About Busiswa

Busiswa is constantly adapting her style to suit whatever sound is incumbent in South Africa’s ever-changing dance music scene. Born in Mthatha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province in 1988, the artist was introduced to the scene through “My Name,” a 2012 Afro house tune by DJ Zinhle. As gqom gained popularity in the mid-2010s, she reinvented herself accordingly as heard on 2017’s Highly Flavoured and 2018’s Summer Life. She went for an amapiano soundscape on 2020’s My Side of the Story as the genre took over the country’s dance floors. Though she may switch sounds, Busiswa’s lyrics constantly portray subtle messages of feminism. This approach, owing to her background as a poet, is a common thread in Her Majesty’s albums and scene-stealing guest appearances. This quality was recognized by Beyoncé, who in 2019 enlisted her for the percussion-heavy Black girl resilience anthem “MY POWER” featuring Nija, Yemi Alade, Tierra Whack, Moonchild Sanelly, and Queen Bey herself.

South Africa
November 8, 1988

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