Although there may be a temptation to classify Joliza’s sound as Afro soul, on careful listening it is not as simple as that. Joliza labels his genre ‘Bhacasoul music.’ The label pays homage to his ethnicity – Bhaca – into which he was born: his family is from Emawusheni village in Mount Frere, a place dominated by the AmaBhaca people. Joliza’s sound also leans towards the African traditional music known as maskandi or umbhaqanga, a genre that contributed to his musical upbringing. The multi-award-winning musician is a holder of the Bay Area Music Award in the Best Newcomer category which he won in 2017. He also holds three Nelson Mandela Bay Music Awards in the categories of Best Newcomer, Best Male Vocalist and Best Afro Pop.
Producer & Lead Vocalist: Thandikhaya Joliza Magayiyana
2nd Keyboard & Vocals: Sivuyile Scott Msizi
Lead Guitar & Vocals: Mandilakhe Chaga
1st Keyboard: Siphiwo Manyonga
Base Guitar: Sipho Gqirana
Conga Drums: Chumani Blou