One of South Africa’s rising artists, Muneyi, is preparing to record his long-awaited EP which fans have been looking forward to since he graced the stage 2 years ago. Muneyi has launched a crowdfunding campaign through Backabuddy, a crowdfunding platform where fans can donate funds toward the completion of Muneyi’s EP. The independent launched the crowdfunding campaign through his Instagram page, where he connected with his fans directly in order to reach his target of R50 000.00.
Originally from Venda, and a self taught guitarist who sings in his native language, Tshivenda, 24 year old Muneyi has been on this music journey for a while and in 2019 he won AFROPUNK’s Joburg Battle of The Bands competition, making him one of the most exciting artists to watch out for. Since then, Muneyi has performed in a number of events, but his momentum was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in planned gigs being cancelled, a situation which forced him to look to fans for assistance.
Muneyi comments saying “As an independent artist whose career is starting to lift off, the effects of Covid-19 have been devastating. This pandemic started immediately when I had just quit my 9-5 job to focus on my career and craft this project, but with gigs being canceled, I was forced to use my savings to pay rent, buy food. The lockdown has provided me with the opportunity to confront many emotions I had been avoiding and I am pouring all that into the recording and the overall creation. I think by the time I come out with a project, I will be exhausted but with a lot of contentment and fulfilment.” Muneyi has a single out called Lufuno, which he released in June 2019.
To support Muneyi’s crowdfunding campaign, please visit https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/muneyi-masibigiri where you can pledge an amount towards his goal.
You can follow Muneyi on:
Facebook Page: Muneyi
YouTube: Muneyi Official