It's always wonderful to watch a person transform their lives and live out their dreams the way that SA Idols winner, Musa Sukwene did. A few years ago, Musa attanded the Tribute to SA Heroes concert in Mamelodi, Pretoria as a spectator. Tomorrow the 27-year-old will get a chance to taste the thrill of being cheered by hundreds of music lovers as a performer.
We doubt that even he would have expected to be performing at the Jazz concert this soon in his life, such has been his rise to fame in the last 12 months. What's even more exciting is that Musa does not seem to be intimidated by the solid lineup of performers or the atmosphere of the occasion- instead, he's relishing the opportunity to perform in front of an audience he knows very well.
"I'm really excited to be included in a line-up full of talented and famous South African legends. I used to go to the festival with my brother and I know the atmosphere."
He adds: "I am looking forward to the performance and I think I'm prepared for this gig. I will give it my all."
The concert will be celebrating it's 17th instalment and this year's concert will see Sukwene perform alongside South African musical goliaths like Yvonne Chaka, Jonas Gwangwa, Thomas Chauke, Letta Mbulu, Johnny Clegg, Bhudaza, Mafikizolo, Zonke, Lira and Mi Casa.
The only thing better than meeting your heroes is probably performing with your heroes, and Musa will be getting the chance to live out this dream at the concert. Those with good memories will remember that Musa sang a Ringo Madlingozi song as his Idols audition track; a few months later and the singer will get the chance to perform with his idol (no pun intended!)
On Sunday, he will share the stage with his hero Madlingozi. "I have performed with him before. We did a Valentine's gig together. Ringo knows that I appreciate his music because my brother plays drums for him."
Credit Image.Facebook.Musa Sukwene