I started my poetry blog “Nomzi Kumalo, What Are You Waiting For?” because I did not know how else to get through what I was going through, sober. This was 6 years ago, today.
I had buried my dreams so deep inside of me that life eventually shook me so hard, to such an extent that I had to surrender my inner world to you with my words. This daily practice became my way of opening my heart and remembering the way to my dreams.
Do not underestimate the power of writing down your own words. The practice will positively impact different aspects of your life. Start writing. Speak into a voice recorder if you must. See what happens.
I will have my first ever release concert, 26 February 2020 at Herr Nilsen, in Oslo. It will be cool to see you, so come and say hello.
Also, my poetry book is marinating and I can’t wait to get it ready for publishing and share it with you. Thank you for being here. Love always, Nomzi ❤️🥰💖🌸🌺💓🥳❤️🥰❤️💓
Photo: Nabeeh Samaan.
Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2020.
It has been a whirlwind of a year in music and I will always cherish and remember you because this is where it all started. The benefits of blogging far superseded anything that I could ever have imagined!
My first single, “The Truth”, is out on all platforms!!! CLICK on the link below to hear it! The song is about how I did not want to take responsibility for my own decisions so I filled up my life with people and things that literally muffled my senses. “The Truth”, lyrically speaking, is me having a date with myself, waiting for someone to show up to save me from my miserable life. But nobody is coming to save me. Because it is me that has to show up.
This life is not a dress rehearsal. No, no. So I urge you to have mercy on yourself and forgive yourself. Start there. There is nothing inside of you that is too dark and too ugly for you to face. And should you need a helping hand to do so, surrender to that. Also, talking with a professional might be the key to unlock the blockage. Take a leap of faith! You see, we were never meant to be here to do this alone.
I am forever grateful for you. Your presence and support means the world to me. Happy holidays!!! 🌺🌺🌺 May 2020 be your year of good health, love and good fortune!!!
Nomzi Kumalo is a South African-born, France influenced and naturalized Norwegian singer, songwriter and poet who found salvation in seeking her truth. Kumalo’s music is a cinematic tale that migrates from her South African childhood, through France, and beyond the frozen wilds of Scandinavia.
Kumalo sings without filters, connecting with her audiences with a striking french pop, pop and soul fusion sound. Her music portrays the innocence of young love and the anguish of adulthood. As a little girl she loved to wake up to the sound of her grandfather playing classical piano, when he would visit. She spent Sundays dangling her feet from the pews of the Baptist church as she absorbed hymns and harmonies.
Kumalo became an explorer whose music was forged in solitude, far from the familiarity of home. Born to a Xhosa mother and a Zulu father, now based in Oslo, Kumalo has journeyed through Europe, stripping away vices and gathering eclectic influences that give her music a timeless edge and a naked honesty. Kumalo speaks openly about facing down the demons of addiction and the pain of stepping out from behind the drink that muffled her senses; but more importantly the enjoyment and clarity of vision in her writing since beginning her recovery. This brought her the opportunity and honour of teaming up with Brian Vibberts, the 6x Grammy Award winning producer and engineer and Multi-Grammy Award winning mastering engineer, Joe Bozzi to engineer her music.
Copyright © Nomzi Kumalo, 2023.