Kokstad artist pursues his dream with debut album

2018-04-27 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedSiviwe Nkanyuza.

PHOTO: suppliedSiviwe Nkanyuza.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

HARD work and dedication are what keep Kokstad artist Siviwe Nkanyuza (24) going as he pursues his dreams in the City of Gold.

Popularly known as “Kimosabe”, Nkanyuza, who was nominated for a South African Music Award (Sama) last year, is set to release his debut album before the end of this month.

Nkanyuza is also international music streaming service Deezer’s African pick for 2018. Artists involved in the initiative receive profile development, play-listing support and take part in creative artist marketing campaigns.

Nkanyuza was picked as the stand-out act from the continent.

“I left Kokstad to study media but because of a lack of funds I dropped out and focused on my music career. It was not easy for me to break into the music industry; dedication and hard work are behind my success,” said Nkanyuza.

“I started singing at home in Kokstad with my younger brother Lwandile when I was 13 years old. My first big achievement was in 2012 when I produced Ifani’s song Ingoma Ezimnandi and wrote songs for many other artists in Johannesburg,” said Nkanyuza.

Last year, Nkanyuza was recruited by David Gresham Records who produced his hit single Wolves in which he collaborated with DJ Clock. The song was nominated at the 2017 South African Music Awards.

“To market my talent, I use social media and approach well-known artists to open doors for me.”


Inside News24

Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle

Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.