2013 Idols SA win­ner’s al­bum turns gold

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment -

A few weeks ago the 2013 Idols SA win­ner’s al­bum, Mr Se­ri­ous, reached gold sta­tus – and it’s sell­ing so fast, it’s only a mat­ter of time when Musa will be cel­e­brat­ing his plat­inum sta­tus.

He has most of Mzansi singing along to his lat­est sin­gle, Mthande. The song was pro­duced by none other than the le­gendary pro­ducer Rob­bie Malinga, who is also fea­tured on it.

Their voices fuse well, but Musa told SunBuzz it wasn’t easy for him to get Rob­bie to sing with him.

“He told me he only sings with peo­ple who can sing,” he laughed.

“He also said he was done be­ing fea­tured on other peo­ple’s songs. So I begged him to do this one with me. After I sang my vo­cals I left him in the stu­dio.

“When I came back I found him done with his part of the song. It was a big sur­prise for me, but I was so ex­cited,” Musa said. Musa, who is orig­i­nally from Mid­del­burg, in Mpumalanga, said he did not ex­pect the sin­gle to do well so soon. “I’d planned to drop the sin­gle in April and then pro­mote it to see it gain pop­u­lar­ity much later in the year. It ex­ceeded all ex­pec­ta­tions and has be­come big­ger than me and the al­bum. I owe the al­bum’s suc­cess to that song,” he said. He said the al­bum is all about love. “It’s au­then­tic. It’s an al­bum that al­lowed me to breathe. I like to de­scribe Mr Se­ri­ous as a colour­ful rain­bow that has many lay­ers to it,” he said. Un­like pre­vi­ous Idols win­ners who have since faded, Musa is prov­ing he is here to stay. – Dai­lySun

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