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Defying all Rules with Her Indie Attitude – Jozia is South Africa’s Hottest New Star

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  “When listening to her deep, raspy voice, one can not help but think of some illustrious artists who preceded her, such as Brenda Fassie or Tina Turner.“ (Djolo)

Rose Lukhele (born 1993 in Daveyton, SA), known by her stage name JOZIA, is a multitalented Singer/Songwriter and Indie Artist from Johannesburg.

Jozia is a consummate musical chameleon with an adventurous spirit and a distinctive artistic
vision. She loves to experiment with styles, sounds and words, blending genres like acoustic folk,
soul, pop and indie rock. And yet her output is so distinctly her own; perhaps it‘s her emotive and
multifaceted vocals or the courage of her unconventional songwriting.
 Spiced up with wordplays, poetic ambiguity and a subtle humour, she explores the big
themes in life that really matter: Love and loss, mariages and cows, otherness and alienation, puberty
and identity, marihuana and democracy, and, of course, the unsolved mistery of mother-daughter
relationships. Even if we don‘t understand the words – Jozia sings in Sepedi, Zulu, Xhsosa, Xevenda
and English – the pure intensity and emotionality of her songs unfold a magic that we cannot escape.

 As innovative and unconventional as a Singer/Songwriter she is as the Director, Actor and
dancer in her music videos, slipping david-bowie-esk into completely different roles and characters.
The videos ,Mamokebe‘ (91 k views), ,Dlozilame‘ (My Ancestor) (53k views), ‚Julio‘ (41k views) and ,Njalo‘
(Always) (25k views), are published on Jozia‘s Youtube-Channel: www.youtube.com/c/JOZIAMUSIC

  The debut album ‚Mamokebe‘ has been released in March 2017 on iTunes, Amazon,
Tidal, Spotify and other stores. The physical album is distributed by Soulfood Music and available
in stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Jozia does not have a role model for her music, but follows her own distinct artistic
vision which includes the way she is singing, writing, performing, dancing, directing and dressing.
However, she has been inspired by such eclectic influences as Björk, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Adele,
Zahara, Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, U2 and Billie Holiday.
FOR FANS OF – Lianne La Havas, Santigold, FKA Twiggs, Tracy Chapman, Erykah Badu, Ayo, Asa,
Nneka.
This is one artist not to miss –