EKASI APPRECIATES QEQESHIWE THE UNQUENCHABLE QUEEN
Without a shadow of doubt she's Bulawayo's finest
Afro-jazz queen. However; her roots go deeper than what we see in her today. Queen Qeqe has served the kingdom of performing arts with pure dedication from childhood. Ekasi is honoured to share her story
She takes pride in being the one and only princess of Mntambo family. She doesn't tire in describing how she's been raised in a love-filled Xhosa home. She grew up in Cowdrey Park but her roots extend to Mbembesi. She went to Mahlathini Primary and George Silundika High school.
HOW SHE CAME TO BE
She would participate in any arts performance at Primary School.
At the age of 10, Qeqe was already a recording artist at Ingwe Studio's. As she passionately pursued her God-given path she was met with a lot of opportunities in her early twenties. It's then that she performed with Kalawa Jazmee, toured the world with Umkhathi Theatre Works, iNtombi Zomqangala, participated in Intwasa and MASA Festivals between 2013 and 2016. She's been the vocalist of the Jam Session band since 2018. Since then she has manifested her gift through mostly her Xhosa afro-jazz songs.
As an actress Qeqe appeared in the movies Suku and Stitsha. She's been very active in the theatre performance from 2012. All her work has been paving way for her grand entrance at the 2021 Bulawayo Arts Festival as the Ndebele Queen Lozikheyi. She's a multi-award winning actress today.
EXPERIENCE SHE HAS TO SHARE
Jazz is for those who understand it so it has its own crowd. For you to penetrate this industry as a jazz artists you should stick to what you do best and make people to love your work. You might experience manipulation and suppression simply because you are female.
WHAT FUTURE DOES SHE PROMISE TO THE WORLD
The world should expect more films and more music.
"I recently graduated with Sisnextgen, an organisation that empowers women in the arts sector. I am now qualified in Studio Production and Sound engineering. I'm therefore in the process of setting up my studio at home."
WORD FOR THE YOUNG AND THE UPCOMING
" You must tell yourself, no matter how hard things are I will make it. There are no limits to what you can accomplish. The only limit you can place is in your thinking."