- Letang Tlome, a former Coca-Cola Popstars winner, has decided to make a comeback to music
- This comes after she had taken time away from the industry to follow her calling - being a sangoma
- Letang wants to speak through music and plans to release an album before the end of the year
Former Coca-Cola Popstars winner, Letang Tlome, has decided to return to music after being away for some time.
She was a part of the group Adilah and when they disbanded, things fell apart for Letang, according to TimesLIVE.
"After Adilah, my life fell apart. There was a time when I was depressed and things were just not working out. I had to face the world as a normal young woman who was once a pop star. It was difficult and I struggled a lot until I found my calling."
Letang's calling was to become a sangoma, or traditional healer, and she tried to put it off more than once. Eventually though, she gave in and went for training.
The singer was initially a little worried about what her family and friends would think and say.
"I was so tired. I was a mother and I had this calling, there were so many questions. I kept asking myself what will people say? How can I do this? How can I find myself in this crazy world."
Letang wants to use her music to speak to the world and her album is set for release by the end of the year.
She's not the first celeb to follow the path of traditional healing. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that many famous Mzansi children of the soil have accepted their ancestral gift of ubungoma (traditional healing) in the last 10 years.
On whether becoming a sangoma has become the 'in' thing to do, Letang has to say:
"I don't think it is fashionable. I think people are just finding themselves more. We have to embrace who we really are and I think more people are becoming aware of that. People are just finding themselves and we have to appreciate that."