JR’s FEEL GOOD LIVE SESSIONS’ Episode 9 presents South African Songstress BUCIE. Showcasing an exclusive preview of her upcoming album “Re-Birth”, while also taking us down memory lane with her hit singles “Superman” & “Get Over It”.
Dubbed the Princess of House Music, Bucie (born BusisiweNolubabaloNqwiliso, 10 March 1987) is a South African R&B and House singer. Known for the seranading voice on Black Coffee’s Superman, Buciehaas went on to affirm her position as one of the best South African House Vocalist. Her 2014 “Easy To Love” single peaked at number 9 on South Africa’s official music chart.
Where It All Began
Growing up in her home town Klerksdorp Bucie loved to sing for fun together with some friends and led the local church choir and participated in a number of arts programs. It all began to change drastically after she was introduced to Thandukwazi “Demor” Sikhosana”, a South African music producer who is also the co-owner of Demor Music.
In 2005, she did the Soul City soundtrack auditions and ended up singing and dancing in the Chicco produced group Maubani. And in 2006, she was in a June 16, youth project that was done by the highly respected, Duma kaNdlovu. On this project she had an opportunity to share the stage with top music acts such as Judith Sephuma, TshepoTshola, SbongileMngoma, Arthur Mafokate and ThembisileMntaka. SomiziMhlongo was the choreographer of this highly regarded project, which gave her valuable insight about some of the workings of the industry.
The name Bucie came about after a series of deliberations. Because the industry already has a number of Busi’s, the plan was to come up with an exciting and powerful stage name that best described her.
The funked up Bucie was the perfect name that matched her rock star mentality.