Actor Seekay shows his versatility with his new single titled Harare. Sicelo “Seekay” Buthelezi (23) better known for his role as Teddy in the drama series Gomora is a South African musician, dancer, actor, and entertainer.
The multi-talented and versatile creative has released the single Harare which he co-produced with international sensation Tony Duardo.
The song exhibits the versatility of Seekay as a musical act and the masterstroke of Tony Duardo as together they fuse Amapiano, Afrobeats, and Chimurenga music.
“Chimurenga music is a Zimbabwean music genre coined and popularized by Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi. This song will make your woman dance and fall in love emphasizing the fact that music and love are universal languages,” Seekay says.
Both artists describe their desire to escape the hassles of life and travel with their lovers to the city of Harare.
Seekay has worked hard to build his reputation as an artist, content creator, and actor and has recently grown in popularity as a musician. His passion for the arts began early in his life and it was brought to prominence while attending Ingqayizivele high school in Tembisa.
He joined a local theatre to develop his craft and pursued a career as a multitalented entertainer immediately after matriculating from high school.
The multitalented and passionate rising star aims to leave his stamp on the entertainment industry and the world.
He aims to show his versatility as a musical act and actor and thus far he has proved to be an exciting addition to the South African music industry.
He released his debut single Ben 10 independently in 2021 and featured on two songs on an Amapiano mixtape on Black is Brown Vol. 1. He has also
displayed his rapping skills as a feature on a hip-hop song titled Asbonge with MajorSteez and has cemented his rand as a young, talented force to be reckoned with.
Seekay is currently he is working with hitmaker and international music producer, Tony Duardo on his first musical project.
What is the difference between Teddy on Gomora and Seekay?
There are a few similarities, but we are very different. We are both somehow funny and like cracking jokes. But Teddy is obviously younger and less ambitious. Seekay is a dreamer. I believe I can achieve anything I set my mind to. I love what I do, and I am very passionate about the arts.
How did you get into music and acting?
Music has always been in my blood. As a child, I loved to dance and sing. I was always the kid full of energy and dancing to the latest music. In school, I took up drama and I turned out to be really good at it. I did plays at school until I decided after grade 12, I wanted to do something in the arts. I signed up for a two-year Performance course at the Market Theatre where I got my training.
Have you always wanted to do music?
Of course, acting helped me to get into music a little easier because it established the groundwork, and I didn’t have to come and start as an unknown artist. I now just have to show people that I am as good at music as I am at acting.
What is your latest song Harare about?
Tony Duardo and I made this song one afternoon. It was not planned, we were vibing. I loved the melody and strings. It gave me a sense of escape, my mind started travelling to different places that I would love to go to and I have never been to Harare, but it took me there. I do want to travel the world, buy starting with our continent. This year, I plan to release a full project, not an album but possibly an EP featuring some of my favourite artists; Ciza, Tony Duardo, Flvme and others.
What are some of the lessons you have learned being a newcomer in the entertainment industry?
I have only been doing this professionally for three years now. I can’t go anywhere without people recognizing who I am. I am grateful, I appreciate it. It means I’m doing something right. I have learned that because people are constantly watching, some don’t wish me well and some do. I always have to watch my behaviour and be cognizant of what I do and say while remaining true to myself. I also don’t ever want to let fame get to me.