IBLESSER LOMASKANDI A SUCCESSFUL MUSICIAN- ENTREPRENEUR
Many musicians are happy just creating music and enjoying the lifestyle that being a famous musician provides. However, Sifiso Ngema have interests beyond music, including a passion for entrepreneurship. Sifiso Ngema popular known as Iblesser lomaskandi made a name for himself in the business world, first as a supplier, constructor and repairer. Since achieving success, Sifiso has set up his own music career now as IBLESSER LOMASKANDI. Ngema started both a clothing line (“Blesser, izinja Zempilo”) and his music career. These ventures uniquely fuse maskandi and business culture.
Sifiso Ngema who has been described as a “workaholic” and an “independent person,” also appears on Thokozani Langa’s music video featuring Professor titled “Amabrazo”. He has worked with number of people in maskandi industry and currently working with a group called Ama 50/50.
GLM: How would you describe Iblesser?
Iblesser lomaskandi: I am Sifiso Nkosithandile Ngema, an innovator, highly ambitious go getter.
GLM: Tell us about your debut album?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: Nguwe wedwa obusayo enhliziyweni yam is my first album However, uthando luphelile is one of my favorite singles from my album. Many of the songs on this album are originals. What makes Uthando Luphelile unique is that it takes us back to the former sounds of un-diluted Maskandi.
GLM: Do you write your own songs? If yes do you follow any formula when you write?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: Yes I write my own songs. I think every single song is unique and has its own distinctiveness therefore following a formula would risk the impact of the song.
GLM: Do you still remember the first time you wrote a song and how did you feel?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: I do remember it was exciting. I performed the song with Jaiva Ziminike.
GLM: Do you play any instrument?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: No
GLM: How do you feel about the internet in the music industry?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: It is a great platform for marketing.
GLM: Who is your Icon?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: Phuzushukela,Umfaz’omnyama and Mtshengiseni.
GLM: Who did you work with?
Iblesser Lomaskandi: I have worked with so many people including Jaiva Zimnike,Into Eyibomvu, Mjokojo and Siphesihle Mbuli. The album was recorded at both Amashinga music studios and Gidendlini Music Production, mixed and mastered by Thamsanqa Sibiya , Loftus and Joshua Sibeko.
GLM: Where can people get your music?
Iblesser Lomaskandi : For now my music is available on every digital store, for more information you can contact 079 963 2410.
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