On The Path To Doing Great Things ( Sicelo Ntshangase ).
Sicelo Ntshangase a 26year old from Mpumalanga Delmas. He is a fan of hard work and determination. “Over the passed months, I’ve learnt it takes you to Believe in yourself ,to focus more on things you can do rather on things you cant do.” Says Sicelo
His passion for music started at an early age that he cant even remember. He grew up singing at church thats when he realized that his voice is beyond. “my talent cannot go to waste by that time i was 8years old .when i got to primary school i joined school choir as a lead singer” Said the Singer.
He has worked with the likes of the great Kelly khumalo on the talent show CLASH OF THE CHOIRS Season 3 2016 representing Gauteng which was broadcast on mzansi magic channel 331 Dstv , Collen Maluki and yvonne May DVD as a tenor singer and also Monde msutwana (top3 idols season8)
“A calling is a calling i could have chosen to ignore my passion, But i accept whatever God and universe allows, and music is in the depths of my heart. ” Says the 26 year old
“Im an IT technical support graduate and i also worked at department of Social development as IT NISIS cor-ordinator for 4years. And then i felt it wasn’t what i wanted to do, not me. Music was me and needed my entire attention thats how deep it is.” Says Ntshangase
HE SAYS he is thankful for the rejection he got from SA IDOLS auditions season13 “if i got a YES i wouldn’t have grabbed such an opportunity because same day they went for theatre week it was LION KING 1st audition LESSON I’ve learnt from that is “Never think that delays are God’s denials ”
We asked him about the challenges he faced in the industy , ” The challenges i faced is when i did a live DvD of this “unknown artist” as a tenor backup singer who refused to pay money we agreed on before doing the work and i was also facing challenges when im organizing my events i used to do every month back at my home town “sundaySoul Session” doing jazz,afroSoul and RNB covers, i was facing challenges because its always not easy to manage everything your own as an artist.. from the band,venue and technical things”
He grew up listening to Ringo Madlingozi.. “he made me love afro Soul Music with his soaring voice and his rhythm with a jazzy tint. And he mostly sings about healing…LOVE, PATIENCE ,KINDNESS and FORGIVENESS thats why he inspire me so much” Says the IT GRADUATE.
Ntshangase his Currently in Madrid Spain Working with The Lion King. “Im currently working for the biggest theatre production in the world which is Lion King as an High antelope singer based in (Madrid SPAIN) Being part of Lion King has always been my dream. I have been wishing to work in theatre production because theres alot of growth in theatre ,its not only about singing, You also do ACTING and PERFORMING , so by the grace of the Lord i was selected amongst thousands of people who were auditioning to go represent South Africa abroad.. i love theatre tremendously”. SAYS THE MPUMALANGA BORN STAR.
The musician says young artist should Follow their passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice and above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.
” im planning to drop my first ulbum as an afro Soul artist in the next coming years.. i have already recorded Samples of my own compositions and im still looking for a recording deal. Said Sicelo.
You can follow him on social Media:
Facebook @”Sicelo Timz”
instagram @”Sicelo Timz”
By: Busi Thabi