Abraham Maslow said “a musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write. If he is to be ultimately happy. What a man can be he must be. This need is called self-actualization”. These wise words cut me and move me to tears knowing that a revolution is brewing.
Hi, I’m Mandy Mhlongo, Zulu girl and Guitarist and rapper from Durban,South Africa. Inspiring people is my passion. The work I do in tourism is so fulfilling and just the thought that I may have inspired someone to be better gives me deep, inner peace. I am blessed to have many opportunities in the industry and I am so excited to spread seeds of inspiration all over the Earth through my music. It has always been hard since my mom passed away but it doesn’t hinder my spirit because I pray and believe that once I send good energy into the universe, it comes back.
How you can help?
There’s a Zulu rule/proverb that’s called UBUNTU. It can be elaborated as “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu” which can be translated ways but mainly it means
A person is a person because of people
I am who I am because of others
It takes a village to raise a child
I humbly ask for your help to become who I need to be.
A small donation of any amount will be highly appreciated.
Support can come in any form, a share or like counts.
What will the money go to?
I have the opportunity to record with some of the best in the music industry. The problem is I live in Durban and all of the recording studios I need to be at are in Johannesburg. I need assistance with money for transport because I really don’t want to miss the opportunity to record with some of the biggest in SA music. A bus ticket from home to Johannesburg then to the studio then back home is what could change the rest of my music career. The names of the Producers who I will be working with:
- Breeze SA Zulu Bass King
-WTF Aux Cable Charles
-PalmTree Paradise Pdogg Amazing
The cost of a bus ticket is about 300ZAR for a sing trip plus taxi fare to get to the studio once in Johannesburg and then another 300ZAR to return to Durban.
Recording costs 500ZAR per song and Studio Quality pictures are 450ZAR
I believe in the power of humanity any donation will help a Zulu girl live her dream.