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Local award-winning musician releases first EP

Nhlanhla Mthethwa has released his first long-awaited extended-play, titled The Philogynist, which features Afro-trap soul tracks which he recorded in a backroom studio.

Nhlanhla Mthethwa, also known as Slam Eazzy, announced his return to the music industry after a break.

The 28-year-old Ebony Park musician released his first long-awaited extended-play (EP), titled The Philogynist, which features Afro-trap soul tracks which he recorded in a backroom studio.

Mthethwa is also well-known for the various awards he has gathered. In 2019, he was nominated for an Ekurhuleni Trap Music Award for best collaboration and song of the year. He won both categories. In 2020, he was nominated for the 011 City Awards for best song of the year and won.

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“I am not from a wealthy or well-off family. I had to work hard to earn a reputation. It has also prompted me to prioritise my job, even when I am discouraged.

“Although I have not yet achieved my intended goals, I keep going. In the music industry, experience isn’t as important as the will to grow,” Mthethwa said.
Throughout his career, the musician has collaborated with a variety of artists, including Benlay, Leverage, King Sweetkid and Bigstar Johnson, all of whom are featured on his EP.

“One thing to keep in mind about the music industry is that you cannot make it as an artist or musician on your own, especially when starting out.

“You need all of the help and support you can get from your fellow artists, family and community. The support I have received thus far has helped me establish my career, for which I am eternally grateful.”

Mthethwa described his EP as one that consists of three tracks: Cela Nimkhuze, Don’t Play Remix, and Go.

“I believe you control your own destiny, so we need to develop ways to help us access opportunities.

“Artists should learn to analyse music trends and blend them with their own style. Their music should also allow listeners to connect with their emotions.”

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