Bucie's Rebirth

A final lap for the local icon

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | Bucie Nkomo 

Bucie burst onto the local music scene in 2007. Her unique vocals have been setting dance floors across the country alight for over a decade with hit singles such as Ngicelindoda, Get Over it, and Rejoice. A reworked version of the continental hit she cowrote with Black Coffee was even on Drake's platinum selling album More Life!

Four albums later and a decade in the industry Busisiwe Nqwiliso, now Nkomo, decided to release her final album titled Rebirth. The multi award winning singer and songwriter has worked with different producers on this album and features artists such as Nigeria's Yemi Alade and Zimbabwe's Mr Kamera.
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The songstress devastated fans when she revealed that ‘Rebirth’ would be her last album, adding that she wants to spend more time with her family, away from the public eye. Speaking to local media last year, though, the songstress did admit that she had grown to hate being in the public eye.

“I grew up wanting to be famous,” she said. “I think what I wanted was to be famous and everyone to know me. All I wanted was to be famous then. Now it is different. Now I want nothing to do with fame. I just want to sing and have no one know the face behind the voice. It is so exhausting.”
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This album is bittersweet for fans but a huge milestone for Bucie. This album is her first project from under her own label. In a time where the conversation around ownership and label contracts is reaching fever pitch, seeing one of our biggest vocalists decide to take the independent route is so important.

The album dropped last November but the artist's still making sure she gives her fans her all for her last album promo run. Plus I mean as an independent artist these days, you can never perform too much. This past Friday, the promo train pulled in to Taboo in Sandton for her official album launch. The night saw her friends and fellow artists come out  while Kwesta, Mobi Dixon, Mpumi and more joined her on stage.
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What does the future hold for Bucie? Well on a recent eNCA interview, the now business-focused artist shared her plans to sign more female artists. Having succeeded in a male dominated industry herself, she feels now is the time to pay it forward and mentor as many young people as she can. "I wish I had someone to teach me the things that I now am able to teach them." shared Bucie.

Read more about Bucie's battle with the spotlight here

Main image credit: @bucie_nkomo instagram