Edendale rapper off to New York

2019-06-12 06:00

BORN and bred in Edendale, Sbusiso Mkhize (24) will be flying the South African flag at the International Arts Talent Showcase which takes place in New York on July 7.

Known as “Wizardman” in the music industry, Mkhize will be jetting off to New York on June 30.

Speaking to Echo he said this is like a dream come true for him. He said when he started doing arts he had always hoped that one day he would go international. Mkhize, who is a rap artist, took part in the auditions that were held in Durban in June last year where he was awarded for best brand and best artist. He was then invited to attend the International Arts Talent Showcase.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am going to grab it with both hands. When I started off doing music and arts in 2006, I have always wanted to see my talent grow and be recognised worldwide but I never thought it was going to happen so soon,” he said.

Mkhize is not the only from South Africa that will attend this showcase. However, he is the only one from Pietermaritzburg.

“I am not going there just for myself but I am going to represent my hometown. I love arts and everything that has to do with music. I hope that I will learn a lot from this trip and I will be able to bring it back and teach other young upcoming artists like me,” he said.


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