Hailing from the City of Gold, Johannesburg-based artist, Umzulu Phaqa (S'phiwe Moya) blends poetic songwriting and singing to offer a unique Afro-Fusion of isiZulu storytelling. With contemporary trap-sou sounds aligned with chill hop textures she presents a unique audio experience for any listener.
This 21-year-old's innovative musicality has seen her layer vocals for some of South Africa's renowned producers and collaborate with game-changing vocalists.
Through her music, she attempts to answer the difficult questions that reflect our social condition, and expose her vulnerabilities. Her search to answer these questions, brings a truth to her music that awakens a fresh perspective and sound that sooths our ears and hearts.
Taking the step to branch out on her own, she has signed with South African based music label Poetic Beats. Umzulu Phaqa has previously collaborated with prominent South African artists such as Sun El musician (abazali), Kwesta (Eyes), J’Something (wish you were here), Lemon and Herb (Yimithemba). The success of these songs have built a reputation that has fans eagerly awaiting her solo work!
Welcome to Poetic Beats, and welcome to the Disrupción family, Umzulu Phaqa!