She’s new to the scene and you might have heard her vocals on your radio on hit singles like Mlindo the Vocalist’s Nge Thanda Wena, Scorpion Kings’s We’Mama, MFR Souls’s Love You Tonight and Samthing Soweto’s Akulaleki. We caught up with the vocalist ahead of her EP titled, Blossom, which is dropping this month. 

Where are you from? 

I’m originally from Zimbabwe and was born in a small town called Mutare. It’s a very beautiful, lush green and mountainous area. I lived there most of my life but I moved around and lived in various places around southern Africa. 

Describe your sound? 

It’s an urban sound – a mixture of Afrobeats, Pop and House. But Afropop is more predominate, because for me it’s like the beat of our continent and to me, it represents who we are. 

If I wasn’t singing, I would be… 

Funny thing is I was supposed to be a nurse, but things switched up for me. [Chuckles] My parents really wanted me to go to school and didn’t see the music thing as a career. I had to be rebellious and stick to what I believed in. 

I can’t leave the house without? 

Money, you can’t move around without it. I’m an introvert so I’m not big on social media so I could leave the house without my phone. 

My biggest fear is… 

Creepy crawlies. I literally freak out when I see spiders or bugs. 

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