Nomfusi - Take Me Home
Every so often a gem is discovered, a talent with a fresh take on music that cuts through the musical clutter and makes an impression. Nomfusi is one such artist who has taken all the chances that life has handed her and made the most of them.
Nomfusi - Take Me Home Universal Records Every so often a gem is discovered, a talent with a fresh take on music that cuts through the musical clutter and makes an
Whilst leading worship at a church in Cape Town, a stranger who was visiting Nomfusi’s church one Sunday heard her sing and offered to pay for her to do a course at a music school called Vivacious Voice (now called Born To Be Famous.) Nomfusi completed both the song writing and singing modules and was discovered at her graduation showcase by Universal Publishing, who introduced her to her current record label, Universal Music.
Her debut album, “Kwazibani” released in 2009 set her firmly on her path and earned her five stars in Drum Magazine and two nominations at the Metro FM Awards in two major categories (Best Female Artist and Best African Pop Album). That was just the beginning! 10 international tours later, Nomfusi has shared the stage with musical greats including Angelique Kidjo at the Afrikadey Festival in Canada.
Her dream has led her to relocate to Johannesburg and with that move comes her latest album, “Take Me Home”. Well renowned producers such as M’Jakes and Robbie Malinga have produced a bulk of the songs on the album, which makes it a definite winner.
The tracks on the album are crafted to resonate and appeal to local South Africans and audiences will not be disappointed. In the duet “Kunjalo” with Ringo Madlingozi (who co-wrote and produced the bulk of the album), you will be treated to a sultry yet passionate soulful track that will have you swaying to the beats. She changes tempo in “Uthando Lwan” (Qam Qam) and “Ndivile” showing her incredible range with beats reminiscent of Thandiswa Mazwai coming through.
Every track on this album, though different, displays Nomfusi’s energy and talent beyond measure as “rock guitars meet soulful pop and playful beats in an Afro-soul style”. Look out for this artist, and get her new album, as she is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
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Dress: House of Fashion
Earrings and belts: Glitterati
Make-up: M.A.C. Cosmetics