First it was acting, then she started making music. When she became a mother, she decided to take time out of the industry and focus on raising her son.
When she decided to get back into the industry, she again started with acting. Now she's making music again and fans are excited about what she has to offer.
Actress Simphiwe Ngema (32), popularly known as ‘Simz’, has new music out.
Simz says that before going back to making music, she first wanted to be a hands-on mother for the first two years of her son’s life.
“I have always wanted to do music and I was doing it in 2019 but I fell pregnant. I had to take a break, my music career was moving I was doing touring and being booked. I wanted to embrace being a mother and take some time and concentrate on raising my baby.”
The actress recently released a song titled ‘I Love Me More’ featuring AyaProw which speaks of a woman choosing herself in a relationship no matter how she much may love her partner.
“I want women to remember themselves in relationships irrespective of the nature of the relationship - be it family, friends or romance. Always remember yourself because you can’t pour from an empty cup, you have to be fine before you are taking care of anyone else. If you are in a relationship that doesn’t serve you anymore, I believe you should put your happiness first and love yourself more.
“I am working on an album, but I want to release the album late next year. There are a couple of singles I want to release. I’m an independent artist and I chose to be one because I want to learn the business of music. I am passionate about it and I take it seriously and I enjoy learning as I go.”
Simz has worked on a number of television productions as an actress such as Muvhango and The Queen. Her years in the industry have taught her that a strong work ethic is crucial to success.
“People see the glamour and they don’t see the work that comes with the industry. Sometimes we get on sets with no changing rooms, and we have to change in tents. Yes, it looks glamorous, but it's work and I take my craft seriously."
She is a mother to one year old Tiyani Kemorena Michael Chinyani. She co-parents with model Tino Chinyani.
“My son has taught me to be present and patient. He requires a lot of attention; he shakes my face when he wants attention. I am more attentive, and these moments are precious, and I am embracing all these moments. Co-parenting is challenging because it's not something that Tino and I are used to yet. He is doing a great job since we’ve chosen to put our son first. He’s a great man and he’s my son's role model. I will forever love and respect him because he has given me the most precious gift in the world.”
She says she wants upcoming entertainers to not give up on their dreams and keep pushing forward.
“When I feel down about the pace of my career, I remember the girl that dreamt about being a star. Everything and anything is possible. Don’t give up, your dreams are possible but you have to work at it and nobody owes you anything. Never let fear get the best of you as there are blessings on the other side.”
She is currently shooting a feature film that will be released soon and she says her focus right now is making music and ensuring that hers and her sons clothing lines are a success.