Berita releases soulful single Ndicel’ Ikiss off her independent label – Assali Music!
25th January 19
Ndicel' ikiss is a soulful yet rhythmic song that tells a beautiful story of affection, a true display of intimacy and an intentional love. It is an honest declaration of a keenness to love. It seeks to celebrate and yet assuage the abrupt and unpredictable rages of love.
Born Gugulethu Khumalo, she adopted the stage name Berita, her mother’s name, in honour of her mother and all courageous and strong African women. Born and raised in Zimbabwe to the circular sounds of Oliver Mtukudzi, Brenda Fassie and Mafikizolo, Berita developed love for African music from a tender age.
Yearning to sing her heart out and express her pride as a young African girl-child, Berita discovered the guitar and songwriting.
Berita’s musical journey began in 2012 after leaving New Zealand to come and study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Equipped with just a guitar and her dreams, within no time Berita went from performing at community events around the Eastern Cape to releasing a stellar debut album.
Berita has worked with the likes of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Oliver Mtukudzi, Hugh Masekela, Oskido, Mobi Dixon and Black Motion as well as Da Capo on the chart-topping hit Found You. Berita has performed at festivals and prestigious stages across the world, in cities such as New York, London, Berlin and Kampala. Celebrated by Zimbabwe, South Africa has equally watched her blossom and watered her into this vigorous, indestructible force that softly carpets our ears with her musical prowess.
Ndicel’ ikiss is available on all digital music platforms.
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