Musical Legacy

"Born and raised in a township called Esikhawini, in a Christian family where my dad is a pastor. I inherited the passion for music from my dad who was also a choir master at a school he was working as a teacher. Started playing piano at my dad’s church at the age of 5, I grew to play for community groups around my township as well as at the high school I was attending."

Prosperity

After matriculating Siyanqoba went to study music at the University of KZN, Howard College campus. He started working with professional musicians like Ernie Smith, Swazi Dlamini, Tshepo Mngoma, Siphokazi, Nokukhanya Dlamini, Judith Sephuma, Ntokozo Mbambo, Nqubeko Mbatha, Mthunzi Namba, Jabu Hlongwane, Sibongile Khumalo and more. Has been involved in TV programme called 'I want to sing gospel' as musical director, He has also appeared in other TV shows as well like Afro Café, playing jazz, One Gospel, SABC1 with Joyous Celebration, SABC2 with Judith Sephuma and more.

James 5:18

"I got into production as well, producing albums for the likes of Swazi Dlamini, Tshepo Mngoma, Khaya Mthethwa, Brenda Mtambo, Sfiso Khanyile and others. I also produced the Africa for Ebola song alongside Lindelani Mkhize, the song featured all the top African artists including our very own South African acts. I also had the pleasure of working on an album with the legend Themba Mkhize."

Playing on

Siyanqoba was previously with Joyous Celebration as a Musical Director and producer, also featured at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service where he played for Kirk Franklin. Also directed music for NACMA awards, METRO FM awards, branching out as an artist in his own right, his music is jazz with African and gospel influences. It is a journey from my childhood influences, to church to African sounds and a strong jazz culture.

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