Friday, May 15, 2015

iStart2 Believe Again ...Ntsiki Mazwai

She's powerful. She's hot. Often politically "incorrect". She has a stage presence that rocks the audience. She is also very kind and full of jokes when not writing open letters to view her strong opinions as a woman's activist, poet and musician.

Ntsiki Mazwai also goes by her clan name, MaMiya or sometimes, StreetQueen. Born in Soweto, South Africa, her unique style of fusing her inspirational poems with beats has proved immensely popular. On her latest hit, BELIEVE, Ntsiki collaborated with icon Pops Mohamed and produced another masterpiece. The song features on the brandnew iStart2Sing cd. A song confirming her deepest feelings: "I think we live in the best country in the world."

"iStart2 consciously receive love" - Ntsiki Mazwai

We had Ntsiki on the iStart2 Show this week to chat about her life as an activist, the challenges she has faced as an artist but also her focus on the future. "I have to be cool with people being pissed of by me," says Ntsiki.

Ntsiki and Pops Mohamed will be performing her newly released song at the iStart2Sing Festival later this month. She is also collaborating with Zubz the last Letta at this event. A few artists with disabilities will join them in a show that promises to be unique and powerfully entertaining.

To listen to the show and her new song, just click play:

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