Xosti on Trace Africa

Langalakhe Mabena
UNITED Kingdom-based House and Gqom musician Xosti, real name Xolani Tshongwe, is aiming at becoming one of the international acts to reckon with as his song Khanyisa has landed on Trace Africa, the number one music and lifestyle channel dedicated to African music.

The song which was officially released on 9 September, with its visuals premiering on YouTube on 21 October, is also showcasing on Channel O and it will soon be on BET.

On the song Xosti closely worked with multi-award-winning song writer Zanda Zakuza, Emza, with Afro Tainment’s finest beatmaker Prince Bulo producing the banger.

The video was shot in South Africa by Fortune Films.


From his base in the UK, Xosti who is gearing up to release his much-anticipated album, said he was happy with the progress he was making on the music scene.

“So far so good, my journey in music has been good and I give credit to God and every positive energy that people I have been working with were and still give me. I am happy and content with what I have achieved so far.

“The song Khanyisa that I worked on with Zanda Zakuza, Emza and Prince Bulo has landed on Trace Africa as well as on Channel O. The vision was to see the song              dominating the airwaves on continental and worldwide scenes and it’s exactly on the right path.

“Personally, I know the song will do wonders and last in many people’s hearts because it preaches the message of working hard and not giving up.

“Khanyisa is not just a song, it is very spiritual and special to me. It talks about the hardships I went through in life which encouraged me to work hard and be successful as I am today. This is also something that many of my fans can relate to,” said Xosti.

Meanwhile, Xosti said while in Mzansi he managed to record an AmaPiano song featuring another Bulawayo-born veteran kwaito muso Vukani who was part of Go Boys.

They also shot visuals for the song which will be released on 15 November.

The track was produced by Rorisang Kobeng who has produced for the likes of DJ Stokie, Sir Trill, Slade, Marcus MC, Sizwe Alakine, as well as Rethabile Khumalo who featured on Xosti’s song titled Kanti Unjani.

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