Multi-talented South African artist, Vuyo Manyike who goes by the stage name Vuio plans on taking over the hip hop industry in 2019.
According to his team, Vuyo is about to introduce a unique rap sub-genre called The Village.
Just like many great world artists, Vuio’s passion for music was ignited in church when he was just a child as his father was also a muso, so music is deep-rooted in his bloodstream.
Even his journey in the commercial space as a rapper is reasonably new. Vuio is well known behind the scenes in the music industry as a renowned bass guitarist as well as a producer. He has also worked with the likes of Joyous Celebration, Simphiwe Dana, Solly Mahlangu, Sjava, Amanda Black as well as Zahara.
For many years, Vuio has been dreaming of releasing his very own project as a rapper, and the year 2019 will see him finally achieve this goal by releasing a full-length rap album titled The Village later in the year.
The Village is an African infused sound; it is music that you hear in the villages as a lot of chants influences it. It is music that has a lot of harmonies, “the village for me is the chanting, music without proper instrumentation, music that is raw but I mix it with trap music, I rap in English and Shangaan” Says Vuio.
“My thing is, I wanna make Shangaan cool, I feel like The Village is the next place whereby we as South Africans need to go musically, we as Africans have to have a sound of our own,” said Vuio in a statement.
The first single that he just released from The Village album is a catchy song called ‘Nwana Mhani’, in his pursuit to make the Shangaan language fresh.
Vuio doesn’t necessarily identify as a rapper even though his project is a hundred percent hip hop, he sees himself more as an artist because he wants to make good music for the people.
Nwana Mhani by Vuio is available on all digital music platforms. Main Image Credit: Supplied