Watch: Bongeziwe Mabandla releases heart warming visuals to ‘Masiziyekelele’ [video]

11 March 2021 - 12:09

Watch: Bongeziwe Mabandla releases visuals to ‘Masiziyekelele’

Written by Ntsika Novoyi

The talented Xhosa folk singer known as Bongeziwe Mabandla, blessed many with the beautiful music video to his standout track ‘Masiziyekelele‘, coming off his well praised iimini album.

Masiziyekelele: A breakdown of the video

Mabandla sets the scene while standing in the middle of a rocky path being swamped by large beautiful trees, green lawns and autumn leaves having only his trusted guitar on him.

He slowly proceeds to play the chords of his guitar, creating a build up to his eventual display of his beautiful vocal singing ability bringing us a soul-stirring love song about two lovers wanting to let go of everything and finally becoming one.

The music video, directed and edited by Tiago Correia-Paulo, was filmed in the well known Nirox Sculpture Park situated in the famous Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg hence why the scene was so pristine and perfect with Mabandla’s crunches on the rocky road and the birds chirping in the background being easily heard adding that extra touch of beauty to the music video.

Mabandla, a true pioneer in AfroSoul music

The singer has been in the music industry for almost a decade having released multiple projects like Umlilo (2012), Mangaliso (2017) and his iimini that released last year.

Having grown up in Tsolo, Eastern Cape, where he sung in his church and school choir, the young singer ventured off to Johannesburg to fulfill his dreams, enrolling himself at AFDA to study drama.

He was really discovered in 2011, at an international level, when he was named as one of the top ten finalists in the 2011 Radio France Internationale Discoveries Awards and ever since that moment he’s gone on to pursue an amazing career in music having performed all over the world in places like Germany, Switzerland, Malawi, Norway and France even selling out shows in Paris and Strasbourg.

This talented Xhosa singer is a serious talent and were lucky to have him represent our nation and the music video has been receiving rave reviews on social media.

Be sure to checkout the music video above.