RISING Afro-pop singer, Kyla Blac, is dreaming big.
Buoyed by the success of her latest single titled ‘Problem,’ Kyla continues to showcase her
vocal prowess that has given her recognition and an identity among music lovers.
The 22-year-old was born in Harare and raised in Bulawayo.
She believes music runs in her family although she only took it seriously after receiving lessons from one of her uncles, who is a music teacher.
“I started doing music professionally three years ago,” she told H-Metro.
“I come from a musical family so I think I always knew I would do something that involved music after school.
“My uncle is a music teacher who started an all-female band once.
“I was one of the pianists and backup singers.”
“I want to be one of the biggest female artists and or producers to come out of Zimbabwe.
“Most of my lyrics come from life experiences, my own experiences, and those of people around me.
“I draw from the moods and feelings around me.”
Speaking about her single ‘Problem,’ which has been making waves, Kyla believes the issue of a true identity inspired her to pen the song.
“The truth is that many times we ignore red flags and put ourselves in positions that allow people to play us.
“I think it’s important to remind yourself of who you are and what is your worth and that’s the inspiration behind the song.
“I’m working on a lot, honestly, and I plan to release new music in September or October.
“I have new music ready that I have been working on with some amazing producers and my own productions as well.”
On her connection with the village, she said:
“It’s about where I come from.
“Every time my family comes together my life starts to feel like a musical and it’s been that way since I was a kid.
“My mom says it’s been that way since she was a kid too and her brother always said ‘music will never die in the village.’
“The village is my family and now the people who listen to my music are also in the village, my village, and the music will never die there.”