Chadwin sings from the heart

2019-09-24 06:00
Chadwin NelPHOTO: siphesihle notwabaza

Chadwin NelPHOTO: siphesihle notwabaza

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Chadwin Nel wishes to use his music to inspire and motivate the youth – not just in his home town of Manenberg but across Cape Town.

The 18-year-old local musician, who has performed at various events and gigs including the recent street concert held in Manenberg, spoke to People’s Post about his future plans. He says he is into rap and RnB and prefers writing his own songs. He writes about personal experiences, some deeply personal, such as the song about fathers who are not exemplary which he performed at the street concert.

He’s currently in matric at Phoenix Secondary School.

While releasing an album is part of his future plans, he says he has to focus on his school work for now.

He’s already penned a number of songs for the album, including one called “Come Home”.

According to him, the song is dedicated to people who are feeling lonely who have no one else to turn to for support and company.

“This is my way of calling my loved ones to come home and give me comfort. I hope people can connect and relate to the song,” he explains.

For him, music is not just about the melody.

“Music makes me feel free.

“It gives me a sense of belonging. It is my passion and I wish to share it with the world,” he explains.

He draws inspiration from artists such as Jimmy Nevis and Aziza Davids.

He plans to study computer science next year and has already applied at a number of tertiary institutions.

He stresses his music will not be placed on the back burner while studying. He has a family member who is studying sound engineering and the plan is to record his album next year. He says his mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, is his “number one support system” as she is a single mother and raised her children well.


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