This week Urban Culxure takes a visit to Vereeniging, south side of Johannesburg to talk to sensational upcoming R’n’B and pop artist Langa Govuzela.
Lets jump right in!
5star: In short who is Langa?
Langa: Langa is a guy who loves expressing life through music.
5star: How and when did your music career start?
Langa: It started at an early age, my parents grew up in the church and they were musically involved so it really runs in the family.
5star: That is awesome, what genre does your music fall into?
Langa: Pop and R’n’B
5star: How many tracks have you recorded to date?
Langa: I have done 7 tracks. I worked with Xoly Devine, Mosta Kidd and Trap Queen. I have four solo tracks. I have also worked with artistes like Lawrie_K, MeekieLia, Corner Stone and Jaysteez on their tracks. I used to be in a live band called Venom Eclipse.
5star: How do you feel South Africans are accepting your music?
Langa: The response from ekasi, where I live is very good, the people says its relate-able. I am trying to get on radio now.
5star: The music industry is quite competitive how have you been able to keep up with all the competition?
Langa: Meeting the right people makes me push more and I learn a lot from them. I also try to make sure my music stays unique. Life without competition wouldn’t be fun at all.
5star: Life without competition wont be fun at all!!! Very profound words. Which artist inspires you to make good music?
Langa: Zwayi Bala, Zama Jobe and Zola7 in South Africa, Internationally, it would have to be Alicia Keys and Usher.
5star: What challenges have you faced during your stint in the music industry ?
Langa: Challenges! Before I started my own music production, I used to record my songs with other studios, I had to pay for every song I made. I was sabotaged many times. When it was time to get my song I would get a lot of excuses. Getting gigs that don’t pay is another challenge.
5star: Which artist would you love to do a collaboration with?
Langa: Zonke, I love her voice!
5star: What are your words of encouragement to upcoming artists out there?
Langa: Keep doing what you love for love, don’t chase money let it come to you.
5star: True, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years as far as your career is concerned?
Langa: 5 years from now I will make sure the dream I have lives with those who love music.
5star: thank you Langa for your time and we wish you all the best in your musical journey.
There you have it folks, thank you Vereeniging!!!