'Born to be a musician'
I am from the township of Kwazhekele, in Port Elizabeth. I go back there now and then to perform.
I think I was born to be a musician. The only reason I studied accountancy was because I was good at maths in school. It seemed like a sensible thing to do.
My mother was a sangoma. Our house was always a very noisy place over weekends. She encouraged me to dance, so I became quite a show-off. I would throw my legs in the air and dance wildly to the drumming. She always played music. That's how I got exposed to overseas artists like Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton and Tina Turner.
My local musical heroes? Brenda Fassie, Thandiswa Mazwai and Lebo Mathosa.
I feel inspired by great musicians such as M'Jakes (Mojalefe Thebe) and Robbie Malinga. Malinga worked with me on the tracks Qam Qam and Hayi Suka on my new album.
I'm currently learning the piano. It is quite a challenge because my hands are very small.
The last thing I do at night is check in with my fans on Facebook and Twitter. I hardly get time to do it during the day.
It was a real honour working with Ringo Madlingozi. I've always admired his talent. As a producer he was very strict, especially with the vocal recordings, from interpreting the lyrics to meticulous phrasing and dynamics. The cherry on top was recording the duet Kunjalo with him, which is getting a lot of airtime on radio right now.
- Nomfusi's second album, 'Take Me Home', was released earlier this month