It’s taken seven years, but Mthandazo Gayta has found his sound and now he’s made his way into the spotlight.
His hit single, Senzeni which he dropped four months ago, has gone platinum with 1.3 million views on YouTube and it has opened many doors for him.
The singer-songwriter knew that the song would be big because it talks about something that most people can relate to but he never expected it to receive platinum status so quickly.
“I believe much in myself and my work. But I didn’t think people would welcome it the way they did. I’m still overwhelmed.”
Mthandazo has dropped his second single Abafana which is also a huge success.
Five days after the release it was already sitting on 4,900 streams and topping many music charts.
The star, born and raised in Weiler Farm, Elandsfontein, Gauteng said his efforts are not only about giving people something to dance to but also to spread awareness on issues communities face every day.
Mthandazo’s music journey started in primary school where he was in the school choir.
In 2014, he dropped singles like Ezimnandi, Nawe and ABC but they didn’t make the cut.
He released his first EP, UMonde last month.