Bujwa and Dzet keep Gqom alive

By Dumisani Hlatswayo

Some people believe gqom is dead following the rise of Amapiano. But this distinctive genre is not likely to die any time soon. Among artists working hard to keep gqom alive are Sibusiso Mgcini (Bujwa) and Nkosikhona Zuma (Dzet). The cousins didn’t know that meeting with a potential manager would be the genesis of their duo “Bujwa and Dzet.” Their music career as gqom artists today spans over a decade. Two months ago, the pair celebrated their ten years in the music industry.

Bujwa and Dzet have worked with hitmakers like Dj Lag, Sosha Ngcobo, and Nyc1. They started performing as a duo back in 2010, and they have never looked back ever since. They have performed in numerous shows and events, including the Siyashosholoza Inanda dam, one of Durban’s biggest events. They have also shared the stage with Dj Tira, Casspar Nyovest, Dlada Mshunqisi, Mampintsha, Babes Wodumo, Dj Lag, and others.

Some of their earlier releases include “2010 kdala sikulindile”, a song they did for Soccer World Cup hosted in South Africa. Other songs include Njalo featuring Mzulu, Ngiyavuma, Top-Notch, and a gospel song called Ngizwa Amandla. But it was “Ncika,” a song they released in 2019, that would seal their recognition in the music scene. After releasing it, they started getting more gigs, but then Covid-19 spoiled their success. 

“In 2021, we decided to release “Ncika Remix” ft Dlala Mthoko and Cheesenator BTM, which is our latest offering with a music video that played on TV,” said Dzet. According to the duo, their fans call them NcikaNation; they also have Ncika Nation Entertainment, their record label. Next year, Bujwa and Dzet will be releasing a new single and a music video. For bookings, email bujwanodzet1@gmail.com

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