Dubbed as South Africa’s Rihanna, 18- year old Sindisiwe Magoso, known as La Sauce blazed the music charts and YouYube with her singles, Cooler Box and I Do. The entertainer shares her passion for music and success tips to young people
What, from your childhood, sparked your interest for the entertainment industry?
Growing up I was a very observant kid. I loved listening to the radio and enjoyed different types of sounds (Genres) by artist around the world until I discovered I had a sound that would change the industry.
How did your family take your dreams to be in entertainment, did they support it or did they want you to do something else, if not how did you convince them that you made them the right choice?
Lucky enough I come from a very understanding and supportive family. My family encouraged and supported my dream of being a star.The effort to my art was a spark to my future.
You are only 18, tell us how you got signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment and how has your career been since?
My first step in the art started last year during my matric year. I recorded my first single called ‘Independent’. The only resource I had was the Internet and Social media and so I used it to my advantage. Weeks after releasing my song on social media I got contact with Ambitiouz entertainment, sent through my single ‘Independent ‘ which is where my journey in the industry began. So far my journey has been very interesting and welcoming.
What is the story behind your stage name?
My stage name is simply a dimension of who I am. I like describing my personality as having a dip of various styles and creations.
Tell us about your single, Coolerbag, what inspired it?
What inspired Coolerbag was the desire to bring different people together and creating a great vibe in a fun way!
And the single I do, featuring Amanda Black, how did that magic come about?
Amanda Black and I wanted to remind people that the love they see in older couples like our grandparents is real and that the love stories they read about in fairy tales can become a reality. We wanted to bring back the sense that true love still exists.
Who has been your role model and what is the best career advice you have received so far?
My role model has been rapper, Zakwe and global star Rihanna. The best advice I’ve got was from Zola7 who said, “Allow yourself to grow enough to harvest”. I want to grow, learn and always live to inspire.
I have to ask, your voice has been compared to that of Rihanna, how does that feel and is she someone you look up to as an artist?
Rihanna is one of the people I do look up too. Being compared to her is sometimes misinterpreted but personally it’s good to be compared to someone great.
What can we expect from you for the rest of 2017?
You can expect a lot of Sauce! I am experimenting on different types of sounds and styles of music with other artists. I am also working on a project I might drop later this year or early 2018.
What is your advice to young people who want to make a success of themselves in whatever industry they want to venture into?
Dreams do come true just believe in yourself first!
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