Championing a sound
24 January 2020 | Art and Entertainment
His latest album Cousin was released during the festive season and he is impressed by how it's been received. “It was release at a time when a lot of people we're in a jovial mood and that has contributed to its positive reception. However, I would like for it to cross borders as well,” he said.
With this project, DJ Vuyo seeks to inspire people to believe in themselves, to stay focused on their long-term goals and disregard life's hardships because they don't define who you are.
“I want to see different countries and spread this energy on a maximum level,” DJ Vuyo added.
“The trend of women lying about every man being their cousin and the ongoing mischief of relationships inspired me to call my album Cousin,” he added.
He calls his style of music tramodern – traditional but modern. On every song, he tells a story relating to a real-life situation but keeps the mood aligned with modern music styles.
DJ Vuyo said he understands that fans have different tastes in music and, as an artist, he has to cater for all of them to maintain his market base.
On expanding his reach from Katima, the DJ said it never ceases to amaze him that a small boy from a rural area called Makanga can have such an impact countrywide and across borders. “It motivates and inspires me a lot to be a better version of myself every single time. Thanks to my fans for making all this possible,” he said.
His manager Moses Waiganjo announced that DJ Vuyo will soon be doing collaborations across Africa. “We are already in negotiations with artists from Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.”