South African music star Vusi Nova covers Prince's 'Purple Rain'

South African music star Vusi Nova covers Prince's 'Purple Rain'

South African singer Vusi Nova joined Breakfast with Martin Bester on Thursday to perform his version of the Prince classic, 'Purple Rain'. 

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Vusumuzi Nongxa, better known as Vusi Nova, is a multi-award-winning South African artist.

His title as one of SA's best performers proves true judging from all his international performances, where he was invited to represent South Africa.

Nova was also the closing performer and guest judge for two Seasons of 'Idols SA', as well as a judge for the music talent search reality show, 'Amazing Voices of Africa Season 2'.

Watch the full performance here:

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In September 2022, Vusi Nova released an EP titled, 'Ndikhethiwe (I Was Chosen)', which was a very personal album with songs that touch on complex life topics: on 'Ndincede' he addresses his alcohol addiction putting himself at God's mercy praying for deliverance from alcoholism,; on 'Makhelwane' he addresses jealous neighbours and how those around you can destroy you. 

The last song on the EP is a beautiful and heartfelt cover of Prince’s 'Purple Rain'. The EP was well received by Vusi Nova’s fans and got raving reviews from the media community. 

"It's an eight-track EP Deluxe - I wanted to go back to what people know me for; love songs. Be it a breakup song or a madly in love song because that is what I'm known for," he said.

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"The EP talks about the ups and downs in relationships - I never wanted to be boxed - and even in this EP , I have your Ballads, Soul, Blues, Afro Pop, Afro Soul and even RnB but the theme and one constant thread is always Love - It's basically me just going back to what I'm known for. 

"The First Single - Ndincede was released in May 22 as part of a teaser Campaign for the FULL EP Release. Social Media and Tweeps all had their tongues wagging to the #DrunkenSong recorded in LANGA with Mme Ntengza Mambutho. 

"This Single also set the beginning / Episode one of #SingMySong Reality show to be released in 2023. Giving the EP extra / Longer Life on the national Playlists."

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