EXCLUSIVE: Buhlebendalo Mda Gives Insight Into Her Upcoming Album

Buhle's on a new path as she paves out her journey as a solo artist

By  | Apr 27, 2020, 01:54 PM  | Buhle Mda   | Top of The

Musician Buhlebendalo Mda is getting ready to release her solo debut album and has already given fans a taste of what to expect with the release of a new single from the album.

The single Ntab’ezimnyama will feature on the highly anticipated solo album called Chosi.

Buhle last year announced that she would be pursuing a solo career after being part of The Soil for 15 years. The solo career move, however, does not mean this is the end of Buhle's journey with the successful acapella group.

ZAlebs recently caught up with the Buhle to find out how her solo career journey is going and the making of that debut album.
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Buhle says so far in her journey as a solo artist she has learned that "an artist's evolution depends on self". The singer explains, "I'm work in progress and I need to make sure I always reinvent myself and never stop exploring, not just with music, but with ART."

Her single Ntab'ezimnyama is already a favourite amongst fans since it's release this April. The singer says the song was inspired "by a day in the life of a woman in South Africa, Africa, and the World," she also says that this goes for most of the songs on the album.

Buhle's album Chosi will be her first offering outside of The Soil and she admits the creative process of making the album "was long".

"Challenging to the spirit, and most parts fun. I never thought I had it in me. It's a beautiful discovery of self," says the singer.

Buhle says her fans will get to hear "forgotten rhythms of the one that came before us". This means fans can definitely expect to be taken on a journey when they hear the album.
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The singer says that she would also like to spread her collaborations outside of Mzansi and there's a lot of artists she would like to work with but at the top of her list is Ghanaian singer and songwriter Jojo Abot who is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

Whilst talking to Buhle we had to ask her about her experience of being on popular dating show Date My Family.

Buhle was on Date My Family as part of one of the contestant's families, Buhle explains that she "loved every minute" of being on the show.

"I love being on TV, especially if it's not just for singing," says Buhle.
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Before we ended our chat with Buhle we had to ask her how is the lockdown treating her, but the good sis seems to be handling it all well.

"It feels like Intwaso all over again. I appreciate the time the Universe has given us to introspect and go back to our roots. The world needed this spiritual pause to reboot. I love it,"

A spiritual pause for a reboot some might not agree as many are ready to be back on the streets, living life as normal.

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