Q&A with hip-hop star Sokutu

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EASTERN CAPE-born Sar­ifa Malaika Sokutu, a tal­ented hip-hop artist, of­fi­cially started her ca­reer in mu­sic with the re­lease of her de­but sin­gle,

Now she re­leases her se­cond sin­gle, You Know It, which was worked on by Andy Beats from Zam­bia and then re­pro­duced and en­gi­neered by S Zi­manyi, who is orig­i­nally from Zim­babwe.

The song is about life be­ing a roller-coaster.

It is a song about the ups and downs of life and through it all know­ing who you are.

If you have shed a lot of tears and fears grow­ing up; if you know the pain of los­ing peo­ple and friends; if you have ex­pe­ri­enced life, get­ting lost in the hap­pen­ings of life, then

is for you, you will def­i­nitely love this song.

The 19-year-old has re­ceived a lot of sup­port from lo­cal me­dia and en­joyed air­play of her first sin­gle on many ra­dio sta­tions. She spoke to The Star about her favourite so­cial me­dia apps, curb­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing and her first cell­phone brand:

What is your favourite so­cial me­dia app?

It’s hard to choose be­tween Twit­ter and In­sta­gram but I think I’d have to choose Twit­ter.

If you could come up with your own app, what would it do and what would you call it?

Ha ha! Umm, I’ve never thought about that but if I had an app I’d call it “Track Your Step”. With so much hu­man traf­fick­ing go­ing on in the world, it would be an app that helps lo­cate peo­ple by us­ing their de­vices whether they’re on or off. All a per­son would need to do is to reg­is­ter their de­vice and turn on their lo­ca­tion at all times and “Track Your Step” would take it from there.

How has tech­nol­ogy you in your craft?

A lot of things that I’ve been able to do in my ca­reer are be­cause of tech­nol­ogy.

It makes my life so much eas­ier and lim­its the prob­lems that I en­counter. It has helped me build re­la­tion­ships with fans and the peo­ple close to me and now they are able to con­nect with me and my mu­sic.

Tech­nol­ogy has helped broaden the hori­zons of my cre­ativ­ity and I feel like now I evolve on a daily ba­sis be­cause every day I learn some­thing new.


What was the first cell­phone brand you had?

I think it was Nokia if I re­mem­ber cor­rectly.

What do you un­der­stand of the term IoT?

I don’t re­ally know much about the In­ter­net of Things. My ba­sic un­der­stand­ing from school is that IoT is a net­work of in­ter­net con­nected ob­jects able to con­nect and ex­change data.

What is your take on in­ter­net trolls?

They are mis­er­able peo­ple who say neg­a­tive things on the in­ter­net about other peo­ple so they can also feel mis­er­able about them­selves. I don’t think any­one should pay at­ten­tion to them.

RIS­ING Hip hop star SA_Rifa is talk­ing all things tech.

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