The 26-year-old adds “Idols has taught me how to keep my human nature intact. I have carried that with me. I have learnt to dress differently.”
Reflecting on his emotional state when he won the competition last week he says: “I was very anxious. It is just that my physical body doesn’t allow me to express anything else.”
He explains his choice for sticking to singing traditional music and what he was comfortable with during the competition.
“I was given the option to do more pop. But I believe in understanding your voice and staying true to the person you are. And that is what I did. I went for music that related with South Africa more. And it suited my voice. I knew that if I did something I’m comfortable with, the people would be more comfortable too.”
As for his first album, Sukwene says it is going to have a little bit of everything: “from soul to R&B to pop and a bit of traditional.”
He adds to IOL Tonight “As I have come out of the competition, I want to keep the record streak I have held. I want to work with different producers and writers to give the album a rainbow feel.”