Music Trio Graduates Together
Three Music students, who are not only in a music group but are also good friends, could not hide their excitement when they graduated together from UKZN’s College of Humanities.
Mr Nhlanhla Mzobe, Mr Nkululeko Mchunu and Mr Lucky Swele are the members of a trio called Ubuciko The Art, a group that recites poems fusing vocals and musical instruments - a guitar and a recorder.
Mchunu, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Drama, said his success in both academic and performance fields is driven by passion and the love of the arts.
The poet in the group, Mchunu of Hammarsdale, said balancing performing and studying gave the members of the group the power of understanding and groomed them to reach their goals.
Bachelor of Arts in Music graduate Mzobe said he was happy he chose to study at UKZN. He said performance was part of his degree which compelled him to perform at several different venues, including UKZN functions.
Recordist Mzobe of KwaMashu thanked his mother for letting him study music and a benefactor who paid for his registration fees. Mzobe’s brother also graduated at UKZN on the same day.
Guitarist Swele of Limpopo said he met up with his two friends and group members by chance after they were allocated the same student residence, and they were all studying Music.
The group members thanked their families, friends and God for keeping them together since 2011 and for continuing to respect each other.
They will continue performing while studying for their postgraduate degrees and have plans to take their talent to the townships to motivate the youth and encourage them to believe in themselves.