Monday, May 18, 2015

Nhlanhla, who is ready to invade Mzansi's entertainment scene, chats to Refilwe Thobega

If his Twitter bio is anything to go by, then this is one busy man. It reads: TV producer, disk jockey, technology and gadget reviewer and music producer.

Nhlanhla Sibande (24) from Diepkloof, Soweto says 2015 is definitely his year to soar. “I have been working underground for so long, so this is my time to come out,” he said.

Nhlanhla’s busy schedule includes regularly DJing at Liquid Chefs in Rosebank. When he spoke to me, he was heading to Pietermaritzburg to play at Sprytz. The man of many talents, who looks up to Lulo CafĂ©, said he had a lot on his plate. “I was on CliffCentral about three weeks ago doing a technology and gadget review on Arye Kellman’s radio show. I have also worked on and off screen,” he added. 

Last year he appeared on Vuzu’s Real Jozi A listers. He did a coke advert in 2012. TV productions he has worked on include SA’s Got Talent Season Five, where he worked as a camera assistant, focus puller and sound boom swinger.

“I was also part of the team that worked on Khuli Chana’s Hazardous Moves music video, directed Thabang Moleya,” he said.

Asked what he was currently working on, he said: “I am working on what I think is going to be one of Mzansi’s biggest tracks in 2015. I have created the beats and Sammy Sosa of Channel O and Metro FM will do the vocals.” Nhlanhla even has the song on his smartphone. He allowed me to listen to it and it turned out he was not just blowing his own horn. The raw song did sound good.

“My dream is to have the song played in 90% of Mzansi’s radio stations that play house music. I have also been working on a project with Bricks.” He says when it comes to music, his motto is: Classic over hit.

For Nhleks, as he is affectionately known, the sky is not the limit – there is no limit. 
“I think I am multi-talented as far as the entertainment industry is concerned. This is what I was made for. I have to use one platform to show what I’ve got and that will create a platform for my other skills and projects to come to the fore. 
I know I’m going to succeed because of my faith in God and the support that I’m getting from my mom, girlfriend and my team,” he said. 

This article was also published on Daily Sun's entertainment section, Sun Buzz. 


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