Simphiwe Dana opens up about her career and battling depression

Simphiwe Dana says although she has had successful concerts in the past, it is not easy putting these together because South Africa is such a pop orientated country.

It is these kind of projects that grounds us, that then becomes a springboard for all the other pop stuff that happens in SA. So, I would encourage investors to invest in this because this is what you call culture.

Simphiwe Dana

She says at the moment there aren't young black women who are doing concerts as she does and she can only do so much to help.

I'm into conceptual projects, for instance at the Cape Jazz this year I am doing a project to celebrate the centenary birthday of Madiba with an all women band.

Simphiwe Dana

Listen to her talk about her career and tackling depression...


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