Idols SA 2019 runner-up ‘Sneziey’ is swiftly claiming her place within the South African gospel music scene. Following the release of her album titled ‘Izulu’ in November 2020, Sneziey releases yet another hit, with same name as her album ‘Izulu’. Her album shot straight to number one on its day of release and the actual single ‘Izulu’ has already garnered over 232 350 views over it’s very first weekend since release. ‘Izulu’ pays homage to traditional gospel music and is set to soon become
one of the biggest gospel songs on radio. Sneziey has received massive support from stations such as Umhlobo Wenene, Ligwalagwala, Kaya Fm, Power Fm, Tru Fm and other radio stations across the country in its first week of release.
Sneziey mentions that her inspiration behind the song is God’s love and protection over her life, “It’s been amazing, and writing the song was just me looking back at how much of an overprotective parent God is over me”. She continues, “God’s blessings are for me despite my mistakes and sometimes how unworthy I might be, and I can
never comprehend and understand who I really am in Christ and in his eyes”. The message that Sneziey wants to share in the song ‘Izulu’ is that you must never give up on God; he sees and cares about you even in situations when you feel that he is silent, yet he is preparing you for a time where you’ll actually ask yourself “kanti bengingubani ngithandwa kangaka”. This is truly the beginning of an incredible journey for Sneziey with ‘Izulu’.
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Dannywired had a chat with Sneziey about her musical journey and her latest single and this is what she had to say:
Where did your journey?
I don’t have a specific time where I can pin point where my journey begun. I’ve always known that I could sing, I had my first gig at 7 years – it was at my pastors wedding but I didn’t music so much because my gran didn’t want me to sing. The stories goes as follows, apparently my mom was a singer but back at the ranch she left home saying she is going to sing which turned out to be a lie as he was going to hang with my father and she fell pregnant when he was 15 so my gran didn’t want me to sing being afraid that i would follow in my mothers footsteps
Currently releasing music has become accessible to the greater public through various digital platforms, why did you decided to take the musical competition route instead of taking the plunge and putting yourself out there?
Honestly speaking, i’ve always been scared of Idols cause i have never regarded myself as an idol then my grandmother pushed me into entering Idols with the notion of trying my luck and indeed i managed to get into the competition. My initial plans were different from how m career took a turn, i thought i was still going to be a backing vocalist then later in life i would record but gods timing was different.
What emotions went through your mind body of soul when you released your first single?
The recording process was a strain i won’t lie because i had contracted the coronavirus weeks before the recording so i wasn’t well but God pulled through!
Tell us about your latest single Izulu.
Inspiration behind- God’s love and protection over my life had been nothing but Amazing and writing the song was just me looking back at how much of an over protective parent god is over me.
Meaning- God’s blessings are for me despite my mistakes and sometimes how unworthy I might be and I can never comprehend and understand who I’m really am in Christ/in his eyes.
Message- Never give up on God he sees and cares about you even in situations when you feel he is silent he’s preparing you for a time where you’ll actually ask yourself “kanti bengingubani ngithandwa kangaka”