Klaas mixes his passion for music with education

Moratuwa ‘Klaas’ Gininda says his journey into the entertainment world hasn't been easy but he doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. Photo: Supplied

POLOKWANE –  The 25-year-old from Lebowakgomo began his music career at an early age. With education as one of his priorities, Klaas completed a diploma in hospitality management at Capricorn TVET and now has his sights set on music greatness. He recently released his new AfroPop single, Senoinoi, and it is already a favourite hit on several radio stations such as Thobela FM, Energy FM and GLFM.

“I started singing at the age of five and I began to play piano at 15. I was a choir master, a pianist and a vocal trainer growing up. Aside from these activities, I help children in my community with their education by giving extra classes after school. Just as education is one of my priorities, so is living a fit and healthy lifestyle which is why I run a health and fitness facility at the church I am based which caters for people in the community. I also manage the church football and netball club to help keep the youth off of the streets,” Klaas said.

He began to pursue his career as a professional musician while he was doing his tertiary studies and he formed Gospel Dynamites, a gospel band which grew in leaps and bounds. They recorded a four-track gospel project and performed at social gatherings in their community.

“I decided to pursue a solo career and recorded my first single, Senoinoi, which I wrote when I was 12, last year,” he said.

Musicians such as Joyous Celebration inspire him as their music evolves with time. Ringo Madlingozi is another artist he admires as he has a unique way of singing that communicates with people from all spheres life.

“My journey has not always been smooth and I had many financial difficulties I had to overcome. Another problem is as a young artist people often take advantage of you by inviting you to perform at an event and then refusing to pay. I made it as a musician because I refuse to give up and I am persistent to achieve my goals.” He added his family, aside from his cousin Vinny Ngwenya, wasn’t initially supportive of his dream to become a musician.

“Vinny has been my pillar of strength who has supported me since the beginning. Being a musician is a God given gift that we don’t choose, it chooses us. My goal is to have my own music academy where I can teach aspiring musicians. There are several big things in the works woth regard to my career as an artist and I am excited for what the future holds.”

Klaas has shared the stage with big names such as Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Kgotso Makgalema, Winnie Mashaba and Solly Moholo which he added was a big honour and blessing.

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