Mthandazo Gatya chats about Metro FM nominations and going global

19 April 2023 - 08:00
By Joy Mphande
Mthandazo Gatya speaks on his plans of going global.
Image: Supplied Mthandazo Gatya speaks on his plans of going global.

Having been in the music industry for 13 years as a recording artist, Mthandazo Gatya is at the top of his game.

The singer is nominated for two Metro FM awards in the Best Male and Best House Song  categories.

Beyond the borders of Mzansi, he is doing the rounds in the US and the UK for his unreleased song Senzeni.

“I'm really happy. This is an answer to my prayers. To see them come to fruition is proof enough that God really is alive. I'm realising day by day that I am doing the right thing,” he told TshisaLIVE.

Since participating in John Legend's #OpenVerseChallenge on TikTok and performing with the American singer while he was in South Africa for a private Bidvest function in September 2022, Mthandazo admits his life has never been the same.

“The reception I am getting now, people paying attention and reaching out, it all happened after John Legend, especially being nominated as best artist.

“For a decorated artist to give me a nod and tell me I'm great is proof dreams do come true. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, anything is possible.”

Senzeni, featuring DJ Manzo SA and Comado, is sitting at 3.1-million views on YouTube and has more than 2-million views on the Instagram clip he shared, and he is set to release a remix globally. 

“I want to spread positivity so the music can revive someone's spirit or give people hope. This song is going to change everything. It became a global song before we could have an official song. I've just been getting a lot of love, so we will release it globally.”

Mthandazo says some exciting collaborations he has been involved in are yet to be released.

“There has been a lot of love coming. Abroad, I am having a couple of big collaborations that I am not allowed to disclose as yet. For someone who has been writing and making songs about one day going abroad, to find myself in a space where I have everybody's attention.”