Byline: Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

10 January 2020

Aviwe Mbeka most commonly known by his stage name “Creed Paris”, from Embalenhle, Ext. 11 describes his journey in the entertainment industry as a challenging one, but his passion helps him keep his head above the water.

Like any child growing up Creed faced many challenges when he was trying to find his path to succeed in music industry.

Although he has been discriminated and judged by his schoolmates, he did not give up on his career.

He started off as a soccer player then had to transition to dancing where he discovered his musical talent.

He later joined a school choir where he found his voice at a performance he took part in for the opening of a side portion of eMbalenhle Mall.

“After I completed my matric, I registered at Tshwane University of Technology and I could not finish my studies due to family crisis,” said Creed Paris.

He further stated that he had a bitter journey growing up without knowing his father which resulted in him searching for a job at a very young age just after dropping out in University.

Despite the misfortune, he still has a dream of becoming artist.

According to Creed, he was once on a singing show called Shikisha which was aired on eTv a few years back which he won.

He also once auditioned for the South African Idols where unfortunately he performed and had stage freight and walked out of the stage which led him to loss the competition.

Creed stated that he is extremely excited to showcase more of his talent during Valentine Alligant Night which will be hosted at 911 Lifestyle in eMbalenhle on Saturday, 18 February 2023.

He stated that his wish is to perform just before Mr. Red Mike Donald performs so that he can make his mark on stage, where he will sing only two of his songs which are ‘Best way’ and ‘No drama’ at the event.