Local Singer Lloyiso Becomes 1st South African to Join Republic Records

Local Singer Lloyiso Becomes 1st South African to Join Republic Records

  • Former Idols SA star joins the likes of Drake and Ariana Grande as the first South African artist signed to international label Republic Records
  • The social media sensation has been posting covers of popular songs on his social media platforms for a while, hoping to get recognised
  • The singer took to social media to share the exciting news of his new venture with his global fanbase

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Singer Lloyiso has been patiently waiting for his big break since his Idols SA Top 5 exit. After a long wait, the young entertainer finds himself being the first South African artist signed to the international music label Republic Records.

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Former 'Idols SA' star Lloyiso is the first South African artist to sign a deal with Republic Records. Image: @lloyiso_sa
Source: Instagram

After he fell short of a win in the singing competition, Lloyiso continued his love for singing by posting covers of popular songs as well as originals on his social media platforms.

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While he thought he was just gaining fans all around the world, turns out the singing sensation was being recognised by big names in big places.

Lloyiso took to social media to announce his exciting achievement. The news of his new record label comes hand in hand with a new single titled Seasons.

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The young talent tells TshisaLive:

"When I found out that Republic Records wanted to sign me, I kept it to myself until I knew things were actually happening because I didn’t want to get too excited and honestly, it was just so surreal. After I knew that things were being finalised, I told my closest friends and family members"

IOL reports that upon signing the young hopeful, Republic Records Executive Vice President or A&R Brett Alperowitz said:

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"Lloyiso has all the makings of a career superstar — knock out vocals, incredible song-writing, and an amazing story to tell. He’s the rare talent who not only transcends genres but crosses borders as well."

Lloyiso is said to still be trying to make sense of it all considering it happened through TikTok.

Excited followers flooded his comments with congratulatory messages.

@queentouch_2u said:

"Look at God. I am so happy for you."

@beingupile added:

"Congratulations!!! You absolutely deserve this."

DJ Zinhle reveals she only met Indlovu singer Loyiso Gijana recently

Briefly News previously reported that DJ Zinhle revealed that she only met vocalist Lloyiso Gijana recently. The two stars recently dropped a smash hit titled Indlovu.

The song was topping radio airplay charts in Mzansi. DJ Zinhle took to Instagram on Friday, 13 November to share that she met Lloyiso for the first time two days before during the launch of the single.

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She said they communicated over the phone when they were still working on Indlovu.

"Loyiso and I met for the the first time on Wednesday, we had spoken so many times over the phone while we were working on the song that when we met we instantly connected.

Source: Briefly News

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