5 Things You Should Know About Ntosh Gazi
5 Things You Should Know About Ntosh Gazi. Ntosh caused major waves in South Africa with his smash hit John Vuligate alongside Mapara A Jazz. He later went on a continent-wide tour as the demand for his music and style grew. The superstar found that of all the African countries he has visited, the people from Tanzania resonated the most with his music.
Here are 5 things you should know about Ntosh Gazi:
1 The amapiano star has shown off that music is not his only passion. He is also an actor who has received recurring minor roles as an extra in TV soaps. He is also a theatre actor, having performed with a lot of veterans on theatre productions. “I grew up in the theatre. Gibson Kente’s children are the ones who taught me. I’ve worked with a number of veterans”, he said. He had his first professional show at the University of the Witwatersrand for a production company called Drama For Life.
2 Ntosh has had a hand in a number of local film productions with Mzansi Magic. He has also lent his talents to a number of international productions as a 2nd and/or 3rd AD (assistant director).
3 Ntosh has also revealed that he is about the Skhothane lifestyle. He is inspired by Paris and Italy and his love of fashion knows no bounds. “I was inspired by the young guys, especially Material Culture. But most of all, the Italian lifestyle, it’s almost like my culture from birth. My uncles used to love Italian clothing; including my father, they were the people that loved clothes and fashion. The luxury lifestyle. I believe the Skhothane lifestyle started with the Pantsula lifestyle… The Skhothane are the new-age Pantsula, the clean version of amaPantsula,” he explains.
4 Ntosh admits that he started making music as a solo artist later in life. He began as a choir musician. Although he has a deep passion for acting and the theatre, he believes that music is where he maintains his full power of expression and reach.
5 Ntosh Gazi made the decision to leave South Africa and relocate to the United Kingdom and says he has built a huge market for amapiano in the country.