Musa Keys Tells The Reason He Named Himself The Tsonga Michael Jackson:
Amapiano star Musa Keys Appreciate Makamu is from Ivy Park and his talent has gained recognition across the country with his catchy music. He has been making music for the past seven years and he recalled that despite the waves that he is making, he produced his first song at the age of 14 years. Today, he has made a name for himself and is continuing to make his dreams a reality.
The self-acclaimed Tsonga Michael Jackson, as he calls himself, has been touring Africa and he is very excited to see where his music takes him. He hopes to reach large crowds with his music and to leave a lasting impact on amapiano genre and music in general in South Africa. He loves music so much that he refers to himself as the Tsonga Michael Jackson and like his hero, he wants to “make sure all his performances stand out.”
He was born in Giyani and is the eldest of two children. He has always been a creative child from a young age and always wanted to do things that he loves the most and that bring him joy. “As a kid, I didn’t have everything, I had to work for whatever that I wanted. At home I wasn’t the favourite child.”
He says that growing up in a household where his mother was raising her sibling and having to compete for attention was a bit of a difficult situation to adjust to. “I had an absent father, I only saw him a few times in my life. I feel like all those things were necessary for me to go through so that they could build the character I am today,” he explained
He is currently working on his second album titled Tayo, which means source of joy. Speaking on the meaning behind the name, Musa said: “It’s an 8-track album and maybe we will do a deluxe because no one does a deluxe in amapiano. I believe that my music is the source of joy for many people around me, it’s a great representation of who I am and what I am to the people around me. I always try by all means to name my projects around who and what I am.”