After years of silence, Speedy has made a comeback to the music industry with a star-studded album titled, The Gift.
The singer says he went to the US to make music but later decided to come back home because that’s where he belongs.
“People think I moved from the US because I’m broke. The truth is, I’m not broke. I was there on vacation and moving back home wasn’t because I’m a struggling artist,” he says.
He explains that he lived between Mzansi and the US because he has interests in both countries. “I'm here for two months and there for another two months. It’s my life,” he says.
Speedy, who is excited to be back home, already has big plans.
“I’m working on getting Bongo Maffin together again. We recently did a reunion concert together, so people can look forward to that. In the meantime, I have my own album. I worked with the likes of Ishmael, Nhlalnhla Nciza, Ntando and many more artists. It's my gift to the fans,” says the 35-year-old artist.
He admits to have faced some challenges. “Like everyone else, I have had my fair share of struggles, which I have overcome and learned from. I'm not perfect,” he says.
He explains that people held him to a different standard because he is famous. “Fame is a monster. People perceive you differently because of your profile and I don't want to live like that. I’ve messed up in the past, but I’m now working towards fixing that,” he explains.
His journey to the US has taught him how to hustle. “Being in the US is no joke. You can go broke trying to maintain a lifestyle that people see as perfect. I was there, but I quickly had to find my true identity and I believe I’m still on that journey,” he concludes.