- Nkamogeleng Lebeloane is a journalist-turned-singer
- She turned to singing because she felt the truth wasn't always told in journalism
- She founded the neo-jazz group FingerPrint5 in 2012
When Nkamogeleng Lebeloane became a journalist, she hoped she would use her career to tell real stories about people.
However, she found that the reality was the opposite — the truth wasn't always told in journalism. In an interview with Beautiful News, she said:
I found that my voice was being stifled. The truth had to be overlooked at the expense of people’s lives.
Nkamogeleng therefore turned to singing in order to tell people's stories in an honest way. She formed the neo-jazz group FingerPrint5 in 2012 along with four other musicians.
The group's aim is to share and preserve indigenous sounds and stories, Briefly.co.za learned. It does this by blending entertainment and education.
Nkamogeleng said she is now able to remain objective:
The most important things we have in this world are our voices. It's so important to me that what I sing makes an impact with those who hear the lyric and the rhythm.
At a time when the media often overlooks some real issues, Nkamogeleng and FingerPrint5 are indeed an important part of telling the forgotten stories.
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