By Simba K. Nkulah.
(News of the South)-The following interview was conducted by Simba Kyle Nkulah [S.K] exclusively for News of the South with UJ Wald, elaborating more on his musical escapades and his 3 year managerial contract with Eugene Majuru which will see News of the South exclusively promoting and marketing his music.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome once said that ,a man without the holy spirit is a blind man…he may not know it but that’s what blindness is all about. But when the Holy Spirit comes into your life, you will no longer be blind because he will cause you to see what others can’t see. Such is the magnitude,charisma and faith within UJ Wald’s songs and through out the interview it was like deja vu,i felt as if the day of the Pentecost was upon me and flames of fire were going to come crushing down on me ,oh yes I felt like repenting when UJ Wald got deeper in the interview.
[S.K] Is Oussie your stage name or real name and if not what is the motivation or story behind the name?
[UJ Wald] Oussie is more of a shortened name to Oswald. My real name is Oswald Moyo and my stage name is UJ Wald. I took the ‘Wald” from Oswald ,”UJ” is Unstoppable with Jesus as I am a believer.
[S.K] Please elaborate more about the newly signed partnership with Eugine Majuru and News of The South to market and promote your music for the next 3 years and what you hope to achieve, through out the course of this partnership, your vision?
[UJ Wald] The partnership came at the right time as I need more publicity and all thanks to Eugene and News of the South. Ooh brother I hope to become a household name not only in Africa but worldwide. I know it pretty much seem like a fantasy or dream but what is a man without some faith?
[S.K] What is the secret or motivation to you agreeing this lucrative deal with Eugene and News Of The South?
[UJ Wald] The secret is having faith in God, Eugene and News of the South in knowing that they are more than capable to make my dreams materialize.
[S.K] When did it all start for UJ Wald to realize that music is the one for him and did you always engage in your current genre or its something that developed and matured as you grew into your music?
[UJ Wald] I wasn’t always a good vocalist I remember all my friends where good singers and when I would sing they would strongly encourage me not to try again as I was terrible at it.I realized that music was for me not long back ,I decided to follow this desire and calling in 2014 .I was always a soul guy,though I can sing anything depending on the genre that can expresses my lyrics better.Although I have worked pretty much hard on developing myself and in the future I hope to focus on pop and electronic and bit of hip hop.
[S.K] Do you write your own songs and what drives,motivates UJ Wald to be who he is and the music he makes and if he has any albums to his name thus far?
[UJ Wald] I do compose my own songs and motivated by the love for people ,success and music is the only thing that makes me feel satisfied and whole.I am who I am because I have found what I love most and enjoy doing, that’s my lyrics and beats .No album as of yet.
[S.K] Have you done any live performances before and if you’ve done so ,how do you handle mistakes and pressure when you are on stage?
[UJ Wald] Yes I have,when it comes to mistakes the best thing you ought to do is prevent them from happening at the first place,but if it happens you don’t stop you continue or cover it up quickly.Stage pressure… oh yes make the stage yours and it won’t pressure you and i encourage myself to face anything.
[S.K] Now that you are on your way to the top [through this 3 year managerial partnership], to be one of the cream de la cream in the music scene.Do you feel as if some people will be on your wings trying to take advantage of you?
[UJ Wald] hahaha [laughter] yes some might even come back to life,but hey it’s all for a good cause.What is a great artist without some drama around them?
[S.K] Last but not least,what can your current fans and your newly found family members of News of The South expect from UJ Wald in the near future?
[UJ Wald] They can only expect the best music and that it is going to be the greatest journey, a ride of a life time.
Success is not always about greatness. It is about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. To touch ones soul through words its the most difficult thing a human being can ever attempt to do thus the main reason most artist shy away from the soul genre. Therefore for a 21 year old UJ Wald to do this type of music it takes a lot of soul searching, valor and a vision. This young man is one of the brightest young artist I have come across with and to be quiet honest i only know one talented ,charismatic artist Prayersoul who does the same genre more beautifully in Zimbabwe. Rare talent such as UJ Wald only need exposure and he will just take pride in mesmerizing the world and with this 3 year managerial contract, greater things are just starting for UJ Wald.
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