Vusumzi Gratitude Khumalo better known by his stage name Veekay, was born 30 years ago in Magogoe village in North-West province. Veekay is quickly establishing himself as the strong brand in the music industry. He is a Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Composer and Record Label Boss. His love for music started at the tender age of seven. He has already Signed an international music publishing deal with Source Music Publishing/ Sheer Sound, a licensing deal with Soul Candi Records for a track called ‘Come with Me’ and digital deals with Song cast Music and Static Plastic Distribution. Track record includes being featured on a track by Limpopo based producer T-phonikz, ‘Singing with Angels’, the song is now licensed to Peng Africa Records owned by legendary house music DJ and producer Andy Compton in England, UK.
He wants nothing less than to keep on inspiring his followers through his music. “Every time when people comes to me and tells me how a certain song I released changed their life, it really motivates me to keep writing more”, says the North-west artist. Nothing brings him joy than seeing people happy and knowing that I’m the reason for their happiness. His Fourth studio album will be released on the 29th September 2017. “I want to sell nothing less than platinum with my upcoming albums”, says Veekay. He has received more support from overseas when he released his 1st and 2nd album but when he released the third album he started to receive more support from South Africans. He is nominated for the Bokone Bophirima Entertainment awards, I am over the moon over this nomination saying that he has been working very hard and finally he is being recognized for all his hard-working. Just like other artists, he knows that there is so much talent in the music industry, but he is more concern about the how brutally and ignorance the radio and TV stations are to the artist. All this can be very discouraging as many would like to get that opportunity to be heard but that’s not the case, he added.
His music is available at online music stores for now. Veekay says music is life to him, he can’t begin to imagine his life without it. He loves expressing myself through music, he talks about social issues and relationship, one of the reasons that he is mostly followed by the youth & women. Veekay added that it’s a known fact that most men don’t express their feelings and through his music, he delivers messages which women would love to hear from their partners. At the age of 7 he was already performing at weddings and learning to play the piano, Veekay got inspired by watching the late Michael Jackson on TV and wanted to be just like him. His biggest role model is his grandmother, who taught him not to give up on anything that he believes in, his talent and himself that’s why he is where he is today. His message to the upcoming artist is to never give up, it takes time to break into the industry, keep working on your craft and believe in yourself so that others can too.
Veekay is a humble being who’s ever smiling and very family orientated, funny because of his great sense of humor. He has featured the upcoming hip hop artist from Mafikeng Juize. He said “I believe South Africa is going to be blown away by his talent”. This album is different from the previous ones and he believes people will be happy with his latest work and it is more dance, unlike the others. He has shared stage with the likes of Lira, Caiphus Semenya, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Jonas Gwangwa, Oliver Mtukudzi, Bhudaza, Musa Sukwene, Robbie Malinga, KB Motsilenyane, Kwesta, HHP, Khuli Chana, Gigi Lamayne, Tuks Senganga, Towdee Mac, Judith Sephuma, The Muffins, DJ Kent, DJ Fresh, Euphonik and many more. His music is a mixture of soulful and tribal house and other songs have elements of electro house too. He believes he will win this award and deserves it for the consistent he kept with his music.
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