Idols SA season 15 finalist Nolo Seodisha says the pandemic ruined his moment of glory.
Part of the top four of the competition in 2019, Nolo was disappointed that they were not able to go out and perform their songs.
The 28-year-old artist from Soshanguve, Tshwane told SunBuzz: “We were the first group to come out of Idols before the pandemic hit. That made things difficult.
“It was rough because we couldn’t bask in our glory. We couldn’t go and perform our new songs. All we could do was go to studio, record and sing there. It was heartbreaking.”
Nolo has just released his first single of the year, titled Ke Rata Wena.
“Unlike most of my songs, this is not just a love song for people in an intimate relationship. Anyone can dedicate it to their mums, sisters or just family and friends.
“When I wrote it, I felt like sharing love,” he said.
“This song is special because I usually write about love since it comes naturally to me. So because it was Women’s Month, I decided to write a song for the ladies – a song that they can share among each other.”
He working on an EP that might drop late this year or early next year.
“I’m working on an EP that will have six songs. It will be done before the end of the year. Ke Rata Wena is the first song from it,” he said.
“The EP will see me singing in different languages – from English and Sesotho to Zulu and Tswana. In Soshanguve, we speak every language. The EP will come across nicely done because of the languages.”
Nolo said he’ll be dropping more singles before the EP.
In other news – Lady Du replaces Somizi as Idols SA judge
Mzansi Magic has revealed that Lady Du will kick-start the plan to rotate celebrity guest judges this season of the popular singing show. The Umsebenzi Wethu vocalist will sit on the judging panel alongside Unathi Nkayi and Randall Abrahams. Learn more