10 Things You Didn’t Know About Busiswa


1. Busiswa Gquli was born in Mthatha

2. She says that she’s Xhosa in every way possible, stereotypes and all

3. She went to a boarding school

4. She is a musician, song writer and performance poet

5. She wrote the song “My name is” for and about DJ Zinhle

6. She believes that her best trait is the fact that she can write all day, every day, and not run out of words as she’s a great communicator

7. Her ideal holiday place is Jamaica

8. Busiswa’s performance poetry journey started when she joined the collective Young Basadzi Women of Poetry in 2005

9. In addition to her music and poetry, Busiswa also works for Art for Humanity (AFH) where she provides workshops for school children, as a means to help develop an appreciation for poetry and the visual arts

10. Busiswa is signed to Kalawa Jazmee Records

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