close
MusicUnseen Talents

The Close-Up With Xhosa Rapper Lolo Vandal

Lolo Vandal

Rising talented Hip Hop freshman from the dusty streets of King William’s Town, Lolo Vandal, is back with new album title “Siyacela.” Lolo Vandal, whose real name is Zuxole Ngetu, is a young, conscious and focused artist, whose music is exciting and breath taking. He delivers fruitful and provoking lyrics in his home language “IsiXhosa”. He is a musician that uses the powerful voice given to him by God as his own instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.

When he was 13 years old, he entered the booth and recorded his first classic. “I spent formative years soaking up all classics from any artist back then. I am from a musical family, I also explored my sister’s collection of Gospel artist’s. One day I heard Eminem & Pitch Black Afro and fell in love with their music. Few weeks later I decided to write my own songs using my home language. Since we lacked resources myself and Poster (my former group mate) used Dr Dre’s instrumental (The Message). After releasing that song, sharing it via Bluetooth people showed love and that was the start of it till today.” – Vandal said.

Vandal just finished working on his album titled “Siyacela” which is set to release on the 27th of April 2017. Two singles taken from the album are already out with visuals. Incwadi is an introduction song of the album “Siyacela”, a song designed for all dream chasers and believers out there. This song motivates and shares relevant information about the industry. Kudala is a tribute to South African music legends that is Kwaito influenced and is a song that takes down people’s music memory lane.

The rapper believes that Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and many more are most influential internationally. Here in South Africa he is inspired by Trevor Noah, AKA, Zola 7, Cassper Nyovest, Bonang Matheba, and Dj Sbu just to mention a few.

Watch Lolo Vandal – Kudala (Official Music Video) here:

I am in my own lane I compete with no one but myself, and improving my craft everyday.” – Vandal

When asked about where he will be after 20 years, the Xhosa rapper said he believes that he will be the most respected, successful and happy billionaire with happy friends and family. His message to unearthing artists or someone interested in becoming an artist is – “be yourself, remember where you come from and never underestimate the power in you. Show love and respect all the time, anything is possible.

You can connect with Lolo Vandal via Facebook: facebook.com/lolovandalsa on Twitter you can follow: www.twitter.com/lolovandal for his music: www.soundcloud.com/lolovandal for videos on YouTube you can search: Lolo Vandal.

Zita Nzimande

The author Zita Nzimande