Musa Sukwene is a South African musician who won the ninth season of Idols South Africa held in 2013. He is among the few Idols SA winners who have taken huge strides in the music world. The talented singer has three studio albums as of 2020, including Musa (2018), Mr Serious (2016), and The Dream (2014). His hit song Mthande has more than 7 million views on YouTube.
The musician can be described as a hard-working individual whose passion for music is incomparable. He has promised a fourth studio album, which is expected to drop in 2021, to his fans. This is after Musa Sukwene latest song release called Thandiwe in September 2020. Below is a look at his life and musical journey after Idols SA 2013.
Musa Sukwene profile summary
- Full name: Musa Sukwene
- Date of birth: 19th December 1986
- Musa Sukwene age: 33 years as of 2020
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Singer
- Musa Sukwene Instagram: @musathevoice
Musa Sukwene originates from Witbank, eMalahleni in Mpumalanga. He later moved to Johannesburg to pursue his career in music. Bafana and Musa Sukwene are biological brothers, while songbird Tebello Sukwene is the singer’s sister-in-law.
The musician has a son whom he got when he was 22 years old. However, there is no one holding the Musa Sukwene wife title as of 2020. For some time, he has been rumoured to be dating Rorisang Thandenkiso, SABC 1’s Insider TV presenter. The two have denied the rumours stating that they are just good friends.
The singer had earlier opened up about his struggle with studies at a young age because of dyslexia, a learning disability. People used to associate the condition with laziness, but he managed to overcome it through music and hard work.
The singer revealed that music was part of his studies at school. He used to perform at corporate events and restaurants before joining Idols SA. He entered the singing competition with the hope of getting his name out there.
He has released songs like Mthande, Ngivumele, Mad in Love, Makoti, Nomkitha, and many more, which were received well by South Africans. Mthande, in which he featured the late Robbie Malinga, is his biggest hit so far, with over 7 million views on YouTube as of 2020. He also has more than 22,000 subscribers on YouTube.
The talented musician has released three Musa Sukwene albums, including the following:
- The Dream (2014), which earned gold status
- Mr Serious (2016), which went triple platinum
- Musa (2018), an album that he released after the death of his musical mentor, Robbie Malinga
Musa Sukwene new song in 2020 is Thandiwe, which he released in September 2020. He revealed that the single is a lead up to his fourth studio album, expected to drop in 2021. You can get Musa Sukwene album download on leading digital music platforms like Spotify.
Is Musa Sukwene Xhosa?
The musician is a native of Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa. However, he has not revealed if he is Xhosa.
Musa Sukwene continues to win the hearts of many across South Africa with his melodious voice. He entered Idols SA 2013 with the hope of exposing his talent, and the dream came true for him. If you know what you want, you will get it!
Idols South Africa is one of the most loved reality talent shows in the country. Briefly.co.za recently highlighted everything about the singing reality show. Idols SA gives young South Africans between ages 16 and 30 a platform to showcase and nurture their singing prowess.
A number of artists who started on the show are now doing well in their respective music careers. The show, which airs on Mzansi Magic on Sundays at 5:30 p.m, has reached its 16th season in 2020.