- While the Popstars fire didn't burn long, Oscar T was recruited to work on a European cruise liner - which allowed him to travel while living his dream.
- After returning to SA, Oscar T worked with several House DJ's, producing the hit single: Touching You alongside The Rhythm Sessions.
- He has worked with local bands including Brent Harris and the Jam, Ice and Fire and Dolce Vita.
South Africa-born singer and songwriter Oscar T (real name) has released his first solo studio album, titled Disconnected.
Born in Reiger Park, Boksburg (Johannesburg), Oscar T rose to fame in 2010 after entering e.tv Popstars. He went on to be chosen as part of the winning group: Nne-Vida.
After releasing their album Ready to Fly, the group disbanded in 2011 which led Oscar to co-write and produce the single Dance Some More for kwaito superstar, Mandoza.
Now, ten years later - Oscar T's 14-track debut album drop earlier this week across all major digital platforms. The 32 -year-old singer, who is based between China and South Africa these days, says the album is a "pure labour of love" and a "dream come true".
"Disconnected is a reflection about my own life, but also about similar issues that people may have gone through in life. I wrote this album in a very dark and empty time in my life, going through a very difficult divorce - that almost left me on the edge of ending life itself."
The musician who recently married and welcomed a baby girl has two daughters from his previous marriage.
For Oscar T, the album's lead single One More Reason (Sunday Morning) is all about trying to restore a broken relationship and giving it one more reason to work.
"I picked up my pen and wrote down every single experience and emotion I was going through - from breaking into a million pieces to being completely restored back together. This album will make you cry, make you laugh out loud and make you love deeper than you ever have before," he admits.
The album, which is released under Wolf Entertainment (based in France and Germany), was recorded in 2017 and took three years to complete.
"It's been an exciting journey so far with this album's release, and I want South Africans to be inspired to make their musical mark globally and reach a larger audience as we are a talented nation. This is just the beginning! I have so much more in store for fans to hear my music around the world," he says.