Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

22 August 2022

Singer and songwriter, Thulane Perican Sindane was born on 27 July 1993 at KwaDela in Davel.

His music genre is a combination of smooth R&B, afro pop vocals and sweets gospel harmonies together with temporary reggae and world beat rhythms creating a unique brand of conscious music and soulfulness that uplifts and inspires.

He started with his musical career at 2008 and has since recorded four (4) albums under Total Quality Service(T.Q.S) records and Ubizo record company.

In 2012, Thulane won the best Afro Pop singer award at Msukaligwa 2 which took place at KwaDela.

His role model is Vusi Nova, the R&B and Soul genre singer.

The artist completed his grade 12 at KwaDela Secondary School in 2013 and decided to further his studies because “life is difficult if you don’t have any qualifications, so I had to study as a means of security if my music is not recognized,” said Thulane.

He furthered his studies at Oxbridge Academy where he studied Business Management and he also owns a business in the form of a hair salon to make extra money for himself.

The first album titled ‘Impilo Le’ was released in 2014 meanwhile the second one titled “The Long journey” was released in 2016.

The album was produced by Qelumusa Mngomezulu and his crew.

He has since co-produced his album titled ‘Peace’ in 2019 and an EP entitled ‘Kuzolunga Nakuwe’, which was divided into two(2) projects as it had 20 songs.

The upcoming album which will be released this year as his 5th album titled ‘Forgive’.”My family made me love with music as they love singing in the house during our family quality time,” said Thulane.

When growing Thulane says he decided to join Sunday School at church whereby he sang and ended up being chosen to sing with the choir from church.

Through out the journey, “I’ve learnt that my music speaks and heals many hearts,” he said.

Lack of recording resources and less audience are the challenges the artist is faced but he never lost hope and keeps going as he does not want to disappoint his fans.

Thulane hopes to own a studio which will help him produce more music and even develop young artists from his township.

The artist can not wait to be successful and give back to his community.

When asked about his future plans, Thulani said, “I intend offering afternoon classes for free because I’ve noticed that many learners are struggling academically, wish to build a business hub whereby young entrepreneurs can start their businesses, provide school uniforms and food parcels at the orphanages and many more”.

Thulane also believes that “sleep is for the rich”, which motivates him to work hard.