By: Otto Ngoveni
GIYANI- Siyandhani Village produced another shining talent in the music industry, Nhlahla Surprise Rikhotso known as Surprise Bee is a 29-year-old singer who was born and raised in the dusty streets of Siyandhani Village which is located few kilometers from Giyani town.
His love for music started at an early age while singing in church as he used to bless his fellow congregants with his melodious stellar voice.
After matric he went to Pretoria to further his studies, however he decided to take his music to another level and formed a group of three called “Khutlong Le Kgotso” and did an album which was not that successful.
The group suffered the harsh treatment of the music industry, so he proceeded to seek his breakthrough and finally met a Skoroza the Producer and started as a back vocalist for many Xitsonga music artists including Joe Shirimani and Prince Rhangani to name a few.
The Inauguration, Surprise Bee album is made of hits like “Mbilu ya mina” and “Thandiwe” that came after his current manager, Fumani Kalonga thought of helping him to make his dream of surprise bee a reality.
Kalonga says he saw a covered diamond trying to shine and deemed it necessary to unveil this diamond for the whole world to see. The album was released under the duo production company, BhamJive Productions.
Presently the hits are making waves in prominent radio stations and in the households.