Johannesburg-based singer-songwriter Langa Mavuso joined T Bose in-studio on My Top 10 at 10, opening up about the release of his album ‘Langa.’
The album which was conceptualised between London, Jozi and Cape Town had the artist explore the stages of heartbreak and loss.
Watch the full interview on The Best T in the City here:
Langa is actually his dad’s surname and Mavuso is his mom’s maiden name. His real name is Nkosinathi Nhlakanipho.
“Langa is my father’s surname. I grew up with my mom and I hate the term stepdad. But I grew up with my mom and my other dad. He married my mom when I was two and I always used my mom’s maiden surname which is Mavuso.”
Growing up Langa had a longing to find his true calling in life and had many questions he needed answers to, like who he is.
“As a young man growing up, I kinda had a yearning to belong and when I was 12, I really wanted to understand who am I! I appreciate my dad and everything he did for me but I wanted to know where I come from.”
Speaking to T Bose about his self-titled album, Langa explained that the entire album was recorded in London, in Hampstead. Black Coffee’s international manager took him on and set up a few meetings for him in London. This is where he met a female manager Shona who set him up with a producer’s list.
Langa then went through the list and saw a producer who had worked with the likes of Sam Smith and Dua Lipa and this is how his collaboration with Linden Jay began. The two went on to create Love Lost.