SLO'MAKOYA CEMENTS MUSIC CAREER WITH SELF-TITLED ALBUM



SLO'MAKOYA's work in front of the camera lens speaks for itself and his talent is there for all to see.
You have probably spotted him in Isidingo : The Need on Sabc 3 as a plumber,Isibaya Dstv Chanel 161 as Ndlovu's driver, Generations: The Legacy on Sabc 1 as a detective, Muvhango (Sabc 2) as Nonnys blind date and of course on The Queens (Dstv Chanel 161) as a truck worker, to mention but a few.
His resume also includes other priductions such as Gold Digger's on Etv as a barman,Ingozi, Skeem Saam (Sabc 1)Isithembiso (Dstv Chanel 161), Bloodline and Ring of Lies but not many are familiar with SLO'MAKOYA, the musician. Well, all that is about to change......
We caught up with the actor/musician and had ourselves a chat. This is how it all went down.

What is the title of your album and is there a story behind it?

SLO'MAKOYA : THE ALBUM TITLE IS 'I'M SLO', IT TALK'S ABOUT MY LIFE AND HUSTLE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME NOT ONLY EDUCATING BUT INSPIRING THE YOUTH OUT THERE.

How many tracks does it have and what are some of the themes that you explore in this project?

SLO'MAKOYA : I AM STILL BUSY WITH IT BUT I WANT IT TO HAVE 12 TRACK'S AND ONE OF THE THEME'S I EXPLORED WAS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE BECAUSE I FEEL THAT AS A SOCIETY THERE'S STILL A LOT MORE WE CAN DO TO ELIMINATE THIS SCOURGE.
THE SAME CAN BE SAID ABOUT DRUG ABUSE AND CRIME.

What is the official release date?

SLO'MAKOYA : I AM STILL TO FINALIZE THE DATES BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF GROUND LEFT TO COVER. AS SOON AS I HAVE THE DATES, YOU GUYS WILL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW.
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE ALBUM TITLED "GULAMBO" IS OUT AND ALREADY MAKING WAVES THOUGH.

Any notable features/collabos on this album?

SLO'MAKOYA : YES I'VE WORKED WITH PRONATOR ON SOME OF THE TRACKS AND OTHER PRODUCERS LIKE KIDMILLIE AND DETOX.

Can you tell us when and where your music career began?

SLO'MAKOYA : IT STARTED WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD. I WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY MDU MASILELA'S SONG'S LIKES LIKE MANDLA SPIKIRI, DOC SHEBELEZA, BOOM SHAKA, THEBE THE LATE MANDOZA ZOLA, MSHOZA, MZAMBIYA, MSAI AND MSAWAWA. THESE GUYS' MUSIF REALLY UPLIFTED MY SPIRITSSPIRITS AND MADE ME WANT TO ALSO PURSUE A CAREER AS A MUSICIAN.

How do you manage being both an actor and musician at the same time?

SLO'MAKOYA : VERY EASY, I GO ON SET FOR FEW HOUR'S BECAUSE MOSTLY I GET FEATURE'S SO I'LL DO ONE SCENE OR TWO THEN I AM OFF TO THE STUDIO AND ON WEEKEND'S WE HARDLY DO ANY SHOOTS SO THAT MEANS MORE TIME IN THE STUDIO FOR ME.

What do you enjoy the most, music or acting?

SLO'MAKOYA : TO BE HONEST I ENJOY THEM BOTH BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT I AM GOOD AND I CAN MAKE A LIVING DOING BOTH OF THEM.

Out of all the sopies and respective roles that you play in either one of them,  which one is your favourite and please tell us why?

SLO'MAKOYA : MUVHANGO HAS TO BE MY FAVOURITE BECAUSE I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEND TIME AND SHARE LINE'S WITH NONNY NOMPILO!

What have you set your sights on in as far as your acting career is concerned?

SLO'MAKOYA : EISH, I WANT TO NOT ONLY ACT BUT ALSO PRODUCE MY OWN FILMS (MOVIES,SERIES,DRAMAS AND SOUPIES).
I WOULD LIKE TO GROW BIGGER THAN I AM RIGHT NOW AND ALSO GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT

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