Ciza (born 23 August 2001), formerly Nkululeko Nciza, is a South African kid artist. His exceptional way of doing music has risen him to prominence.
His parents are both into music which has influenced the artist to follow in their footsteps. He has developed much interest in music as he watch and observed his parents do music.
The young artist has gone independent and gradually continued to pave the wave for himself in the industry. He stepped out of his parent’s shadow to grow his brand and name.
Many call him by his stage name Ciza, but he was named Nkululeko Nciza by his parents. Even though he tries to be independent of his parents’ music career, they played a huge role in inspiring him.
|Full Name:||Nkululeko Nciza|
|Born:||23 August 2001 (age 20)|
|Birthplace:||Benoni, South Africa|
|Parents:||Nhlanhla Nciza (mother) • Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza (father)|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
Ciza was born Nkululeko Nciza on 23 August 2001 in Benoni, a town in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng.
His father Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza and his mother Nhlanhla Nciza both contributed to raising him into who he is today.
Their music profession gradually made him fall in love with music while he was raised. Nhlanhla is a lead singer for the Afro-Pop Group, Mafikizolo.
Thembinkosi is a renowned music mogul. His father is notable for discovering young talents and building them to stars.
Their involvement in music made him grow interested in the industry. They were his source of inspiration during his childhood days.
By 15 years, while he was in high school, the young artist gradually did the music. He began to compose songs and take them to his parents who would correct him and show him the right path.
To gain more experience and grow his knowledge sphere in the industry, he would visit the studio. At the studio, he wrote and tried to study music. His parents also guided him through the process.
Ciza had his primary and high school education in South Africa. After his matriculation, he enrolled to study Business Management at Varsity College.
The young artist is trying to combine education and his career, although it could be challenging, he has found a way to balance them.
He started his musical journey in July 2020 after he received informal training from his parents. Ciza dropped his debut single titled Come Alive. Still, in 2020, the single Adje followed, the song is a fusion of Afrobeat, Afro Pop, and South African Afro-Pop.
The idea for the title came from a widely used word in the Yoruba Language. The language is widely spoken in prominently Southwestern Nigeria.
Although he doesn’t speak nor does he understand the language, the song title was inspired by a word and its translation in the language.
According to him, he wants to use his style of music to capture listeners across South Africa. Although, he extends his target over the shores of South Africa.
Other artists in many countries in Africa have inspired him, artists like 2Face, DJ Maphorisa, DJ Sbu, Mafikizolo, Prokid, and Zahara.
Ciza is a young and talented fast-rising singer. He is single and has yet to reveal who his girlfriend is. He is a career-driven young man who is making his parents proud through music.
- 2019: Perfect Summers
- 2019: One Life
- 2020: Adje
- 2020: Peaceful light
- 2021: Golden Boy Park
Ciza has dropped several songs and hit tracks that shook the entertainment industry. Here is a comprehensive list of Ciza’s songs:
- Come Alive
- Oya Dance!
- Warm Summer works
- One Life
- Bank Notification
Ciza is an Afro Pop & Afrobeats musician. He has continued to impress music listeners with his style of music. According to The Nation, he has a net worth of about $130,000.
His source of income is his singing and songwriting career. Though he hails from a musically inclined background family, Ciza has stepped out of his parent’s shadows.
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