Tina to take the world by storm

CityPress - - News - PHUTI MATHOBELA phuti.mathobela@city­press.co.za

Af­ter tak­ing a long break to mourn her late hus­band, busi­ness­man and mu­sic pro­moter Pros­per Mk­waiwa, who died in Fe­bru­ary last year, so­cialite Tina Dlang­wana is back in the lime­light and ea­ger to re­build her ca­reer.

“I am back with full force and I am here to stay as a dancer and singer. My jour­ney con­tin­ues,” said the rein­vig­o­rated Dlang­wana.

She told City Press last week that the death of her hus­band was a “heart­break­ing loss”.

“Your life gets al­tered in ev­ery way, but you have to mourn, start fo­cus­ing on re­build­ing your life and learn to live with­out them,” she said.

Dlang­wana was al­ready a suc­cess­ful dancer and singer in the in­dus­try when she met Mk­waiwa.

“I took a break to pay my re­spects to him as all cul­tures do, es­pe­cially af­ter los­ing the one you love,” she said.

Her mu­sic ca­reer saw her travel all over the world to per­form in places such as the UK, Ger­many, France and other African coun­tries. She be­came a house­hold name due to her hits In­duku, Ufezile, and Mu­sic is Power.

But it has not been smooth sail­ing for Dlang­wana. She ad­mits that peo­ple have of­ten mis­in­ter­preted her frank and up­front man­ner as rude­ness.

“I am not a bully – I am sim­ply a straighttalk­ing per­son who is frank, and I want things done in an or­derly man­ner. When you are real, peo­ple will say you’re rude, but I am just be­ing me and not mean­ing to of­fend any­one,” she said.

She wants to be­lieve that her re­turn to the lime­light will give her fans the op­por­tu­nity to ap­pre­ci­ate her tal­ent for what it is.

“I have been in stu­dio work­ing on new ma­te­rial. My new sin­gle, ti­tled Tina Reloaded, and the ti­tle track Emanon­ini will soon be avail­able.

“With this sin­gle, I am sim­ply mak­ing a state­ment: ‘I am back, recharged and ready.’ I will be tak­ing the world by storm,” she said.

To back up her claim, she told City Press that there were projects un­der way that would be re­vealed in time. She also promised her fans and sup­port­ers, par­tic­u­larly those who stood by her dur­ing her time of need, that she would be giv­ing them “the best of her cre­ative work”.

Dlang­wana said she planned to take a new di­rec­tion in mu­sic and ev­ery­thing re­lated to it: “Just watch this space.”

Tina Dlang­wana

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