After the death of Musa Sukwene's mentor, Robbie Malinga, the Mthande hitmaker said it took him months to get the courage to get back on a stage again.
In December, the veteran musician died. It was just a few months after he released his music. The Idols SA winner said he was broken.
Earlier this week, Musa opened up to Jeannie D on Afternoon Express. He told Jeannie that for months, he felt like Robbie was going to join him on stage.
Briefly.co.za learned that Musa's first gig was the day after Robbie's death. The star said it was probably the hardest show he has ever done in his existence.
"I am standing there on stage and my mind is replaying the idea of me saying that I am going to call him up on stage. He is going to show up. At some point he is going to walk in, tap my shoulder and we're working."
After that gig, Musa said he spent the following months in a dark place. He didn't want to perform.
Musa said it took him up to five months to perform again.
Not only did Robbie's death affect his will to get on stage, but it also influenced his ability to create and work on new music.
During the interview, the musician said he spent more than a month in a studio, but did nothing.
"I was used to the idea that you wake up in the morning and go to studio and told to go write a verse and come back. Now I am at a position where there is nothing. There is no material. You literally have to dig deep."
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