Musa Keys Reveals The Amapiano Artists Who Raise Him in the Music Industry:
Amapiano artist Musa Keys is cementing his footsteps in the music industry with hits like Selema.bFondly referred to by his fans as the Tsonga Michael Jackson, he got his moniker because of his flamboyant style. He knew as early as 13 years old that he was destined for a career in music after he laid his hands on the church’s keyboard.
In an interview with Sunday World, Musa Keys related how he broke into the music industry, sharing that his formula was to surround himself with the right people.“It wasn’t easy getting into the industry but what made it easier was me associating myself with the likes of DBN Gogo. She was very accommodative in my life; I would go to gigs with her and watch how everything was done and from there I knew I could do it too.”
Real name Musa Makamu, he was born in Giyani, Limpopo, but grew up in Polokwane. Raised by a single mother, he regards her as his hero as she did all that she could to make sure he had everything – even though she didn’t have much.“Growing up was a bit tricky… I didn’t have everything I wanted but I had friends who had everything, so you can imagine how it felt like. Having an absent father put a lot of pressure on my mother. I had to do all I could to push and worked hard to have the things I wanted especially when my mother couldn’t grant them to me,” Keys said.
He shared that growing up he did not know what field of study he wanted to follow. At some point he toyed with the idea of venturing into civil engineering or architecture, having done technical subjects at a technical high school.“I dropped out from pursing my engineering qualification because life happens, and it was so simple for me. Given the opportunity to do what I had always wanted to do, I would if only it didn’t require me to read a lot of books.”
Musa Keys, who is currently on tour in Australia, has been nominated for the artist and record of the year SAMA28 awards and was recently featured on the Forbes 30 list.“I have always aspired to travel the globe, it has always been the plan and right now I want to go bigger and co-sign with bigger names in the industry,” he shared.“Believe it or not, I am one person who meditates a lot, so some things happen when I already know that they will. I have always wanted to have a house and a car at the age of 21 and I managed to do that.”