The Soil's Ntsika opens up about his journey to releasing a solo album

The Soil's Ntsika opens up about his journey to releasing a solo album

Ntsika Ngxanga is part of the award-winning a cappella group The Soil and has been enjoying his time with them immensely. But he realised it is his calling to release a solo album and he followed his dream, quite literally. Ntsika says he gets his songs from his dreams.

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Ntsika grew up playing soccer and thinking he'll be a soccer star one day, but life had other plans for him.

He excelled academically and studied chemical engineering at the Vaal University of Technology (where he also met his wife).

However, before completing his course, Ntsika felt something pull him towards music. And we're happy he listened to that feeling because the man has undeniable talent.

Ntsika revealed that he gets his inspiration and songs from his ancestors through dreams. reported that the singer says he turns his dreams into songs.

It was in one of his dreams that Ntsika saw that he must pursue a solo career, according to a report by ZAlebs.

The reason why I did the solo album was because of a dream I had in June last year.

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According to Ntsika, he will dream of the person his songs are meant for but this time he was alone in the dream.

He saw his great-grandfather and was listening to music with him, alone.

When I acknowledged that fact I froze because I realized it was time, it was time for my solo album.

Despite his solo musical pursuit, Ntsika says he will never leave The Soil.

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About his new album, Ntsika says he can't wait for people to swim in the story he tells.

It will listen like an autobiography, it will hit people like a prayer and fit it seamlessly into people's lives, and trust me, the birth rate will just skyrocket after my album because people will make love to these songs, make babies to these songs.

Ntsika earlier dropped his first single, Awundiva, with Vusi Nova. His album will be released early in 2019.

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