What performances do you have lined up for this year?
Lagos Thursdays still once a month at the Orbit jazz Club, We are starting Afrobeat night once a month at the African Beer Emporium soon. Festivals and gigs are looking good for this year, [but they are] still in talks wouldn’t want to mention before the festival announces.


Hugh Masekela has been a huge influence on South Afri­can music, what influence has he had on you?
Well the late Hugh Masekela did put me [in my place] about three years ago, we had a good chat and he bluntly made me see the light of the African sounds hidden in me after listen­ing to my second album Iba. He told me which way to go and confirmed it when I shared the stage with him at the Bush Fire Festival in Swaziland last year and he nodded, that was it. I will pay one song tribute to him at the Republic of Mieliepop.


You started out in West Africa, and have moved to South Africa, where do you plan on going next?
I do not plan on moving anywhere else, except if the universe request [it] but I will be taking my music to Europe soon and from there to the other parts of the world. Music will deter­mine where his messenger abodes.


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