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Talented singer chases her dreams

Talented singer chases her dreams

Eighteen-year-old Vuyina Sijinga is fast making a name for herself as a talented singer.

Over the years, the East Rand has seen the rise of several musicians, performers and sport stars. Talented eighteen-year-old Vuyina Sijinga has joined this multitude and the young singer is fast making a name for herself.

The Grade 12 pupil from Edenvale High School found her voice when she was eight years old and cites her friends as the reason she started singing.

“They would always tell me I had a good voice and I should enter shows like Idols,” she said.

Vuyina first gained recognition for her vocal stylings when she started posting cover versions of songs on YouTube, with one video reaching 1 000 views in one day.

Since then, Vuyina has released three singles, an EP (released on August 4) and is hoping to record a full length album next year.

Vuyina’s first single, I know, did extremely well and received airplay on several radio stations, including Power FM, 5FM and Cliff Central. Her second single, Let You Be You, was a success and rose to number two on Jacaranda FM charts.

The young singer, who describes her music as pop with a bit of R&B thrown into the mix, writes her own lyrics which she bases on her personal experiences as well as the experiences of others.

Although she hasn’t performed at any major music festivals yet, the talented performer says she would love to share the stage with one of her role models, Rihanna.

“She is not afraid to be herself and always encourages people to do the same,” said Vuyina when referring to the international chart topping artist.

Aside from singing, Vuyina is an active and adventurous individual who enjoys spending time outdoors and playing sport. She also loves spending quality time with her close friends and family.

Vuyina is currently focusing on her studies and when she is finished school she wants to study marketing as well as pursue her passion for making music.

Even though Vuyina is relatively new on the scene, the 18-year-old already has a dedicated fan base and, judging by some of the comments under her song I know on YouTube, they are eagerly waiting for her to make her mark in the music world.

“My fans are very loving and show a lot of support for my music. I always get tweets and Instagram messages from people telling me how much they love my music,” said Vuyina.

With her star on the rise, the singers advice to other aspiring performers is, “Always do what makes you happy in music, and always be yourself.”

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