A new South African artist, Connie Bhebhe has recently released her debut single, Remember. Connie says Remember is a song about loving someone who doesn’t deserve you. This song is about a good girl who gives her all to a “bad-boy” who always finds his way back to the bad girls of his past.
Connie also has multiple other songs recorded and ready to release. We’ve spent time with Connie just know her better.
Who are you and how did you become a artist?
My name is Connie Bhebhe, I’m best known as the owner of the cosmetic company Connie Transform.
I was first introduced to music in school by entering talent shows and although I never won, I focused my attention to writing. I always doubted that music would be lucrative so I shifted my attention to business because I never wanted to be a struggling artist. Now that I am in a good place, I am able to return to music and do it out of passion.
Who is your inspiration or what inspires you the most?
Girls like Stef Lon Don and even Nadia Nakai are inspirational because they carve out their own slice of the pie and bet on themselves.
When I was 23 I went through what I call a spiritual transformation. I came to realize that I can truly do whatever I want. This also made me pickier about what I do want to do with my life. Two things are clear to me, brand development and being a singer, song writer and performer. Knowing that I have the potential to be really good at what I choose to do inspires me to keep going. I also know that my story is an inspiration to other women who are battling the decision between doing what they feel they have to and doing what they truly want to.
What advise can you give to other upcoming talents out there?
Have a side hustle. It takes a while for music to start paying your bills so have a side hustle. Rehearse, your material before you go to the studio so when you get in you’re able to lay down your tracks quickly because studio time is expensive. Also invest in a good camera. Good quality images will get you noticed online and you’ll be able to shoot short films and video content for your growing fan base.
What projects are you currently working on?
My biggest itch to scratch right now is to perform live. I really want to perform more. My most recent gig was Starbucks Sessions which was a day time, coffee vibe and I want to do more similar events so I can share my music.
How can people get in touch with you?
I am on Twitter and Instagram as @connieceo and on Facebook as @connieceomusic. I also post video and music updates on my personal website www.msconnie.com