Singer Nokwazi Dlamini, said she is planning on going back to school to complete her matric. The ‘Inde’ singer who is 40 years old, dropped out of school 23 years back, after passing her grade 11. She said that she believes that education is very important and she has always wanted to go back to school.
“I believe education is very important. If I want to go study something overseas, I will definitely need matric,” she said.
Reason being of her leaving school she said that, she was just a silly and lazy teen at that time.
“I wanted to go back this year and do matric with my 17-year-old son, but I can’t because I have a lot on my plate currently.
“I am working on an album and I want to release a book. I’m also planning to open a catering company where I will personally cook.”
Nokwazi said she started singing at the age of 10 at church, and began singing professionally at the age of 18.
The singer then became a backing vocalist for gospel star Rebecca Malope, she said, after she was recommended by Rebecca’s producer who had seen her getting rejected in a talent show. Nokwazi then moved from her hometown Pietermaritzburg to Joburg, she got exposed to many artists such as Brenda Fassie, Thandiswa Mazwai and Simphiwe Dana.
She then said she tried on launching her own singing career, but failed bacause of her two albums that didn’t perform as she expected.
“I told myself that I will just go back to what I do best, which is backing, because life needed to continue.”
She said that things started looking promising for her music career when she met DJ and record label owner Oskido.
Nokwazi said, Bucie Nqwiliso insisted that they should work together for the hit song ‘Inde’.
“We did the song and it just happened that the beats were from Heavy K,” she said.