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Saturday, May 12, 2018



RnB/Hip Hop rising star, Cindy Lorreta Hlubi (28) a.k.a Lorreta, is all set to release her latest single on May 16, promising a banging hit with authentic local flavour.

Lorreta is a South African born singer/songwriter, aspiring presenter and entrepreneur. Originally from Sydenham, now based in Pinetown, Lorreta has already achieved major strides in her career so far, having shared the stage with South African music stars with the likes of Nasty C, Babes Wodomo, Zakes Bantwini, Siphokazi and others.

Her latest offering titled Nobody sees her partnering with one of Nigeria’s hottest Reggae/dancehall exports, B’Clean (who is signed to the renowned Nigerian duo P-Squared). She's also collaborated with local Kwaito newcomer, Sgananda Shezi - popularly known for his performances on the hit soapie Uzalo on SABC 1.

This club banger will be released on May 16, 2018, and presents a dancehall and afro-beat style whilst honing in on the currently trending Gqom wave, but still remaining true to Lorreta's remarkable RnB/Hip Hop flair in perfect harmony.

Commenting on the inspiration behind Nobody, Lorreta said: ''I've always been fascinated by reggae and dancehall music hence I felt the need to create a 'feel good' track of my own with elements I enjoyed. I enjoy making interesting musical blends and I wanted to share a piece of my world by showing the masses where I'm from by including the local ascents of Kwaito and Gqom.''

She is extremely excited about the collaboration with B’Clean and Sgananda: ''To be honest, B'Clean's role on this track was initially intended for Ghana's dancehall Queen 'AKsongstress' and when a trusted talented producer friend of mine by the name of Captain Blu introduced me to B'Clean's music, I immediately knew he was the man to bring it all together. As for Sgananda, his raspy deep voice is one of a kind and I anticipate all the ladies falling in love.

"In thought merging dancehall, R&B, Gqom and Kwaito together seemed like a wild idea and at some point even my producer thought I was crazy, but I had a vision and I was determined to pull it off. I soon found out that optimism and focus is contagious because the beat that my producer eventually created is the proof in the pudding, it is fire!'' she added.

The 28-year-old is determined to make her mark in the music industry in South Africa, Africa and abroad. ''I've always believed that I was born to be great and furthermore that the economies of time will eventually work in my favour if I'm consistent in my beliefs, that build my character, that translate into actions/activities that will eventually impact the community. My start just happens to be in music. I would like to encourage all, and especially women, out there by saying that whatever your dream may be remember that optimism is the key, many people have ambition and talent but optimism is the key that rewards your patience.''

Lorreta's music video debut, Mood released in February 2017 and has been flighted on TV music programming channels like TraceAfrica, MTV Base and Channel O. She later released On Fleek a trap song that playfully honours the strength and prowess of all women and their confidence in their own skin.

Following the success of these releases, Lorreta’s newest release, Nobody, will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube from May 16, 2018.