction,” he said.

Ramba started his foray into the entertainment industry as a tiny dancer in the late ‘90s, strutting his stuff at every opportunity.

“I used to participate in brand activations at the rank where a big truck with a sound system would invite locals to dance-offs.

I won quite a few of those as a child and the freebees that came with it,” he notes.

He became a DJ but in 2012 he took a decision to be a performing artist and has been releasing music and performing since.

His turning point has been signing with Jozi based record label L Concepts in February which helped him push his latest album.

Teddies Kupe, founder of L Concepts Records and executive producer, said that he was so impressed with Six that he tracked him down to sign him.

“We first met in 2012 when I was working with another label and doping a lot of work with Kalawa Jazmee. I had visited Cape Town and I bumped into him in studio and he told me about hs dreams and goals. At the time nothing came out of our chat as I was working on deep house. I then went on to start my own label and I needed a fresh sound; I ran into this song online and then tracked Six down and he still remembered me,” explained Kupe.

He said that there was something special about the song and has been receiving rave reviews.

You can find Six on Facebook and Twitter.

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