By Jonk wa Mashamba
If you have not listened to the latest offering of Sydwell Skheto Malulekep, that’s an unforgivable flop!
Everyone, mostly Tsongas, who knows what real music is, has already downloaded the songs, in order to move with the time!
Skheto is not a new kid on the block! He has already made an impression on the musical scene, having worked with great musos!
He has served as a full-time member of the Ntokonto Music Development Project, owned by Dr. Thomas Chauke, Dr. Sithole and Shinyori ‘the Junior’ Themba Chauke.
Skheto was part of over 40 musicians in the project from 2007 to 2018, who were learning new music skills.
Since he was the best lead and bass guitar player, his role was to teach others how to play the instruments professionally, while he learned other things from the three directors.
Skheto gave nearly all Tsonga musicians, including his master tough challenge when his last offering, titled Nzi dyohele nsati na vana, was released.
According to two award winning musicians who asked to remain anonymous, Sktheto’s all 10 tracks recorded at Wellthelma Studio are hit.
Asked which tracks he likes most, Skheto who worked with his wife Thelma as backing vocalist, says: “All are my favorite, course I took my time to create them.”
The album has other tracks like Mali, Kasi u lo yini, Hiya emahlweni, Va vulavula ngopfu, Tiyisela, Mpfunde makatleni, Ku khoma leyi hlotaku, Hi ba xitepe and Mafemani.
Skheto who released two other great albums, was between the age of 12-15 when he was inspired by Dr. Thomas Chauke.
But when his brother, Livers Maluleke, played the tin-oil-guitar, Skheto followed him until he could play better.
Born in 1979 in Mininginisi Block 2, Skheto has already performed for his master, Dr Thomas Chauke in some projects. He also worked with Dr. Sithole, Themba Chauke, Papa Penny and many others in the music genres.
If everything goes as planned, Skheto could become Xitsonga’s greatest legend.
A father with three children advises others not to give up on their dreams.
His music is available in all online music shops for download.