Ancestors help Brickz with healing
KWAITO artist Brickz, who has a rape case dangling over his head, believes his luck is changing for the better.
Brickz (real name Sipho Ndlovu) attributes this to meeting the family of his late father for the first time in his life.
He says that after growing up without knowing his dad, he was pleasantly surprised two weeks ago when his dad’s kin came looking for him.
Although my father has died, I’m taking the fact that my father’s family came to find me at this most unstable time in my life as some sort of message from God and my ancestors. This has given me faith that this, too, shall pass.
After growing up without knowing my father, his family came to find me and have made an effort to take me through all our ancestral rituals to welcome me into their family.
I can say that I finally feel like a complete person, a person who knows where they belong.”
Despite the tumultuous court case over the past five months, Brickz (32) sees the family reunion as the biggest blessing” of his life. He was arrested in November last year for allegedly raping a 16-year-old relative last March.
After spending a month behind bars, he was released on R5 000 bail after taking his application to the Johannesburg High Court.
But Brickz maintains his innocence and says the trial is not what is eating away at his soul”.
I have not been able to see my little daughter since November last year when I was arrested.
This is not how I pictured my life. I grew up without a father, so I’ve always made it my duty to be present for my kids and look after them. I want to see them grow.
I’ll only be allowed to see her once the court case is over,” he says.
The singer says he remains strong and will not let the legal dark cloud arrest his career.
While he still regularly performs at clubs and concerts, he is back in the studio with big names such as Uhuru, Heavy K and Mandla Spikiri, who will be producing his fourth album, to be released later this year.
My schedule is busy. I’m already getting bookings for December.
My record company has not given up on me because they are still allowing me to do what I was born to do and I’m grateful.
Nobody has ever called me a rapist when they meet me, people are still receiving me with love and respect, my fans continue to show their support,” says Brickz.
He will appear at the Roodepoort Magistrate s Court again next month.