South Africa’s young and budding gospel music talent Esihle Siwela has dropped his second single Ingeyakho, a follow up to his 2020 spiritual hit Uyinkosi.
Siwela worked with local talent Bhazonke Bheki Mthembu to produce Ingeyakho, which he says is a song about praising God.
Inspiration behind Eshile Siwela’s ‘Ingeyakho’
He explains, “The song is about giving God the praise that is due to Him, exalting His name. Siyakuphakhamisa means, ‘We lift You up, we exalt Thee.’ Asizenzisi means, ‘We are not pretending.’ We are prompted by Worship and Praise. God blesses us within which encourages us to glorify Him and Him alone.”
Esihle Siwela’s profile
Esihle was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, to the late Gloria, who tragically passed away when he was only four. He never knew his father while growing up and was raised by his mother’s older sister who also passed away last year.
Singing was his first love when he was still in primary school where he did choral music. In high school, Esihle discovered his passion for gospel music, which he officially took up as a career in 2018.
“My inspiration is God. I receive so much strength from Him,” he muses. “I am also my own inspiration because life growing up was not easy. I have been through some tough times and my belief and trust in God has pulled me through difficult times.”
The talent artiste knew from a young age that he will become a musician, songwriter, composer, and vocal coach.
He explains, “Performing on stage is what I live for. My ambition is to expand my music career to reach international stardom. I want to touch lives across the world, using my God-given talent to exalt God’s goodness and mercy.”
Esihle’s music inspiration comes from a variety of local and international music stars, including Ntokozo Mbambo, Benjamin Dube, Dr Tumi, Kelly Khumalo, Shekinah and John Legend.
Regarding the future, Esihle says, “I believe my journey is only starting now; the future awaits. I hope to release an EP with a compilation of songs at the end of April or May this year.
“It will feature gospel and soul songs as I believe God has given me the talent to perform in both these genres. The EP will tell the story of my journey, what I have been through, nature, the power of love and forgiveness and what God means to me. God is faithful in his word, he will use me as an instrument to share the gospel through my songs.”
Watch Esihle Siwela’s Ingeyakho music video on YouTube here.