Sjava’s career has risen tremendously over the past three years and he seems unstoppable. He is currently viewed as one of Mzansi’s successful artist, but Sjava says he’s not concerned about money and fame.
While most artists would give anything for fame and money, as that is what one would think makes the entertainment industry worth it, Sjava says he is only in it to “make music everyday people can relate to and connect with.”
He spoke to DRUM magazine and said, “I make music for ordinary people in South Africa.”
However, Briefly.co.za gathered that his family might not share the same views as the singer when it comes to career choices. In a previous interview with Channel 24, the 29-year-old revealed, “For my parents, if you don’t have a job at a firm then you are not working. Until you bring money home – whatever job you’re doing – that’s when they start respecting what you do.”
The star recently made international headlines after scooping the BET Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act Award in Los Angeles. The musician who proudly embraces his Zulu culture stepped on to the stage sporting traditional Zulu regalia.
Speaking to DRUM, the star says the BET award has already changed his career. “I am more respected as a musician now. My music is getting more recognition. It’s obviously going to reach a whole new audience worldwide,” he says.
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