TUT Amapiano artist juggles time between music and academics.

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Nhanhla Nkosi

Mr Nhlanhla Nkosi (22)is an artist who studies for a Diploma in Information Technology at Soshanguve TUT Campus and a aMapiano artist. He says he has to juggle his time between his school work and his music career.

His love of music is inspired by modern artists such as Heavy K, Prince Kaybee and Black Motion.

He says that when he went out to find out about making music, he met a guy called Impetuous Tee who gave him software to produce beats and that gave him experience in the industry.

Mr Nkosi says he has learned a lot on a journey he has embarked on.

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He was nominated for the best newcomer of the year at the 011 AWARDS after he submitted the nomination form, and he made it to the top ten of the awards.

“Being nominated means a lot to me because it’s the first time being nominated in the City Awards. Mr Nkosi says that he came up with music idea in his high school years during deejay competitions.

“I would use the tablets that were issued to Grade 12 students to deejay, then from there onwards that drew all my attention to where I would wonder how the music we were mixing was produced.

“I would like to work with every upcoming artist in this music industry in order to learn new music that will improve my craft and better my music production skills,” he said.

He says he is blessed to have worked with industry greats like Da Louf Steering, Dj Sushi, Mashaya, Da Speejo and Silasadona. Regardless of the challenges that the artist came across like having no studio equipment, he has managed to release singles.

One of his latest singles in which he has partnered with Da Loup Steering “Maboneng” is available on Spotify and other digital platforms.

“Now I am looking forward to completing my diploma in Information Technology at the Tshwane University of Technology,” he said.