My biggest fear is being forgotten when I am gone - Vusi Nova

12 October 2018 - 06:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Vusi Nova says the song was important to remember our fallen heroes.
Vusi Nova says the song was important to remember our fallen heroes.
Image: Instagram/ Vusi Nova

Musician Vusi Nova's tribute to fallen South African heroes, As'phelelanga may be tearing up the charts but he said the song was in part inspired by his own fear of being forgotten.

The song was dedicated to the likes of Brenda Fassie, Akhumzi, Lebo Mathosa and many others who had made an impact on Vusi's life and his music.

He told TshisaLIVE that he wanted to keep their memory and talent alive like he hoped others would do for him when he died.

"Probably my biggest fear is being forgotten when I die or when I'm gone. I am human so I worry about it. When you are passionate about something and want to give the world something, you worry about being forgotten."

Vusi said he hoped to be remembered as "the greatest vocalist to ever live".

"I want to be remembered for love. I speak about love. I sing about love. I want to be remembered as the person who makes a difference."

He said he found comfort in knowing that he was inspiring young artists and changing people's lives but still didn't want it to end anytime soon.

Vusi admitted that he feared it might happen when he was hijacked and kidnapped outside his home late last year.

"I never contemplated moving overseas but I did consider getting a gun. I don't like weapons but I did think about that. I got more security and that has helped. Again, with death. It freaks me out but with time, it gets better."

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