The Pretorian had a chat with Majozi about love, faith, hope and all the things that make poets out of us.
Would it be fair to say that you are one of those positive people?
I try to be positive all the time, yes. I have good reason to be.
In songs. What would you call waves of upliftment that end in sentimental reflection?
Do you believe in believing? What’s your philosophy on life?
Belief and faith are all that I’m about. My faith teaches us to put others first and I guess that’s my philosophy.
What would you say if I said Majozi, Yajozi, Arjozi?
Which musical instrument is closest to you heart?
My acoustic guitar. That specimen may be the only thing that I have truly loved
What would you say your music is most about?
Love. Faith. Hope
If you had a cause or a purpose. What would it be?
To help and guide others
What do you think of Pretoria?
Its rad. I have the coolest friends there, and my favourite spot to hang out is Vintage Coffee
Who’s the greatest South African musician or band? Dead or alive.
What’s the strangest thing that happened to you this year?
I met Miss South Africa, twice. That’s something that doesn’t happen everyday.
What drives you to write?
It’s the best way I can express myself and talk to people. Plus its a lot of fun.
What’s the writing process like?
Challenging, fun, amazing, sometimes slow-sometimes fast, but mostly its incredible when it all comes together to create something special. Sometimes I have lyrics, sometimes I just start with a melody that I have in my head. It’s always changing. Which is really cool.
Which things concern you out there?
There’s a lot of concern, but perhaps the way that some men treat women. That really concerns me.
Why do you think music is so important to people?
Music is a universal language. It can add to or even change your emotions. It can tell a story without using words. Where are words end music begins.
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