NOMFUSI

Based: Johannesburg

Since launching her singing career in 2009, SAMAand Metro FM Award nominee Nomfusi has travelled more then six times around the globe, giving riveting performances at prestigious festivals such as WOMAD in England, FMM Sines in Portugal and shared the stage with icons such as Angelique Kidjo, Bebe Wynans and Hugh Masekela. Her untamed performances have been described by critics locally and overseas as “an absolute riot to watch and hear”, “a refreshing blast of energy” and the Swazi Observer named her “the best artist in the overall line-up” at the 2011 Bushfire Festival.

The darling of the media back home, she has been profiled widely on television as well as in the press, with live performances on “LIVE AMP” (SABC1), AFROCAFE, TOP BILLING, MORNING LIVE, THREE TALK WITH NOELEEN with feature articles in DRUM, TRUE LOVE, DESTINY, FAIR LADY and COSMOPOLITAN.

After three manic years touring overseas, Nomfusi captured all of her vocal excitement on a powerful sophomore album in 2012, crafted especially for the South African market, aptly titled “Take Me Home.” Produced by the legendary king of Afro-soul, Ringo Madlingozi, and fellow craftsmen Robbie Malinga and DJ Clock, the album spawned the tracks Uthando Lwam (“Qam Qam”) as well as a duet with Ringo, “Kunjalo,” which quickly made their way on to the charts of many leading radio stations.

Nomfusi will be portraying the character of Miriam Makeba in the long-awaited film adaptation of Nelson Mandela, “Long Walk To Freedom.” The film, which is due for release in 2014, will according to its producer Anant Singh be “the largest South African production ever mounted.”

Her touching life story has been captured widely in the media.

Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records, who discovered Bob Marley, Angelique Kidjo and U2 said of Nomfusi after viewing a documentary of her life and music: “What a terrific young artist, her genuine concern for her community and beyond comes through SO strongly. She could go all the way”

It is evident that Nomfusi, just as much a child of the soil as a woman of the world, cares deeply for her community, while not shying away from spectacular musical success. In three short years she has won thousands of fans across the globe. With a knock-out new album and a dazzling role in an international film, Nomfusi is steadily finding her way into the hearts and homes of millions.

 

 

 

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