- Sjava released his 18-track album on 27 January 2023.
- Thirteen songs on the album have gone gold.
- The single ‘Isoka’ from the album went double platinum.
It’s been one year since Sjava, real name Jabulani Hadebe, dropped his album Isibuko, and the album has done well, with a couple of songs on the project being firm favourites for fans.
The musician released the album on 27 January, and to celebrate the anniversary, he took to his social media accounts to share his gratitude to his fans, thanking them for their support.
He also thanked everyone who was involved in making the album by sharing the milestones the album has reached. Thirteen of the songs on the album have gone gold, two have gone platinum, and another has reached double platinum status.
Speaking about the album, in a press statement, Sjava said: “This album is a reflection of my journey over the last few years and speaks to my experiences and growth as a person and as a musician. Musically, it is a continuation of the process that began with the Umsebenzi EP/Deluxe, and I hope my supporters enjoy the body of work”.
“I know it’s been a while, but I trust that the album will be worth the wait. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last eight years of my career, and I look forward to continuing this musical journey together in the future.”
Listen to the double platinum song here :
Previously speaking to News24 about his process of making music, Sjava said he never creates music anticipating his supporters’ reactions.
“Usually when you make music, me personally, I just create and put it out there; whatever happens, happens. I always focus more on a good product, so if I trust the product, then for me, that’s enough.
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“That’s why when you get robbed at the awards or anything like that… you don’t get stressed that much… So, for me, it’s always making sure when I work on music that I’m always dedicated and always make sure it’s a good product, it’s quality. And then, after that, it is in the hands of the listeners.”