The Oslo World Music Festival wants to make room for new Norwegian talent, and this year we are putting the spotlight on Nosizwe, a Norwegian-South African artist. This lady is a real fireball on stage, and the hype around her has been going on awhile. We are proud to present her as “Newcomer of the Year”.
Nosizwe, who is also the little sister of Tshawe Baqwa of Madcon, has been singing since she was eight years old. She has already worked with artists such as Madcon, Karpe Diem, Sofian, Paperboys, Sisi and Charlotte Thorstvedt. In addition, she has sung with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, on the TV2 auction broadcast, at the Oslo Live Festival, as a performance artist for the recognized contemporary artist Anne Kathrine Dolven and as a headliner at the Lofoten International Art Festival in 2011.
Now Nosizwe is striking out on her own as a solo artist with the goal of taking her audience places they have never been before. Her style can be described as a playful yet mature blend of pop, jazz, soul, blues, electronica and hiphop, or in her own words: a musical combination of After Eight and Tutti Frutti. Nosizwe will celebrate the release of her first single at Blå during the Oslo World Music Festival. It will also be the first time she plays music from her debut album planned for release in 2013.