Vusi Nova opens up about the engagement rumours and his music


Things are looking up for musician Vusi Nova, who just released an album, Naninina. He says he is having the time of his life and has never felt any better about life like he is right now.

The 32-year-old, who is best known for his rendition of Etta James’ I’d Rather Go Blind, says he has poured his heart out on his latest offering.


He says this album is a documentation of his past experiences, both good and bad. “This album is extremely personal. I actually feel exposed. But it’s been very therapeutic because it’s like closing an old chapter of my life and opening a new one,” he says, referring to his dark past as a drug addict and his recently failed relationship of four years.

He says eight songs on the album are about that relationship, in which he thought he had met the one. He says the songs are about the relationship from its infant stage, through its ups and downs and eventually the break up. “I feel like I’ve been carrying so much baggage and bottling things up. Now I’m ready to move on from all of that,” says the Port Elizabeth-born singer.


Vusi admits he has moved on and is currently in a relationship and he’s happy. Hesitant to reveal who he is dating, he says he doesn’t want people to know everything about him as he doesn’t want his personal life to overshadow his flourishing music career.

As Move! tries to find out more from him, he only reveals that, “There’s a girl in my life and she understands my past relationship. She’s very supportive. I’m over the moon right now,” he says. Vusi has been linked to Joseph Safra in the past and they were rumoured to be engaged to be married.

Vusi tells Move! that those rumours are far from the truth. “I’m not married and never planned on marrying anyone,” he asserts. Vusi Nova opens up about his latest album, those engagement rumours and dating He tells Move! the relationship he’s singing about

on his latest album is not even the person we assume it is.

But he won’t reveal who he’s singing about. Nonetheless, he assures us that there’s no

bad blood between him and that person. “We’re cool and we talk. It’s kind of hard to detach from someone after dating for four years. And our families are involved, so things can be difficult,” says the crooner.


Vusi knows difficulty all too well after years of trying to get his music career to these heights. “The journey has been very stressful because you have to constantly prove yourself.

There were times I wanted to quit, but I’d ask myself what else would I do besides music. Music has always been my plan A, so I had to make it work. That’s what has kept

me going. But I wouldn’t advise anyone not to have anything to fall back on,” he points out.

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