Speaking to Essay Magazine The Soil’s Buhle Mda opened up about the challenges The Soil faced before their success . She revealed that the a cappella group used to receive a lot of ill-treatment from industry folk but they were still determined to heed to their musical calling.
“We were young and from the township. People said we didn’t know what we wanted, but we really sweated to be recognized. We went to many festivals and gigs and sacrificed a lot of time and money because our vision was greater than our challenge. We were once tagged as boring, not relevant and old.
The words ‘we made you’ and ‘we pay your salary’ are the most piercing lines I always hear in the industry. But passion drives us to do what we do and, regardless of the fame we have, I am as human as everyone else and I have bad days too.”
Besides music Buhle has also started a clothing line which she wants pension workers to work on so as to revive their skills like sewing.
“I want pensioners to work on my clothing line and continue working on the skills they are good at, such as sewing. I also want to help uplift young, disadvantaged but gifted girls in the art.” Said the singer.