One of Black Coffee’s most trusted musical friends and go-to vocalists
Soul Star finally lets the world into his solo career. After years of writing
music, featuring on other artists’ projects he has finally released his own
music with a banging single Ungowami featuring Samthing Soweto and Fka
Mash. This is also a big milestone for this soulful crooner as he releases
his music independently through his company Kya Soul Records.
Born Velaphi Sylvester Mtimkulu in Sebokeng, Vaal. Soul Star has never
dreamt of nothing else but making music that moves people. “I love love, I
make love music, I want people to fall in love, fight in love, tell love stories
through song, and that is really what my music is about. Love” He started
off in a choral choir, got into Iscathamiya, gospel, kwaito then R&B. He is a
Soul Star’s musical pedigree afforded him an opportunity to musically direct
a sold-out show held at TicketPro Dome (Black Coffee’s Music is King
Concert), where he also conducted the choir. He performed his biggest hit
song (which he also co-produced) Rock My World, alongside Black Coffee
and a 24-piece orchestra Africa Rising Concert at Moses Mabida stadium.
He also directed the music and sang on the Ballantine’s advert with Black
Coffee and the Human orchestra.
Further on, he worked on the Lux’s advert soundtrack We Are More with
Black Coffee and Ribatone, which features Lira, Nhlanhla Nciza and
Moneoa. Some of the features includes My Sunshine (Culoe De Song),
Another Man (Black Motion), She Goes (Heavy-K), Ndiphendule (Da
Capo), Thembalami (DJ Merlon and Mondli Ngcobo) incl. the remix with the
5 time Grammy award winning group (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Nqo
(Lemon & Herb), Ivili (Boddhi Satva) & Wela (Djeff).