Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rise ... Nomfusi

"I start2 have a vegetable garden at the back of my yard" - Nomfusi

With a gigantic voice and tons of charm, there is nothing small about the tiny songstress Nomfusi. With sheer will and determination she has risen from the squalor of South African squatter camps to glistening on the stages of the world. Likened by critics to a young Miriam Makeba with a twist of Tina Turner, the multiple SAMA and Metro FM Award nominee embraces both her African heritage as well as the sounds of Motown she grew up with.

In 2013 Nomfusi portrayed the character of Miriam Makeba in the Golden Globe winning film, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” with appearances at both the Hollywood and Berlin premieres. We chatted to Nomfusi about her role in the movie and experiences on the red carpet. She also shares advice on entering the iStart2 Challenge and her views on the misuse of land, consumerism and religion.

To listen to her songs, Rise, Kunjalo and the interview, just click play:

Thought for the day:

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