Butterworth-born musician and University of Fort Hare (UFH) Political Science master’s student, Bulumko “Slogan” Mapukata, has taken the South African music industry by storm with the release of his independently produced debut album. Within just one week of its release, the album skyrocketed to the top of music charts, cementing Slogan’s position as a rising star in the music scene.
At the age of 27, Slogan, who is currently based in East London, holds an impressive educational background, having completed a Bachelor of Administration in Public Administration and an Honours degree in Political Science from UFH. Now, he has proven his versatility and creativity by venturing into the world of music.
Titled “Bulumko” (meaning “Wisdom” in English), Slogan’s six-track EP was unleashed on May 30th to eager listeners. The project quickly gained traction and has secured the coveted number one spot on iTunes, a remarkable achievement for an independent artist. Additionally, one of Slogan’s tracks, “Isiphithiphithi,” featuring Nombila, has garnered attention and is currently featured on one of Spotify’s Top 25 Playlists for hottest unknown songs in South Africa.
Expressing his gratitude, Slogan extended his heartfelt thanks to his over 7000 Facebook supporters, acknowledging their unwavering support. He stated, “I can’t fully express how grateful I am for your support. Thank you for continuously playing ‘Bulumko’ EP. I know it’s just the beginning, and I appreciate you taking the time to engage with my project.”
The burgeoning artist also expressed his appreciation to SLIKOUR ONLIFE for including his track, “Isiphithiphithi” featuring Nombila, on their Spotify and Apple Music Playlist for hottest unknown songs in South Africa. This recognition further validates Slogan’s talent and potential, propelling him into the spotlight of the music industry.
Slogan’s remarkable achievement serves as an inspiration for aspiring musicians and showcases the power of determination and talent. As he continues to make waves with his captivating music, fans eagerly await what the future holds for this promising artist.