Meet your Vodacom NXL LVL winner Zethe. Zethembiso Perfect Mdletshe, affectionately known as ‘Zethe’ is a 24 year old singer from Empangeni. Inspired by Mafikizolo’s work ethic and ability to evolve, they, along with Simphiwe Dana, are some of her biggest musical influences. Her NXT LVL is touring the world with her music, creating experiences for her audiences and making more than a living out of it.
A music graduate and part time musician, Zethe also runs her own events company that mainly deals with promoting events and artist bookings. She looks forward to releasing her first album, taking everything she learns from the show into account, and collaborating with some of the big names in the industry, her ultimate being Thandiswa Mazwai.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE just hours after her win, Zethe revealed that she dedicated her final performance to her father, who died just days earlier.
“It was quite emotional but I had to switch myself off. When I went to his funeral I cried my heart out and let it all out because I didn’t want it to be a barrier to my performance. I used those emotions to help me. He loved my singing and I honestly believe that he was there to support me.”
Currently, Zethe is heading into studio with Euphonik to finish a song they did together on the show. She also added that she is also taking her prize money and recording an EP for release early next year. She doesn’t want people to forget her.
“Everything i ever prayed for served to me in one night. God, hard work and people who want to see you succeed. What a formula man. My life will never be the same. Thank you to everyone that voted you guys are amazing and believed in me. We did it. Who am I? What a night. Man! guys dream those dreams and never not once doubt yourself… God is always at work. I can’t wait for 2018.. There’s sooooooooo much in store. This is my time.” – she said on Instagram.