All evidence in the public domain points towards a brewing romance but socialite Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung and musician Vusi Nova insist they are not romantically involved.
The two have treated each other to holiday destinations in a private jet with bubbly flowing, they’ve had fun in the sun on a yacht in Cape Town and have taken videos of themselves being touchy-feely in an infinity pool at an exclusive resort.
Seeing the pics, the videos and the mannerisms between the two, speculation on social media went crazy.
But in an exclusive interview with Scrolla.Africa, Vusi Nova said besides their friendship, he and Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung have always influenced each other musically.
‘’Whenever I am with Somizi, we are always singing,” said Vusi Nova (real name Vusimuzi Nongxa).
“His views and opinions also influenced how I produced some of my songs.”
He said they have recently revisited an idea they had for a music project some time ago.
“I guess the amount of free time the lockdown afforded us revived the project,” he said.
“What people are seeing now has been in the works for many years.’’
An emotional Vusi Nova went on to reveal how a shared loss led to him and Somizi producing their single Ntandane.
‘’Somizi and I spent a lot of time together just after he lost his mother,” he said.
“I guess one of the productive things that came out of that grieving process for him and my time reflecting on losing my mother somehow led us to actually doing a once-off project.”
He said Ntandane (which means the one without a mother) is a cover version of Busi Mhlongo’s song.
Though Vusi Nova and Somizi are often seen being friendly together, Vusi still refuses to confirm or deny rumours about a romantic relationship. He also refused to comment about his reported relationship with a 28-year woman from Rosebank.
‘’It is really sad that some people and media houses have decided to take it upon themselves to portray my sexuality and romantic relationships in any way they like,” he said.
“It’s a shame that some people don’t see anything wrong in asking provocative and insensitive questions. I choose not to answer such questions.’’
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