The concept of Ubuntu dictates that umuntu ngumutu ngabantu. Motho ke motho ka batho. This concept subscribes to the processualism of ubuntu. In the African…
His family describe him as a friend. To friends and colleagues at Soweto United Stars Soccer academy, he is like a brother to them. The remarkable story of Thobelani Mfecane, affectionately known as Toxic from Port Elizabeth, is one that resonates with many who have dreams of making it in the South African industry. He re-called his primary school days when he wanted to get into the music industry and how his career seemed bleak at an early stage. “I’ve always been a fan of music, I used to write rhymes for fun in class whenever there was no teacher in front of us. I did it just for fun, then one day we decided to record the rhymes into songs during the period 2010 – 2011.”
His music is a dynamic blend of different styles ranging from R&B, hip-hop and trap soul. There’s something about Toxic that leaves you wanting more once you listen to him. He’s an exceptional and talented artist with an expensive musicality. “My family has a rich history of musicians, from my late great grandfather whom used to play musical instruments in the streets during his heydays. “Music has always been a part of me.” Added Toxic.
Toxic is an artist that millions of people country wide will know and love sooner or later. The 21-year old former Economics student at the Nelson Mandela University has seen success in each phase of his life in one way or another, and no matter what, he always values any victory. “In 5 years’ time, I want to be in the difference that makes the difference. I want to be in a position where I can be able to help others achieve their goals and hopefully be one of the biggest artist in the world at the time. There is no two ways about it, I have to work really hard to attain it all.”
Toxic is a singer foremost, but also an accomplished actor and videographer. “Besides music I engage in acting on television. I have featured on Soapies such as Muvhango playing the role of Hulisani’s friend, and made an appearance on Isidingo as a waiter at Bokamoso Boutique. It’s another avenue for me to get into the industry”. He proudly concludes.
Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News.