Interview With QHOSHANGOKWENZAKWAKHE
Qhosha is a young resonant artist who is eccentric in the music industry but is already making waves with his melodius voice. He is not only CHARMING, but is talented in every way.He brings a new tune which blends maskandi and Umbhaqanga genres.
GLM : Who is QHOSHA?
QHOSHA : I am Nkosinathi Siyabonga Sibisi, a singer, songwriter and performer.
GLM : Why did you choose Maskandi?
QHOSHA : I was born and bred in KZN therefore I have a profound history in this genre and have been influenced by various Maskandi artists throughout my life.
GLM : Tell us about your song titled “Amavukane” and the message behind it
QHOSHA : I think artists lack originality they all imitate certain people in the industry. That is how this song “Amavukane” came about.
GLM : Do you see future in Maskandi genre?
QHOSHA : A bright one, this genre is growing fast and recognized worldwide, especially that for the first time in the history we were able to take the song of the year.
GLM : What are some of the challenges you faced before you made it into the industry?
QHOSHA : Obviously lack of funds would be the main challenge but I decided to take a different route. I accumulated the amount of money I needed to go to studio and started recording my first album in 2013, and later registered my own publishing company under my nick name 3Tin, and I have been releasing annually.
GLM : Are you married and why is the family important at this time of the year?
QHOSHA : I am not yet married, a single father of 11 years old handsome boy Siphiwosakhe. Family is very much important during festive because throughout the year we travelling, working now everyone is home.
GLM : What advice can you give to your fans in this festive season?
QHOSHA : Don’t spend on useless things you do not need, use money wisely and be prepared for January. Do not drink and drive.
GLM : what is your take on using social media?
QHOSHA : Business wise it is helpfully, we are able to promote our products and meet relevant clientele without spending money in advertising. But on personal things it exposes other people’s privacy.
GLM : What are your future plans?
QHOSHA : I believe in God’s planning for me therefore I have no future plans except wishes. I see myself running a big recording company, married with at least 2/3kids.
GLM : If you had to ask God one thing what would it be?
QHOSHA : WISDOM
By: Khanyisile Mseleni