Johannesburg, Thursday, 21 October 2021 – Queer Activist and Afro-Pop Star on the rise, Bonga Kwana, reveals her next single Sivulele for wedding season and a celebration of Queer Love.
Bonga Kwana is a fierce and fresh artist who weaves nostalgia, tradition and queer culture into one beautiful expression though her artfully poetic lyrics and standout soulful vocals.
The release of Sivulele begins the pre-add for her debut EP – New Faces to Old Problems coming out on all digital platforms on 5 November 2021.
Derived from a traditional African wedding song, Sivulele is a song that almost all South African black people have sung along to in wedding celebrations. The musical inspiration and references came from Brenda Fassie’s Vulindlela and evokes a similar nostalgia with a futuristic twist evident in its modern production touch.
Sivulele takes the concept of ilobola and traditional heterosexual marriage and turns it around. Celebrating pride month and wedding season. Sivulele also means “let us be” in this context, celebrating legalisation of gay marriage, freedom of expression and to love.
“When people see me, I want them to know that even though the odds are stacked against you by virtue of being a black woman and queer, you can do this, and you can make sure that people respect you along the way,” shares Bonga Kwana.
Co-written with Ntsika from the Soil and produced by Mdoovar (Mdudzi Memela), you can now stream or download Bonga Kwana’s Sivulele here: https://Platoon.lnk.to/sivulele
One of three South African semi-finalists on The Mic: Africa, debuting this November, Bonga Kwana’s career has only just begun, but this Cape-Town based singer-songwriter has come in with a bang. Her previously released Single Ndifuna Wena ft Ntsika, her debut single, held the #1 position on 5FM’s Pop Charts for three consecutive weeks and continues to grow. Bonga Kwana also recently released the hauntingly beautiful Lullaby Suwara Mama as part of artist services company Platoon’s African Lullaby compilation among fellow contributors Msaki, TRESOR, Ami Faku, Manana, Aymos and more.
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