Xoly Mabala aka Xoly Devine DHLA innerview

24.4.17





There is an abundance of raw talent right here in South Africa. Our paths with Xoly Devine finally crossed and here is our piece...


DHLA: Who is Xoliswa Mabala and how is she different from Xoly Devine

Xoly: Xoliswa is a child that was raised at church , loves to sing and likes to see others happy ,and Xoly devine is a dancer and a go getter, she does whatever it takes when given a platform to perform .

DHLA: Are you sometimes confused with Xoli M‎?

Xoly: Well some people do confuse me for Xoly M but she is big you know already out there and I look up to her

DHLA: When and who discovered your singing voice?

Xoly: I was discovered by Spokes H in 2012 but we had our differences and l took a break from the music industry
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DHLA: Which Djs/Producers have you worked with?

Xoly: I've worked with Chris Deepak from Greece, Ntsako and now working with Andrea Curato in Greece.

DHLA: Any 5 tracks that you loving at the moment

Xoly: Tracks that I love are Ubomi , Uthando, Heaven,Breath and Themba lam. All feature me on vocals

DHLA: How is life for a female house music vocalist compared to your male counterparts?

Xoly: Life as a female vocalist is very difficult because most male producers think we owe them something and we have to give our bodies to get to the top

DHLA: Any prospects of you Djying or producing at some point‎?

Xoly: Djying no I don't really think I'd like to be one ,but I'd like to be a producer because I know my style my voice and it will be much simple if I produce my own tracks .

DHLA: Do you feel ladies still have to compete in this male dominated industry?

Xoly: I don't really feel like females have to compete in this male dominated industry , it's 2016 now and females are already climbing the ladder in most places .


DHLA: What have been your career highlights?

Xoly: When Chris Deepak from Greece remixed my track, for me that was an honor and having to perform before the late Senyaka in a gig at Hammanskraal.

DHLA: How do you prepare for a vocal set?

Xoly: I'm at a church choir and we like to sing at home so I'm always ready and don't need much preparation for vocal set.

DHLA: 3 Djs and 3 Producers that you recommend?

Xoly: Dj Zinhle , black coffee and Heavy K those are producers and Dj's I recommend.

DHLA: What should we look out for, from you this year?

Xoly: This year I'm working on my album and that's what you should look out for.

DHLA: What’s your take on the possibility that the Sabc could scrap the 90% local content rule?


Xoly: For me SABC is doing as much as they can for SA artists and musicians.

DHLA: What could be done for SA music to penetrate the global music market?

Xoly: For SA music to penetrate the Global music market i think that's up to record companies to open doors for our music.


DHLA: Who musically inspires you? ‎

Xoly: The late Lebo Mathosa inspired me, when she was on stage she'did give her all like it's the only day she has to perform

DHLA: Do you have a team that you work with?

Xoly: Right now I don't have a team I'm working with, just Andrea Curato in Italy.

DHLA: If you were the Minister if Arts for a day what would you change?


Xoly: If I were a Minister of Arts, I'd open a market for upcoming artists to showcase their talents ,especially in the location.

DHLA: If you had a chance to enter this music industry differently, what would you do?

Xoly: A chance to enter the industry different will be doing a track with one of the big shots in the music industry.

DHLA: Any message to your fans?

Xoly: To my fans I know I don't have many yet but thanks to those who buy and support me in all I do.


DHLA: Any advice to up and coming vocalists?

Xoly: For upcoming vocalists especially females never let anyone bully you into doing something that you don't like ,if it's yours God will eventually open doors for you .

DHLA: Please share your social media handles‎

 Xoly:  My social media handles:
 twitter Xoly_Devine and also on instagram
then Facebook is Xoly Devine Mabala.

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5 comments

  1. Hehehe I so can't wait for it
    This lady right here is something #DHLA got a star ⭐️
    Xoly make sure I be the first to get your autograph when you come around

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  2. You so sweet, thank you il do that .

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  3. Going up to the stars Xoly cant wait to see you up there with the stars

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  4. Thank you Thami, with God all is possible

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