By Zuko Komisa
South African musician Jabulani Hadebe, better know by many as Sjava, recently joined Tbose for a three-hour exclusive conversation on his life’s journey and matters of the heart.
Sjava recently released an album called Umqhele (a crown in IsiZulu). His new album is a socially conscious masterpiece with songs about love and relationships, crime, spirituality, femicide and success. During the interview on The Best T, he took us through some of the songs and their meaning.
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In this interview he shares his memories of being raised by his grandmother and the knowledge she shared about love. Sjava says his grandmother would always encourage him to find someone that is right for him.
“I always believe that you must find someone who is right for you, someone who genuinely cares about you. Someone who wants to see you go forward. When you get married to a woman, it is like you are taking your second mother.”
He shared many lessons he has learned throughout his life and relationships and what he truly feels about love.
Sjava continues to become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, a feat he attributes to being grounded and staying true to his cultural roots. This was evident last year when he was featured in the Grammy-nominated Black Panther soundtrack and took home a B.E.T Award in the category of Viewers Choice International Act.
Listen to the full conversation here: