Follow your dreams

2018-04-24 06:01
PHOTO: Zama MncwabeMbijana Sibisi, the poet, singer and songwriter.

PHOTO: Zama MncwabeMbijana Sibisi, the poet, singer and songwriter.

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WHEN growing up, Mbijana Sibisi was told that being a musician is a waste of time and energy, as it does not pay the bills, however, he ignored negative remarks and followed his dreams.

With hard work and determination Sibisi released his first single called A Girl I Wanna Know this year, and is also working on releasing his album later in the year.

The “happy struggling musician” as he calls himself, said that his passion for music and poetry was realised at the age of 11.

“At the time, there wasn’t much room to explore music as a career because it was believed not to be a realistic job, but as time went on I saw that listening to what people were saying didn’t help at all.”

“After I finished my studies as Dental Technician, I worked for months and realised that my passion and love is in the Arts and I could be acting or a musician. I took the risk, quit my day job and now, I am a struggling happy musician,” said Sibisi.

Sibisi said that he has gained lots of momentum by performing at DUT Poetry sessions MusoPoet. Sibisi said that he has achieved so much in the industry in such a short amount of time as he has explored poetry, acting and singing. Sibisi said that the main objective is that he is now, happy. “It’s incredible what you can do if you are doing it out of love and passion. With my passion and love for music, I was also a finalist of The Voice South Africa in 2016”.

In the same year, Sibisi released an Extended Play (EP) called History, where he talks about his long awaited break in the entertainment industry. Sibisi highlighted some of his achievements, “I’ve performed in Zakifo, White Mountain, Splashy Fen, opening for Mango Groove and also opening for Sieon in Belgium”. Sibisi said his dreams are to work with the Maskandi legend Phuzekhemisi and other artists like Zola, Zakwe and Zonke. Sibisi’s message to the community is to follow their dreams.

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