YouTube sensation Zeeyah finally drops single….
Zeeyah’s single Sthandwa Sami produced by Jus-Tee has finally dropped to positive reviews.
The single was launched in a grand way on YFM’s Live N ReYired, end of September 2017 session.
“It’s really, so incredible” says Zeeyah. “I know YFM has month-long waiting lists for people wanting to perform, so for them to call me was surreal. It really shows that the hard work I’ve been putting in is being noticed. For over a year, I consistently uploaded new videos of me singing, and I was growing immensely throughout the process. YFM calling me just validated that I was on the right track. The internet and social media have become so powerful and I encourage more youth to use it to capitalise on the opportunities it provides.” she says.
The 20-year-old singer and songwriter says she has always known that she desires to pursue music professionally, but only fully committed to working towards her passion when she was 18.
With the support and encouragement of her mother, Zeeyah started performing and being mentored musically by Jazzworx Studios.
“In my matric year, I received the highest mark in the KZN-Midlands for my music practical exam. After my performance at the prize giving, I remember the adjudicator holding my hands and saying: Never, ever stop singing. No matter what anyone tells you. Never stop! You belong on the stage. I think that’s when it really dawned on me that this is what I really want to do,” she says.
Zeeyah’s music influences include the late Brenda Fassie and Michael Jackson as she says that’s the music she grew up listening to in her home. Having honed her singing skills with choral music as a member of the Jacaranda Children’s Choir, KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir and the Wits University Choir, Zeeyah says choral music also taught her a lot about discipline.
Sthandwa Sami is available for free download and has been playlisted on youth and urban radio stations.
For interviews and media related queries:
Nobayeni Media (PTY) Ltd
078 094 3090
Zeeyah’s Social Media:
YouTube: Official Zeeyah