He’s been making waves lately over his new hit single Yim’lo, and undoubtedly he deserves waves on waves. Urban Culxure took time out with the man of the moment T1nda on his latest offering, challenges faced by Christian-Hip Hop artistes and what the future holds for him. This is what the youthful (and in our books coolest) pastor had to say in 5mins…
U.C: Congrats on you new single Yim’lo. Tell us how has the reaction been like so far?
T1nda Thank you so much. The reaction has been amazing people showing mad love, fam it’s amazing.
U.C: Hip Hop has always been considered a secular genre. How do you find it in the Hip Hop game as a pastor?
T1nda: Well, I believe that every genre of music in of itself is neutral, the artist is the one that makes the music sacred or secular.
U.C: Obviously, you are in between a rock and a hard place from both ends how have you managed to change critics’ perceptions of your music?
T1nda: I’ve seen that I must never try to change the perceptions of critic’s coz that’s what they are there for (to critique), I do me they do them.
U.C: Any prospective collaborations with Hip Hop artistes from Bulawayo lined up?
T1nda : Yeah I have a few actually
U.C : Which ones do you see yourself working with?
T1nda : To be honest I’m a big fan of Guluva Se7en so him definitely and also Asaph and Train just to mention a few.
U.C : What’s the inspiration behind Yim’lo?
T1nda: The inspiration came from the critics themselves lol. Like I said they are an important part of my life.
U.C: You are an artiste a pastor and a husband, how does your other half keep up with the demands that come with your busy schedule?
T1nda: She is so supportive and keeps me going and helps me focus on what I need to do. So she is my anchor. (I LOVE YOU BABY)
U.C: Where can people find your new single?
T1nda: At the moment it’s on soundcloud.com and it’s for free.
U.C : Our five minutes is up, thanks for having us, Pastor.
T1nda : Lol Thanks for the interview fam.