- Mlindo recalls the first time he visited Jozi and how overwhelming it was for him
- He as gotten used to it since moving to Johannesburg, but it is quite a change from his hometown
- Many artists have come to Jozi to make a name for themselves, and Mlindo reveals that it can be hard
Since Mlindo the Vocalist’s career took off, he has been travelling the country non-stop, but he admits that when he first stepped foot into Jozi, it was a completely different experience.
Mlindo was born and raised in Port Shepstone. A small, quiet town in KwaZulu Natal so it was quite a shock to his system when he saw how fast-paced life was in Joburg.
The musician got his big break when DJ Maphorisa scouted him on Instagram and asked if they could work together, which of course, Mlindo agreed to. Which artist would say not to him?
DJ Maphorisa was very impressed with Mlindo’s talent, so he took him for a little trip around Johannesburg, which completely overwhelmed him.
Briefly.co.za learned that the artist had stopped in Jozi a few times before, but this time he was completely taken aback by the fast-paced lifestyle.
He has had time to adjust to the hustle and bustle, but he often thinks back on how quiet his hometown was when he was growing up.
TimesLIVE reports that many aspiring musicians head to Jozi to get their big break, and many of them never make it very far.
Mlindo feels that to many new artists, the scene in Jozi can be very overwhelming and it is pretty easy to lose yourself in it.
He explains that because there are so many people who are trying to guide you and telling you what to do, that it easily becomes too much to handle.
Otherwise people lose track of who they are, and they become arrogant, however, Mlindo has remained grounded and refuses to be like some of the other people he has met.
The artist also credits his family for keeping him tied down and he is thankful that they always remind him of who he is, just to keep him in check.
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