Sneziey Msomi Releases Her Debut Album

She is claiming her spot!

By  | Nov 27, 2020, 09:27 AM  | Sneziey  | Top of The

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Former SA Idols contestant Sneziey Msomi, has finally released her highly anticipated debut album following her smash hit Ungubaba, which is an urban gospel song of praise, that speaks about God’s love and mercy to his children

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The 12-track gospel debut album titled “Izulu” which is the translated meaning of “heaven ”in Zulu was released today.

Sneziey describes the journey of her debut album as amazing and says
that God honored her and her songwriting process in a tremendous way
as she would wake up with a full song in her mind whenever she started to

ZAlebs recently spoke to the artist who has weathered various storms in her music career, to find out about what inspired her album and what can we expect from her in 2020/21.

“The inspiration behind my album IZULU is just grace and Unkulu being Unkulu in my life, I would like my album to remind my supporters that no situation should change the way we praise God and no situation will change the role
God plays in our lives and how much he loves us” says Sneziey.
Sneziey says her style of singing in the album's title song will leave many in awe and says it will be a surprise to her fans.

"I'm very excited it is more of a surprise to the people. I know for a fact that people will not expect this from me. The type of music the title of the song is. It is different from my other songs Kungumusa and Ungubaba but, I'm really excited at the same time I'm still feeling anxious," she explains.

She says the other songs she has released before delved deeper into Sne and defining her type of singing, but this track is a typical traditional gospel song. Sneziey collaborated with various artists in her album from the likes of Futhi Nhlapho, Dumi Mkostad, Johnny Vilakazi, and Siyanqoba Mthethwa.

Many songwriters sometimes struggle with the song-writing
process but, Sneziey says her writing journey was Godly driven.

"I would be lying if I were to say that the writing process was very hard, you see when you have a lot of faith in God the only thing you pray for is that God gives me a way to express everything that is in my heart and It was God answering my prayer and giving me different melodies that are filled in my heart that I would just put words that are in my heart and create a song," she says.

Speaking on how she started working on her song Izulu she says,

 "I was sitting with Siyanqoba and we were just talking because we had just started working in an incomplete song we only recorded two lines and I was telling about God's grace in my life because it doesn't matter whether the world approves you but the fact that the universe has approved you and iI was asking my self why God chose me and boom there was a line."
Asked what her favorite song in the album is she said It's Yes To Your Will because she has passed through major storms in life, and she was drawing herself closer to the song. The musician says she is proud of her because she wrote all the songs in her debut album.

The vivacious musician says working with multi-award winning male musician Dumi Mkostad was fantastic. 

"Dumi is my brother, so to have him in my journey growing up in front of him as a normal girl going to his studio to do Andile's session. To being his backing vocalist, to someone we created music together. It was a beautiful journey to have him right next to me grooming me with a lot of things and having to have him in my album is one of the most exciting things to ever happen," she states.

She says having Siyabonga Mthethwa work with her in composing the album, has been a dream come true because she used to look up to him. Sneziey says composing her album in lockdown was not a challenge at all.

"For me, lockdown was a time where I was productive, and having to work with Siyanqoba our working relationship was very smooth," she adds.

Sneziey gets her inspiration from her amazing grandmother who has supported her every step of the way in her career. The singer no stranger to the music industry from being a backing vocalist to now being a full-time artist with her own projects.

In 2019 she took a leap of faith and entered Idols SA where she was the second runner up. From that time her career has been taking greater heights. She says her grandmother is very proud of her.

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