Wandile Molefe

Based: Johannesburg

Born in KwaZulu Natal, Lamontville, musical journey began as a child attending Durban Choral Choir competitions that his grandmother participated in. Musical

theatre was also at the centre of his musical upbringing as his aunts and uncles were involved in productions such as ‘Sarafina’ and ‘Ipi Ntombi’. In 1998, his

family moved from Durban to Johannesburg and 2000 began formal piano lessons. Attended the National School of Arts where he matriculated and University of

Cape Town study further and completed a degree in music. In 2008 he moved back to Johannesburg to establish himself in the industry. Since moving he has

worked with several artists as a pianist, composer and arranger. Artists such as Mlungisi Gegana, Herbie Tshoaeli, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Lwanda Gogwana,

Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai, Musa Manzini, Themba Mkhize, Orlando Venherenque, Judith Sephuma, Stimela, McCoy Mrubata, Sibongile Khumao,

Judith Sephuma and many more. 2011 till present working in musical theatre around in South Africa for such The Pen, Kwela Bafana, Milked Voice and many

more. 2013 was a finalist at the Samro overseas scholarship competition. Currently studying a MMus Masters Degree at the University of Witswatersrand in

Research based on South African music of the 1950’s. His compositional style comes various forms of music and spirituality found within the art. Influences

deriving from Zulu traditional music, Township music, Marabi, Kwela, RnB, Hip Hop, Jazz, Gospel and World Music.

 

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