07 May Venda Vocalist
Instrument: Vocalist and Percussionist
I was born and raised in Limpopo (In Venda) in a small Village called Ha-Mavhunga,at Siloam Hospital.
I grew up with both my parents until in 2008 when I lost my father and left with my mother and 6 siblings (in total we are 7), 5 males and 2 females.
I started my journey of music when I was 12 years old with my twin sister, it is when I started singing at church and I even got a priviledge to work with some of my favourite musicians in South Africa like Solly Mahlangu,Tebs david,Taki Ndou etc. I think that really set a standard for me as a Singer and to be able to work very hard to achieve what I want in life.
When I was 20 years old in 2015, I released my 1st album in Johannesburg at Hillbrow Theatre,where it was my 1st time to have a large croud of 1000 people who attended my CD Launch. It was my biggest achievement so far even though I didn’t reach where I wanted to be but it was actually a good start for me because after the CD launch I started doing my tours in East London, Port Elizabeth (in Motherwell,Warmer and Jeffreys Bay) and doing those tours taught me a lesson that working hard brings forth good opportunity in life.
In 2016 things became very hard for me, I was going challenges where I had to move from Johannesburg to Nelspruit. Arriving here in Nelspruit was not easy beacause I had to start from the bottom again to build myself up once more. I remember I used to stay in Church for 7 months because I did not have a place to stay around,until someone offered to help me with accomodation where I was staying in his place for free but after 2 months he told me to leave and find another place. I did not have any place to stay since I don’t have relatives or friends around. I decided to go and sleep at Engen Garage in Nelspruit. I slept there for 2 nights but thankfully someone came and offered to help me. It was not easy for me because at the end of the day I must make sure that I am at school and I used to hike.
2017 is when I joined CMDA which really helped me a lot, and build me up when it comes to music and to learn what it means to be a musician, not only that but the programme 2Enable is helping me a lot, is teaching me about history of music and what it takes to be a musician and not only that but to live a life that encourages someone else and to help the community that living in, because at the end of the day is not about me but people that I stay within the community, so 2Enable programme has made it possible for me to be able to have knowledge about music.
I even got a privilege to be part of a band under CMDA that also teaches us how to work with other people if you want to be a musician and to create a relationship within the band.
So far being part of CMDA has taught me lot of things and it is something that I can use in the future.