IT ALL started with his childhood fantasies of becoming a musician, and imitating musicians in his home while still a child for Thokozani ‘Tee Tee’ Fekade has never stopped chasing his dream of bursting through the music scene.
“There was a tavern at home. So I would sing every song that used to play and imitate the artists,” the 28-year-old said.
“I think that’s when I fell in love with music and singing. ,” said the 28-year-old.
“But it was when I entered Clash of the Choirs in 2013 that the dream seemed possible.” he said.
The King William’s Town-born musician went on to enter The Battle of Municipalities Talent Search Competition and managed to come out on top.
“That was a talent search for all Eastern Cape artists and I won.
“Ever since then, I have been focused on getting my music, getting the exposure and telling my story through my music to try inspire others,” he said.
Fekade, who just released dropped his first single, also aspires on putting out a full album and tell his story that will inspire other young people.
“I can say I have a testimony. I have stories to tell about where I come from and where I’m going.
“I believe someone can take something from these stories and even be motivated,” the Afro-soul artist said.
“My music needs to be played on radio and TV. There are not enough opportunities in our city for local artists.
“Sometimes people will come to me and say, ‘why don’t you go to Johannesburg’ because there are not enough opportunities and resources to support local artists,” he said.
However, Fekade who counts Busi Mhlongo, Vusi Nova, Nathi Mthethwa as some of his biggest influences, says he is determined to make it in his home town. he is bound to make it in his home town.