Raziya makes big waves on ra­dio sta­tions

Sowetan - - Timeout - By Yoliswa Sobuwa

Vuy­ol­wethu “Moola” Raziya’s sin­gle Pur­ple Rain is en­joy­ing mas­sive air­play on ra­dio.

And now the East London-born mu­si­cian, whose love for hip-hop started at an early age, is set to re­lease his de­but al­bum.

“I was in­spired by my brother Asanda who was the mem­ber of the award-win­ning group Tribe, said Raziya.

“He used to play a lot of hip-hop and it also got to me.”

It was dur­ing this time that he started writ­ing his own lyrics and sub­se­quently brush­ing up his rhymes, flow and de­liv­ery of lyrics.

Af­ter ma­tric Raziya stud­ied sound engineering be­cause he fig­ured it would also help him pro­duce his own mu­sic. How­ever, things did not go as planned as he found him­self work­ing as a project man­ager for a small Eastern Cape-based com­pany.

“The 9am to 5pm set-up was not meant for me. The sit­u­a­tion en­cour­aged me to work even harder to re­alise my dreams of be­com­ing a mu­si­cian. Also, the ex­pe­ri­ence was such an eye-opener for me and pro­pelled me to fol­low my heart. I’m glad I did be­cause now my ca­reer is tak­ing off,” he says.

The 26-year-old is now signed un­der his brother’s record la­bel Asanda Em­pires. He says only the stars are now the limit to his ca­reer as a hip-hop artist.

“I have learned that good things come to those who wait. There are no short cuts in life; one needs to work very hard to achieve their dreams,” he says.

Raziya has also been booked in all the ma­jor events that will be tak­ing place in Eastern Cape dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

Vuy­ol­wethu ‘Moola’ Raziya

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