Velemseni is one of the most talented songstresses in Eswatini. The singer/songwriter expresses cinematic sounds that reflect Swazi culture & aesthetics. Here are some Top ten interesting facts about the Eswatini guitarist and soul singer Velemseni who has soared up into greater heights.
- She first displayed her passion for music at the tender age of 12 years.
- Her songs are written from the inspiration she gets from Artists such as Joan Armatrading, her mom, Grace Jones, and Tsepo Tshola. And also by the southern African landscape, both aurally and symbolically.
- Her go-to instrument is the keyboard because it’s easier to try new chords with it.
- She’s made music with most rappers in the kingdom such as Mozaik and KrTC. She’s also been a backing vocalist for some of Eswatini’s household names like Bholoja, Siyinqaba, and Nomalungelo Dladla.
- She studied Classical voice at Methodist University in the US.
- She is a music teacher.
- She has a very special connection with her acoustic guitar.
- Her 2014 album ‘we are people’ led her on a mini-tour to the US.
- Next year she will be releasing her album titled Kumanti (it is wet).
It looks like its gonna be a long wait for the album! We look forward to it!