Self-titled Edenvale celebrity (Valebrity) Luthabo (Propganda) Ndlovu, is a passionate musician who has just released his first commercial single.
The young rapper said although he debuted on TV last year with Coke Studios, the release of his single on June 30 made him more excited.
Luthabo explained his single, With My Gz, is the first song on the album, Life in the third .
The album describes what it is like growing up in a third world country as a young black man.
Although he is a rapper, Luthabo said the track would be classified as soul music.
“I sing from the heart and describe myself pushing a dream that no one sees until it is there,” said Luthabo.
Luthabo added that when his album does get released, it will explain how he got to where he is today as well as his experiences in the music industry.
Luthabo told the NEWS earlier this year that he discovered his passion and talent for rapping when he was in Grade Eight at Edenglen High School.
Propaganda said his music became known at school after more and more learners began to listen to it.
He was given the opportunity to record one of his tracks.
“Before releasing the single I did a lot of administrative work with the record label, Propaganda Regime. I hadn’t been focusing on the music,” said Luthabo.
Since focusing more on the music Luthabo has reconnected with his fans and the people around him.
He said expressing his emotions in his songs lets him do that.
“People I have spoken to all like the music. At the live shows the love is definitely there. I feel kind of blessed since I released the single,” said Luthabo.
Since releasing the single, Luthabo has realised that his dreams to be an artist are slowly becoming a reality.
He explained that he is now sitting somewhere between the status of a valebrity and celebrity.
“At the moment I am living the lifestyle of the almost rich and famous,” said an excited Luthabo.
Luthabo hopes to win himself a South African Music Award (SAMA).
“Winning a SAMA would mean that South Africa has recognised me as an artist. I want people to respond to me,” he elaborated.
Luthabo said any young artist in Edenvale or in South Africa hoping to make it, should get to know the industry.
“Knowledge is power. You need to know what’s going on if you want to make it.”
With My Gz can be found on Itunes and on Spotify.