Compassion in song

Noko Mashilo

With his Afro pop-house hit single, Hamba Kahle, Mbongeni “Moh” Mavuso gives comfort to those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19. 

“We are grieving but the most common practice is singing. Hamba Kahle has the ability to touch broken souls,” he said. 

Moh is a professional nurse at Phoenix Clinics in the Ethekwini Municipality and has lost a number of colleagues to Covid-19. The track pays tribute to those who died of Covid-related complications. 

“It has been a heartbreaking sight to see our loved ones dying from this invisible enemy. 

“I decided to compose a song that would comfort anyone who has lost a relative, a friend or a person they knew. The track lyrics also teaches people how to stay safe,” he said.

The former X Factor SA 2014 second runner-up has been nursing people through the crisis,  many suffering from Covid-19. 

“It is the most fulfilling thing to heal broken souls and stitch-up broken bodies.

“I love both my talents that allow me to be a singer and a nurse. It makes life worth living,” said Moh.

“Covid is real and people can connect to my song. There is a part that says Ngizakukhumbula, that will comfort them,” he said. 

“It also reminds me of the late Busi Mhlongo who inspired my singing career.”

Moh is working on a love song called Sweet Lolly scheduled for release next month.

He said the song will give hope to those who are still waiting for their soul mates. 

“It is also for those who have loved ones and want to revive their love,” said Moh.

“Music is a continuation of my calling as a nurse. Counselling is part of my job and when I sing I pass on a message of hope and healing.”

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