CELEB WATCH again Brian Themba be­comes a fa­ther

He is ex­cited about be­ing a hands-on dad and go­ing back to pro­duc­ing great mu­sic

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Palesa Mat­je­bele

ARTIST and for­mer Mu­vhango ac­tor Brian Themba re­cently wel­comed an­other baby girl with his part­ner of four years. The star who has a 13-year-old daugh­ter from a pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship couldn't be more ex­cited.

His first child stays in Lon­don with her mother and the fa­ther of two tells Move! that his new­born baby gives him an op­por­tu­nity to phys­i­cally be a present fa­ther. The I’ll Wait singer shares that he’s also fo­cus­ing on mu­sic af­ter leav­ing Mu­vhango.

A DOT­ING FA­THER

Brian was part of the Lion King play that toured the globe and he stayed in Lon­don for seven years. The artist tells Move! that while stay­ing there, he met a woman, fell in love and had a beau­ti­ful baby girl with her.

His teenage daugh­ter now stays with her mother, step­fa­ther and sib­lings in the United King­dom. How­ever, Brian still talks to his baby girl every sin­gle day and they see each other at least three times a year.

The mu­si­cian and ac­tor says he doesn’t take the re­spon­si­bil­ity that comes with be­ing a par­ent for granted.

“I have two beau­ti­ful daugh­ters and all I want is to pro­tect them. I feel like girls need their fa­thers even more be­cause through us, they get to un­der­stand their worth a lot bet­ter,” says Brian.

This year marks four years since he has been with the mother of his lit­tle girl. With­out let­ting too much out, Brian says he loves his part­ner and mar­riage is on the cards.

LEAV­ING MU­VHANGO

Brian has been singing for over 20 years and he put his mu­sic ca­reer on hold when he joined Mu­vhango as Ran­thu­meng Mokoena. The star tells Move! that he sac­ri­ficed his mu­sic ca­reer to fully com­mit to Mu­vhango but now that he has been let go, he is back to fo­cus­ing on mu­sic.

MU­SIC IS HIS FIRST LOVE

He re­cently re­leased his al­bum, unABC (un­apolo­getic, un­break­able, un­cen­sored). He ini­tially re­leased the al­bum in 2017 and says, “At the time, I was less fo­cused on mu­sic. I re­leased a few copies on dig­i­tal plat­forms and didn’t get time to pro­mote it. UnABC is a beau­ti­ful al­bum and it de­serves to be heard. That’s why I’m re­leas­ing it again and this time on every plat­form.”

Brian re­leased the al­bum un­der his record la­bel, AJ8One Pro­duc­tions. He de­scribes the al­bum as per­sonal, say­ing he poured his heart out when he was pen­ning down the lyrics.

The Eastern Cape-born star is do­ing things right this time around. “I’ve learnt from my mis­takes. I know bet­ter than to sac­ri­fice my mu­sic for any­thing. I’m not go­ing back to Mu­vhango but when an­other act­ing gig comes, I’ll work on in­vest­ing in both crafts,” he says.

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