The Soil’s Ntsika releases solo debut album


Ntsika Ngxanga, who is well known from the a cappella trio, The Soil, has just released his debut album, I Write What I Dream.

He says I Write What I Dream is based on the colourful day-to-day African story and a global outlook on life in its entirety, with its good and bad.

Ntsika has diverted from the a cappella style he is known for, relying instead on instrumental accompaniment because he felt that “the music was too big in my head when I conceived it”.

“I had to accompany each song with all the specific instruments.”

Fans of The Soil need not freak out – Ntsika says that he would never leave The Soil but he “had to go solo” because of a dream he had about his great, great grandfather in June 2017.

In it, he sat with his grandfather and in the background, there was a chant, “Sabela”, which means “heed the calling”.

Ntsika worked with Afro soul singer Vusi Nova and the Lion of Juda hitmaker, Lebo Sekgobela, whom he said “added a beautiful texture” to the album.

“I am more than happy,” he said.

Although he describes his music genre as Afro soul music with elements of African folk music, he believes that the album has an invisible spiritual thread that tied all songs together and with “Siyakudumisa Bawo” featuring Sekgobela, he takes everyone to church.

When asked, Ntsika says it is hard to pick a favourite song. He says that all the songs move him for different reasons but if he is forced to choose one, he would go for Mwelase which is a tribute to his late aunt.

Another exciting announcement: Watch this space. Ntsika says that he will soon announce a national tour because he “cannot wait to perform live for everyone out there”.

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