- Mzansi was left surprised by the announcement that former Kwaito artist Msawawa is turning to gospel music
- Msawawa hit rock-bottom a few years ago and found himself without a penny
- The fallen star realised that the fame bug had defeated him and turned to God for restoration
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Msawawa, whose real name is Sboniso Dlamini, has made a huge career change and is coming back to the limelight as a gospel artist. The former Kwaito sensation hit rock-bottom when he went broke after his records failed to sell but he is now ready to take a leap of faith.
Speaking to the Daily Sun, Msawawa said that he learned his lesson about the industry when he found himself famous but broke.
"Fame overpowered me and I became reckless."
After his short-lived fame in the ’90s, he got involved in illegal activities. He moved back to his family in Durban, where he consoled his past life. He made a comeback after many years out of the music scene.
He did a song with his longtime friend Mzambiya called Imoto Ka Shukela. The duo said that they were waiting for the right time to make a huge comeback.
Little is known about his parents except that they helped him manage the money he had earned while young until he turned 18 years. He happens to be the only boy in a family of four.
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His 2018 comeback was not well-received. According to the publication, the former child star accepted defeat and turned to God.
"I tried everything to remain relevant but it didn’t work and my fame faded. I decided to go to church and became a born-again Christian."
The entertainer has released his first gospel song titled Thandaza. The song encourages people to pray through the hard times.
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His friend Mzambiya is also going through a career facelift. Mzansi child star Mzambiya decided to change his stage name to Zeekode. Artists are forever reinventing themselves, especially when their career and style changes.
Briefly.co.za learned that Mzambiya now goes by Zeekode, a new name he chose for himself, which is also his clan's name.
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