He carved out his name on the Cape Flats music scene and now Sandiso Mbulelo, fondly known as Seyda by his peers and a growing legion of fans, is steadily capturing Gautengers with his beats.
Now working for one of the top internet service providers in the country, Seyda had to relocate to Gauteng where his musical prowess was tested and approved.
Rapping largely in isiXhosa but mixing with other national languages, Seyda has found the Gauteng fanbase welcoming.
“I do rap, hiphop, kwaito and even softrock instrumentals. My beats are universal so everybody who enjoys music feels at home,” Seyda said on his recent visit to Khayelitsha.
He has been featured on platforms like Rolling Stone Magazine, Casanova Audio, The Young Independents and MyCityByNight.
“I have been playlisted on multiple radio stations such as Zone Radio, Bush Radio, Imperial Radio Network (Canada), CUT FM, Trend FM, and Radio Zibonele,” he said.
In 2015, he release a much talked about autobiographical single called Godly, followed by Bazothini 1 and 2? in 2020 and a year later.
His career highlights include being televised on Channel O’s video playlist, and he appeared in the Reforest Fest Performance Nomadic Orchestra Album Feature Discovery Vitality advert in 2021.
“I work for Ikeja in Gauteng so it means my performances are mostly there but my roots are in Cape Town and I should be back to soon to make my fans happy,” said Seyda.
He believes young artists have a bright future if they stick to their vision.
“Music is art and we must treat it with respect, it needs one to pay attention,” he added.
As Seyda continues winning over hearts in Gauteng his deep desire to is to return “’home” and share his musical skills with youngsters from Langa and elsewhere.