Johannesburg 14 April 2020 – Singer songwriter born Aubrey Boikanyo stage name Ma-O who hails from Rustenburg (Phokeng) is determined to change the game of music. Ma-O who is a new kid on the block has dabbled in various genres but has finally find himself within the afro-soul genre.
Ma-O who jokingly says that his first love is the stage has worked with the likes of Hypnosis, KB Molopyane, JustinTime, Casmo, McKenzie and has performed in Swaziland, Botswana including some big events in South Africa on the stages of Metro FM Heatwave, Rusty Summer Fiesta, Elite Riders but to name a few.
We had a telephonic interview with the man from rusty-dusty and this is what he had to say.
How are you keeping busy during this lock-down?
Well I exercise a lot (I have to maintain the fitness you know). Since i’m always up and going I don’t have the luxury to get in my feelings so i’m using this time wisely and i’m writing new music. Lastly, luckily I’m getting more time with my piano so I’m perfecting my playing.
What have you learned about yourself in this difficult time?
What I have learned about myself in this difficult time is that i’m actually a family orientated person. Before the lock-down I couldn’t spend time with family due to hustling but now that i’m given all this time I can say I love it here.. Apart from the fact that i’m not working as an essential worker i’ve taken note that when i have the time to work on my craft i put all my energy into my craft.
What top 10 songs are you currently listening to?
1.Ma-O – Sentebale
2.Lection – Ngaye
3.BlaqDiamond – Love Letter
4.Justin Time Ft Brown- Walk on Water
5.Ma-O – Mashonisa
6.Cassper – Good For that
7.Elaine – You’re the One..
8.Melusi – Nontsikelelo
9.Linda – Manginawe
10.Zolile – Provider