After years of being away from the spotlight Joe Nina has announced that he will now be stepping back full time into the music world and feed his fans the music they’ve expressed to be utterly hungry for.
The star was big shot back in the 90’s and released hit songs such as Ding Dong and Nomthandazo, after these offerings fans anticipated more from the producer unfortunately he stopped being in the front and worked behind the scenes.
At the age of 43 Nina who’s the producer, composer and singer returned in 2017 with a new album titled Time II Time and he’s just dropped a single, Ngil’tholile, off of the album. Joe describes his latest album as a fusion of Afro-soul and African inspired jazz and says it is a sing-along record.
“Being behind the scenes was not easy; music was not making me enough money, but I never starved because I have my events company where I host an annual festival called Celebrating Township Music Heritage Festival.”
The composer stated that he is aware of how music has evolved over the years. “Change is good, the only problem I have is with compilers who choose the same songs; everyone sounds the same on the radio these days.”
He adds that it’s people like Steve Kekana, Babsy Mlangeni, Andile Gaelesiwe and kwaito singer Professor aka Mkhonzeni Langa who always kept him motivated.
“Those people kept me going and we often have good laughs and reminisce about the good old days while looking forward to the future.”
The album is available on music stores nationwide.