Raziya makes big waves on radio stations
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