The Soil’s Ntsika Ngxanga goes solo

2018-09-10 15:59
 
Ntsika Ngxanga. (Photo: Ntsika Instagram)

Johannesburg - Ntsika Ngxanga of acappella group The Soil is taking a break from the group to pursue a solo career.

Meanwhile, the band says they’ve decided to take a temporary break and release a full album next year.

“We will be releasing a single titled Korobela on 28 September and we will work on our personal projects until we are ready to drop our full album in 2019.” 

Ntsika says the decision to go solo came after recurring dreams of his late grandfather, Tat'omkhulu Mayiza.

“I kept getting dreams from June last year until December where I was alone with my grandfather. In the dream I would hear songs playing in the background.”

Ntsika would remember the songs and write them down. “In December I had a total of 12 songs that I had recorded because of my dreams.”

The 30-year-old says he took this as a sign that he needed to pursue his solo music and will be releasing his debut single, Awundiva, featuring Vusi Nova on Friday. “Even this single was given to me. I was at a rehearsal when I just started singing it to myself in an empty hall with my eyes closed,” he says. 

When he opened his eyes the room was full of people who were in awe. “I couldn’t believe the song had come from nowhere,” Ntsika says.

He adds that the track was inspired by his wife of five years, Chumasande Ngxanga. “My wife is calm under any situation. Sometimes when I tell her I love her she doesn’t give me the excitement I need at the time and I would have to explain to her how much I love her,” the singer says.

Ntsika says Awundiva (Can you not hear me?) is to emphasise to his wife just how much he loves her. Nervous about how people will receive his music, Ntsika says he’ll give it his all.

“Working in a group you have two people to back you when the creativity runs out, now I’ll be all alone. I rely on myself to make it work and keep the creativity going.” 

Ntsika’s solo project will be released under his record company Nomadic Tribe. “It’s time I prove to myself I can do this on my own,” he says.



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