Sizakele “Caesar” Gabuza – “I was born with the love for music”

We sat down with Sizakele “Caesar” Gabuza, an aspiring young musician from Gauteng. We wanted to find out more about this amazing young woman.

  • Who is Caesar? Tell us about yourself, where you grew up and your family.

Caesar was born at Mzimhlope hostel in Soweto on the 17th of December 1985. I am the fourth child out of five. I grew up with my siblings, two brothers and two sisters. I was raised by a single unemployed mother, living in a two roomed shack while my abusive father left with another woman. I struggled a lot growing up poor without even a pair of school shoes.

  • What got you into music?

Nothing more than the love I have, which I was born with.

  • Has music always been your first love?

It has always been in my heart, even as a child. I never dreamed of anything else.

  • For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words:

Authentic. Unique. Captivating. Deep and Beautiful.

  • Which artist(s) have you worked with so far in your career?

Benjamin Dube, Keke Phofoolo, Andile kaMajola, Sfiso Ncwane, etc.

  • What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you overcome it?

Performing after a well-known artist, not being received with warmth since you not known. But I always break the ice by giving my best performance and leave a mark.

  • Do you write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write?

I write my own compositions, I create my own sound. I draw inspiration from everyday stories, challenges, situations and experiences all over the universe.

  • If you could go open up for any artist on tour right now who would it be?

Salif Keita, Buika and Enya.

  • Where would you most like to perform?

Anywhere in Africa

  • Do you ever get nervous when you are about to perform?

I never get nervous. I am a woman of prayer I always call upon the Holy Spirit to fill me up.

  • What are the five things you can’t live without?

God. Prayer. Love. Faith and Smile.

  • What hidden talents do you have?

Acting and dancing.

BY: Uniq Reporter