Mthandazo Gatya proud of his Metro FM nominations and new juice brand

Drink is called JuiSic, a combination of 'my love for music and juice'

Mthandazo Gatya speaks on his musical success and future plans for his juice brand.
Mthandazo Gatya speaks on his musical success and future plans for his juice brand.
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Mthandazo Gatya’s hit song In 2 U has him nominated in two categories at this year's Metro FM awards.

The singer earned a spot in the Best RnB category alongside artists including Filah Lah Lah, Nanette & Blxckie, Tyla and Nontokozo Mkhize.

The song also has Mthandazo nominated in the Best Music Video category alongside De Mthuda & Da Muziqal Chef, Tyla, Kamo Mphela, as well as Bassie & Aymos.

“Getting nominated means so much, this is the second year in a row. I got nominated in two categories just as I was last year. I am happy and this says that there’s something that I’m doing right that people are loving and recognising,” Mthandazo told TshisaLIVE.

Mthandazo said he was grateful to see a sample of a musical classic get such good feedback.

“What inspired me to sample the song was the love for it, it’s one of those love songs that we used to play when we were boys, it helped us a lot with the ladies.

“In every song that I work on, I have to love it first and ideas will just flow for me to come up with melodies and ideas. It was one of those classics that I felt needed a bit of an African touch and it worked out perfectly. People are loving it and I’m happy to see it go this far.”

Mthandazo said the trajectory of his career has been one he’s been proud of as he’s been able to make an affect locally and internationally.

He’s worked with Neon dreams, Ameme and Nektunez (who is signed with Akon).

“I’m very patient with the process and happy with everything I’ve achieved. I’m not comfortable but I’m happy. Working with John Legend has had a huge effect. I’m recognised globally, so many doors have opened. I’m working with more artists from abroad which has always been a dream.”

He’s now set to take his love for music to the next level with his latest business venture.

“I have a juice brand named JuiSic, a combination of my love for music and juice since I don’t drink, I wanted to come up with a brand that best describes me but that will also cater for everyone. For those who drink alcohol we have flavas that blend well with all kinds of alcohol, whiskeys, cognac, vodka.”