Masikane kick started his music career gloriously by winning the Satma for his SiSwati traditional music album in 2007.
He said his debut album called Music Ye Africa volume one was welcomed by his fans across the country as well as other African countries like Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi and other nations. The album earned him an award.
Real name Sifiso Mkhonza from Tonga in Mpumalanga province, Masikane said he wanted to compose music dedicated to Africans and also embrace his SiSwati culture through the same music.
He said his music journey continues with his newly released single called Mntfwana gogo from his upcoming Music Ye Africa volume three album. “It was the most overwhelming experience when I won the Satma for my first album. I couldn’t ask for more.
“I was motivated and promised my fans to give them great music with mature traditional sounds to be proud of,” he said.
The Afro pop and jazz artist said his passion for music started when he was 12 years old as a herd boy.
“I became a traditional music fanatic when I was 17 years. I always wondered what kind of audience would listen to my traditional music. Back then, I would sit by the river bank and sing with my friends while we look after the herd of cattle,” he said.
Masikane said he launched his professional singing career in 2006 and has never looked back. “Many people relates to my music and they love it.
“I have been performing around the country and in Swaziland in promoting the new single from my upcoming album. People love and relate to the album,” he said.
He released his first album called Music Ye Africa volume one in 2007 and his second album Music Ye Africa volume two in 2017.
He is currently finishing up with his third album volume three to be released that will be keeping everyone warm this winter.
The title of the album is called “Music ye Africa volume 3 with hit song Mntfwana gogo.
People can be sure to get a fresh and African inspired jazzy feel that will keep people dancing.
PHOTO CAPTION: Masikane kick started his music career gloriously by winning the Satma for his SiSwati traditional music album in 2007.