Sikhumbuzo ‘Skhu’ Thabede commemorates Youth Day with his debut single

16 June 2024 - 11:25
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Sikhumbuzo ‘Skhu’ Thabede announces his entry into the music industry.
Sikhumbuzo ‘Skhu’ Thabede announces his entry into the music industry.
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Sikhumbuzo ‘Skhu’ Thabede has launched a music career in commemoration of 30 years of democracy.

The acclaimed author and cultural activist released his debut single, Aluta Continua, which pays homage to South African liberation heroes such as Mama Winnie Mandela, Solomon Mahlangu and Lilian Ngoyi, Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Nelson Mandela.

The song’s creator also honours modern heroes who lost their lives at the hands of oppressors. 

Aluta Continua is reflective of the continued struggle. While 2024 marks 30 years of democracy, the plight of black people still carries burdens of socioeconomic emancipation,” he told TshisaLIVE.

“The song looks back at decades-old promises. We have the freedom but the economy and the land is still is far from the grasp of black people, therefore the struggles continue.”

The single is a taste from Thabede’s upcoming 12-track album, Imvungeyakwantu, loosely translated to ‘African rhythmic chants’, and features collaborations with renowned artists such as Dr Tu Nokwe, Zitulele Luu and the up-and-coming Sizwe Ngobese.



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