Bekaa tells OneVybe all about her upcoming single

Published: 27 June 2014 | by Janine Dube
Bekaa tells OneVybe all about her upcoming single
OneVybe Magazine caught up with singer, songwriter and actress Bekaa Maphosa who has managed to pack quite a lot into her young life.

The 18-year old is currently working on her upcoming single 'Show me the way,' which is coming out in July.

Music has always been a big part of Bekaa's life and she says, "I started singing when I was as young as 3 but only began to take it to a professional level when I was 16, debuting with the single 'Wish I Knew.'


Wish I knew - Bekaa


"Before music, precisely when I was 12, I worked as a professional dancer for a group called Ablaze, operating as one of the choreographers and when we broke off in 2012, I made a decision to pursue my talent and love for singing."

"I am also an actress, I have covered songs for the likes of Jennifer Hudson (Spotlight) South African Dj Sbu (Remember when it rained) and Rihanna (Diamonds), which I released last April and is one of my best.

Even though the singer is based in the UK, she has a lot of love for Africa and is very much connected with the continent.


Bekaa is of Zimbabwean dissent but was born in South Africa


Bekaa told OneVybe: "'Show me the way,' is about African culture, love and unity.

"It shows the struggles and the pain that we go through as a continent, deemed as poor but yet the people are wealthy in humanity, good will and character.

As it is set in an African village, I am portrayed as a conscience, a messenger of the people and the reason for this is because my aim as a singer/musician is to inspire, encourage and display the trueness of Africa; and as lover of diversity, my music also aims to unite us as beings."

Bekaa's other work includes performances at the Indigo 02 in London, Coventry, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Surrey.

In April 2014 she performed in the UK and Ireland alongside South African heavyweights Heavy K and Professor on their 'Beautiful War' Tour.


Heavy K and Professor - Beautiful War


Bekaa, a devout Christian, is now preparing to go to university.

Bekaa told OneVybe: "As I have recently finished my A levels, I am going to university this year because I want a degree. I love music but I have the brains and I need to understand the music business in a deeper level.

"I am young  but I will make a difference. God has great things planned for me and I am ready for the sleepless nights, the mental blocks and constant travelling because singing has gone beyond being a dream, I am slowly turning it into reality and believe me, I will get there."

It is all not work for the ambitious young lady though. She says she loves "reading (I am a book freak) exercising, annoying my siblings, shopping, chilling, laughing (only because I think I'm a comedian) and having a good time."

OneVybe will give an update when Bekaa's upcoming single comes out.
- OneVybe/Bekaa/Youtube

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