Acclaimed Cultural Activist Skhu Launches His Music Career With His Debut Single ‘Aluta Continua’

Acclaimed Cultural Activist Skhu Launches His Music Career With His Debut Single ‘Aluta Continua’

  • The acclaimed cultural activist and author Skhumbuzo "Skhu" Thabede recently launched his music career
  • He launched his music career in commemoration of 30 years of democracy in South Africa
  • The cultural activist also released his debut single, Aluta Continua, a song that paid homage to our liberation heroes

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Skhu also drooped his debut single 'Aluta Continua'
Cultural activist Skhu launched his music career. Image: @tshisalive
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South African acclaimed author Sikhumbuzo "Skhu" Thabede recently decided to venture into a different industry.

Skhu launches his music career

Yet another personality launched their career in music, and it is none other than the acclaimed author and cultural activist Sikhumbuzo "Skhu" Thabede.

According to TshisaLIVE, the author shared that he launched a career commemorating 30 years of Democracy.

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He also released his debut single, Aluta Continua, which pays homage to South African liberation heroes such as Mama Winnie Mandela, Solomon Mahlangu, Lilian Ngoyi, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and Nelson Mandela.

Thabede told the publication about his debut song:

"Aluta Continua symbolises the ongoing struggle. Even as 2024 marks 30 years of democracy, black people continue to face significant socioeconomic challenges.
"The song reflects on promises made decades ago. While we have gained freedom, the economy and land remain largely inaccessible to black people, and thus, the struggles persist."

Thabede also told Briefly News about his reason for venturing into music and launching his career.

He said:

"At 42, I'm embarking on a heartfelt journey to revive my childhood dream of making music. Growing up in the rural village of Nkandla within a family of musicians, it was in my blood—my maternal side boasted Maskandi recording artists, and my grandmothers skillfully played the makhweyane and harmonica.

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"At 17, I moved to Johannesburg to pursue education and explore the music scene, but my parents called me back home to KwaZulu-Natal to focus on academics, causing me to put my musical aspirations on hold. Now, I feel it’s time to reignite my passion and give life to the musical voices that have always been inside me.

Sikhumbuzo mentioned that the single previews his upcoming 12-track album, Imvungeyakwantu, loosely translates to "African rhythmic chants." The album includes collaborations with renowned artists like Dr. Tu Nokwe, Zitulele Luu, and rising star Sizwe Ngobese.

In July 2023, The Wife actor Sipho Ndlovu revived his music career. He launched his music career in 2021 by releasing his song Amathanga Amhlophe. He said he is solidifying his voice in the public space with the launch of an amapiano music career.

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In more entertainment News, Briefly News reported that Pearl Thusi is currently exploring her creative side, making music and engaging in various other artistic pursuits. The Queen Sono actress announced her foray into the music industry during a recent interview with DJ Fresh.

The multi-talented actress recently revealed that she has decided to venture into the music industry. Pearl announced during a recent interview with DJ Fresh on WAW, What A Week.

Source: Briefly News

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