Introducing Thembe X: Joburg-based crooner uses his music to highlight & celebrate the beauty of black women

Johannesburg-based artist, Thembe X, is South Africa’s next R&B superstar. Thembe X is a multi-disciplined creative, who is also a seasoned and well-respected visual artist. He croons his way into the hearts of R&B lovers with a sound that could compete well in the international arena. What sits at the core of his artistry is the celebration of black women, black beauty and dismantling misogyny. His message is simple but revolutionary: black men can also be emotional, respect women and celebrate the women that give birth to them.

Thembe’s R&B is sensual, packed with emotion and allows him to be completely vulnerable. The man knows how to hold a note and tell a story, and that sets up to be one of the best up and comers we’ve heard recently. He recently released an EP called the Goddess EP, where the focus is black love, the beauty of black women and modern relationships. The EP is refreshing as it gives one insight into how young black people are interpreting, unpacking and speaking about love.

Stream the Goddess EP below.

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Nkululeko Nkosi Creative entrepreneur, self-starter and writer are some of the words you can use to describe me. Inspired by the grit, rawness and passion you often find in underground and alternative culture. Based in the greatest city in Africa, Johannesburg.

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