Named after its signature track, ChicaBonita, the album is an eclectic adventure into thumping urban commercial house, with crossover Kwaito expressions, traces of gospel and fusions of township lingo and jives.
The energy behind this album is gifted recording artist and songwriter Vuyo VSTAR Qubenge.
Vuyo discovered his passion for music at the age of ten, when he began singing for his school and church choirs. His professional career as a performing artist started in his hometown of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Since then his reach as musician and music activist has spread throughout South Africa.
Vuyo’s musicality comes with an intense awareness of social responsibility. His business studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, furnished him with the confidence and entrepreneurial skills needed to give social issues a voice through his music. He began writing and recording songs to raise awareness for health and wellness educational campaigns on HIV/AIDS, amongst others.
With both business savvy and a passion for music, Vuyo is a force to be reckoned with. VSTAR is a brand that inspires joy through unique sounds and eclectic fusions. A brand that crosses cultural and social divides. A brand that appeals to all ages, from clubbing young adults to gospel grannies.
ChicaBonnita is the embodiment of this brand. Inspired by Vuyo’s love of local music and the social environment he lives in, his songs are the only soundtrack needed this summer to get the party started.