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Entertainment - Date: 26 May 2019
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 4546
One of South Africa's hottest musicians, Percy the Postman, will represent the country at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
Percy the Postman was born Percy Mukwevho, into a family of seasoned singers and musicians in Vhembe District. He started performing live when he was about eight years old.
He released his debut album, Here I am, at the age of 13 in 2001. On Here I am, the young singer was asserting himself and his entry into the music industry.
He is enthusiastic about his participation in the international music festival. “This is a great deal to me,” he said. “The invitation and participation serve to reflect on the history of my career. This further shows that I am embarking on a whole other level of my musical journey.”
His second album, Spectacular, followed in 2003. He was one of the young generation who were signed by EMI/CCP, who marketed and distributed their music to a larger audience. Some three years later, he made a comeback with In the Headlines, which boasted hits such as Ordinary life and Roses need to be watered.
“That was a flowery season of my career and I enjoyed it,” he said.
In 2015, he released his masterpiece album, The P-PostMan Album, which had hits such as You gonna know (who we are), on which he featured the world-acclaimed artist Anthony B. More stand-out songs included Legend, Gimme di ganja and Lion and Son o' Lion.
“I am now working on a new project that is almost in post-production. We are doing some touch-ups on it and the material comprises live fusions with the best of instrumentalists ever,” he said.
The Primavera Festival runs between 27 May and 2 June. “My performance will be nothing but epic,” he said.
Percy the Postman. Photo supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.