Bucie Nqwiliso shares why she is leaving the music industry


With a voice that demanded attention from a very young age, she has had some of the most amazing collaborations in the music industry from Black Coffee, Zakes Bantwini, Black Motion and Heavy K. She has produced numerous hits, won awards and earned herself the “Queen of House Music” title.

As the saying goes; “It’s so hard to say goodbye.” South Africa’s most loved house music diva, Bucie Nqwiliso announced in April that she is leaving the music industry to focus on being a mother to her two sons. Luckily for her fans, the songstress is bowing out of the game in style with the most recent release of her 5th studio album titled ‘Rebirth’. Bucie has a string of popular singles to her name including the smash hits ‘Easy to love’ and ‘Superman’ which was later remixed by American rapper Drake.

Bucie joined Anele and shared so much about her childhood, how she developed her love for music, being a Xhosa girl in a predominanty Tswana-speaking mining town, to meeting Chicco Twala and how her career blossomed, motherhood as well as why she’s exiting so early from music.

Some fast facts about the Queen of House Music.

Bucie is a cousin to Jimmy Tau, their mothers are sisters.

Bucie auditioned for Soul City in Bloemfontein, ended up singing in a group.

Bucie supports Kaizer Chiefs.

Bucie used to charge her family 50c to sing for them when she was young.

Bucie grew up in Krugersdorp, where she learn SeTswana.

Bucie’s father worked in the mines, her mother is a Pastor.

Bucie fell pregnant when she was 17 and in Matric, gave birth at 18.



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