“Bekezela means patience, however the word perseverance has a deeper contextual meaning. It is a true reflector of Bekezela’s story”.
Bekezela was born in kwaBulawyo in Zimbabwe, this Afro/World/Soul artist discovered his love for music in his early years through his Grandparents being ministers and having choirs and musicians playing in the church. In 2008 Bekezela moved to South Africa to follow his musical passion, and for many years in Johannesburg he struggled to record his music. In 2010 while doing a part time job digging a trench in Sandton he composed the song Bekezela.
“ “Bekezela” is a cry from a young man who is in a long distance relationship due to circumstances beyond his control” says the artist. Bekezela is an emotional song depicting true love and trust through the reassurance that one day soon, no borders shall keep this young man and his faraway love apart.
Bekezela’s journey is one of true character building, taking him from trench digger to car-washer to waitering. His story is an inspiration to all musicians who travel the timeline of never really knowing when their talent will be recognized by their peers and then by the public. It’s Bekezela’s time to shine and for everyone to celebrate some amazing songs that have stood the test of time.
His new self-titled album is an Afro/World/Soul album offering social commentary with each song written by the artist telling his story of struggles and triumphs. The album in its entirety oozes love, affection and therapy. He speaks to his fellow man, praising women, and through his ability of telling stories he uses this talent as a tool to fight for social justice as well as encouraging cultural revival.
All his talents are married together perfectly to give a peak into his past, present and aspirations and dreams he has both for South Africa and his home town ……..this is his story……..and this is everyone’s story.