Although she only thought of doing music as a career after losing her father and falling
pregnant in 2006, Busisiwe Nqwiliso, known to her fans as Bucie, says she knew she was
musically gifted from a young age.
But she says it took losing the man she loved most for her to realise that she needed to do what makes her happy, regardless of being a teenage mother.
Falling pregnant in Grade 11 while at Thuto Thebe Secondary School in Khuma near Klerksdorp, Bucie says she knew she had to leave the township and make a living.
“I wanted to get out of Khuma. Growing up in such a place, one always wanted to get out,” she says. “I wanted to get out so bad that I had to make it possible. My parents took my child and allowed me to pursue my dreams.”
While chit-chats grow about Bucie being popular in high school, not only for singing in the assembly or during beauty contests but for dating and sleeping with teachers, the Ngicela Indoda singer says these reports are far from the truth.
“I was 17 and most of the teachers were in their 30s. Why would I date a 30-year-old man,” she says. The 28-year-old says people who make such accusations should name the teachers they are referring to.
“Why would I go and date a father and leave his son who happens to be my age,” she says, adding that one thing she didn’t know about fame is how it robs a person from being seen
as just human.
“As a celebrity, you can never be regarded as a normal person.” Though she is known for her angelic voice and her ability to get people dancing, the Easy to Love award winning singer says she alsohas passion for business and her artist management company Bucie Pty LTD is doing okay for now.
BUSINESS OF MUSIC
“We are still looking for more artists, but it’s doing well,” she says. “I started it because I wanted to get into the business side of music. I can’t live without music.”
She says acting in Rhythm City as Joy was an eye-opener for her. She says she wouldn’t mind adding acting to her career. “The biggest obstacle I had to overcome in the music industry has been to be a female that does house music and having people tell me that I have to wait every time I needed to take a step in my career,” she says.
“But now being a female that does house music is the best thing ever.”
A HAPPY MOMENT
She adds that hearing her song for the first time on Yfm was a moment that will always make her smile. “I was on the streets when my then manager Demor called me to tell me
to listen to Yfm,” she recalls.
“I did that on my phone but felt the sound wasn’t good. I then stopped a car and asked the driver to switch to Yfm. I was so excited; the guy looked at me as if I was crazy when I told him it was me singing on the radio.”