5 way to, Take charge of your life

Sitting here listening to the game song, the way this guy understands his surroundings and background you better believe he is taking responsibility of his life, he’s from Campton and that’s a rough neighborhood and in his song his making its clear that’s he will do everything to protect his one life, he can kill to protect his family and himself cause he knows he has one life. Maybe your situation is different but there’s no better time to remind one another that’s we have one life and I want to contradict the saying we YOLO , this article is not about that’s but bear with me ,thanks for coming back ,if it’s your first time we call this series of articles LnM ,they’re inspired by a music group called ULwaz No Makhula so check them out ,it was meant to talk about music related topics only but  we realized many people were reading and artists were living wild ,so we needed something to get everyone on perspective and take life seriously.

1. Ask yourself why you are really in this world.

You may already figure out that’s ,you are a musician or whatever you are passionate about but still feel empty after the song is done ,maybe you have another calling have you ever consider that’s? Maybe you already have a stable job that’s really support your family but was what’s that’s you were made for? Maybe you are doing something that’s seems to be changing people’s lives but are the reasons behind your deeds honest? I will be honest with you I wish to see this blog pay me someday and that’s ethically right from a moral stand point and maybe you in a position of power to donate to me to help me focus and improve this website but I hope I can help myself before you do because I want to take charge.


2. What’s stopping you?

See as of today I was talking to my mother about relationships stuff and being open about it, will help me when the time come for me to leave its won’t be a struggle. My point is things that’s may be stopping you in your tracks you don’t know how to create anticipation for anyone who has influence in your life ,so talk some of your wishes and dreams so when they come true ,they won’t be took by surprise or they will try to stop you. So what’s stopping you to do certain things that’s you know will change the trajectory of your life? It may be your thoughts and belief about the thing you want to do, so awareness is important if it does cross your mind pay attention to that’s negative reasoning, like for example thinking investing is hard or people are like this or there is someone running a system you cannot be rich, most of those thoughts are not real so do your research you will see most people has done it so don’t let your mick play tricks on you.

Motivation cannot be linked with real success , but actionable steps in a motivation can.

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3. Take & Own that’s responsibility

As I grow I have learnt to respect elders more than I use to when I was a kid, its either we talk as adults or someone between us is acting childish. I learnt on a book called millionaire fast lane that’s taking a responsibility and not doing a follow up of fixing what’s you said to ,you were really not responsible , being responsible comes with accountability to avoid repeating that’s deed. So If you lost your phone last week and this week you put your phone in a table in a bar while sipping alcohol, you are still on your old ways. Be responsible for good things that’s happens around you as well as bad ones and fix them, See am guilty lately not practicing what’s I preach and if I don’t wake up and keep it real I won’t be reliable to myself, my eating is terrible and it’s going to reflect in my body, I can say it’s my home or anything but it’s mostly me.


4. Take charge of everything that’s you allow your mind it make you do

What’s is happening in our outside world is reflection of what’s is happening in our minds, you may not be aware but there is something called subconscious mind and its does most of the hard work to manifest things you always think about. Because you not deliberate in your thought , you ask for a job even in your praying cause you not clear of what’s exactly you want to do ,you end up doing miserable job ,which has even has a little salary. Day dream at least that’s way better than wishing, because when you wish you don’t calculate how you going to get there, day dreaming at least has images of your aspirations.


Fights your mind when its ask you to do bad things, that’s will harm your health or wellbeing and so on. You may not will all this fights but at least the progress will be there. Stay with people who will inject positive and actionable thoughts not wishers but people with some progress in their lives. Guard what’s goes to your mind and dismiss things that’s don’t align with your new beliefs. Now it’s a Lockdown that’s is happening for the first time in our life time this situation is forcing me to stay at home with my family ,liking it or not and it’s good to a certain extent but our mindset clash everyday but they see I’m trying to better myself so they let it slide ,with that’s said be a force to be reckon with and have your mind solid strong ,sure working on mine to me stronger and be able to deal with itself cause right now lot of battles I’m failing to win but as John Maxwell say I will fail forward. I have one habit that’s I once tried to fight and people gurus spread a myth that’s says in 21 days you can kill your habit or create a new one ,I dismally failed to get rid of something because after those days I started over so my new strategy is being quitting things and trying to not do them totally , because that’s the goal anyway.


5. Don’t fear being different in a good way

If you understand your new philosophy and what’s it can do for you, why don’t you stick to it? Backlash is a sure thing but embrace that’s difference .Dave Ramsey usually say normal is bad, be abnormal to win in life. The good thing is people are normally scared to confront a different person about his/her behavior’s that’s why I always get away with mines and if you give a shot the advices I share life will begin to be easy. What’s I have realized is people know people who is going to be successful in life but still they find it hard to associate themselves with. It was a compliment what’s my mother said about the way I am. So I have a tendency to just talk and without much of a substance of my deepbelieves, so I tell my mom friend that’s I’m going to be rich and that’s what’s I want and my mom said I am going to be, because people who become rich don’t look after themselves much like you earlier on and they wear rags and so on because they simply priorities money. She was about right but she cannot tell my siblings to replicate what’sI’m doing because it’s just me and my mindset and difference that’s I embrace.

Thanks for reading , I may have brag a bit but I cannot get my point across without me being an example and of cause my weaknesses are important so you can hold me accountable if I don’t improve as well .I’m bound to improve cause we holding each other accountable. I want to make an oath of keeping this blog alive for as long I live because its could be helpful to other generations Thank you.


Normal is stupid

Dave Ramsey

WHY UPCOMING ARTISTS HAS MORE MALE FOLLOWERS THAN FEMALE ONES

Hi thanks for paying us a visit us once again, we want to share our perspective and maybe how we can improve this, underground and mainstream males like music more than female and this is not a scientific research and to upcoming artists the gap is too much not just for their music they share but even in instagram we saw that’s if you do hip hop on House and gqom and anything that’s is not musical but lyrical mostly guys follow you so why in our humble understanding that’s is?

  • 1 The lyrical content is mostly male related situations.

We may argue on this topic, but things pop culture sings about is normally streets and hustle and sometimes good life, where girls are just part of that’s good like and not important piece. So when woman hear this they rather tune to gospel music more and thinks of god than watching music videos with other woman like them popping as out while the alpha is a male .So this distaste is something most artists are not aware of but as we have seen the big songs are from people like Sjava in SA where woman is very important and treated with respect in songs and videos, ambitious entertainment balance all gender when they push their artists. London is a female artist they have and its beauty attracts males to follow her and females to want to be like her before even knowing her song , same apply to Nicky minaj but without balance we see most males being a followers of music artists especially the upcoming ones ,they encourage and give this artists hope.


  • 2 Because we approach our fans at this stage.

This comes down to self control and separating business and pleasure, our partners may not like what’s we do because of the small attention we get any worse if we found them through music,we need to convince them she was just lucky. On other hand we don’t know the true intensions of our female fans we may take advantage of them and we end up losing them because of resentment and seeing other sides of us, If we approach them it’s become a awkward situation. While on the other hand if you just become friend she will bring you more fans of a female kind which is what’s is needed,I saw doing a music video with my cousin her influence to other girls made the video get notice to a different demographics  that’s was a big up, But all in all we shouldn’t take advantage of ladies if they show love of our music.


  • 3 We don’t have a female member in our team.

If a studio is made up of males only the minds and strategies are the same and that’s girl feel is missing and we fail to connect with ladies, meaning A&R should play its part here, Even talking about teams is something rare to other artists, team is what’s make an artist people who do the business side of things and management of most things about an artist. If your team doesn’t have a woman you can be sidelined and miss a huge market that’s is supposed to be supporting you, the branding on its own is important, like my aunt said the other day I can buy Sjava’s Cd but I cannot stand him on TV so for big companies they should find a way to figure that’s out .if an artist could resembles his/her music that’s would be a win.


  • 4 We don’t know how to influence them.

See for years I wasn’t good at dating and I couldn’t figure out why, its might have been lack of confidence and other things and sometimes I saw my friends with girls and made an argument that’s  it’s because there are girls in their homes and we were all males in my home. I was right in to a certain extent up until I saw my brothers good at this, then as I began to know how to do this as we I saw that’s its all came down to influence. Our music is written to a male stand point of things and apart from the fact that’s they can vibe to it, we didn’t create a connection where they listen to the song when they’re not at the club or party. So it’s important if we write really put ourselves in different shoes so we can influence every one. Other artists always write songs about me!!! Me!!! me!!!,but that’s too as good as it is may not convince people to follow you. You can be a voice for them and then they will be influenced to follow you as their leader.


  • 5 Our Posts are not appealing to them.

Since we are an aspiring artists and we still have a long way to go ,quality of what we post may be low maybe to the fact that’s we don’t making any huge moves so all we posts it’s just gibberish and if not that’s it’s because our content has a low quality because of the gear lack so we need to take stock of those challenges as upcoming artists and solve them. Instead of buying new pair of jeans when you don’t need a G-star expensive jean go to Mr. price and get it that’s way ,the change can go to a camera so fans can have a poor quality but not us we need to be different somehow.

So this article was inspired by the fact that’s someday I looked at my instagram analytics and saw 80% males and 20% females and this was really a mind opener for me so we need to pay attention to this things. In our culture here we normally have more males in hip hop shows than female so that’s on it own is a problem that’s clearly shows the type of people following us and those that’s reacts to our message. Switching to Gqom and Dance music is a different story and actions must differ as well.


6. Because earlier on before success , we are not in a mainstream market.

Example for this point is Duncan Skuva , before he was signed to Afro ,he has male fans mostly and Tira used his knowledge and influence to put him on females market and encouraged him to tone down on rapping for the street and we saw his sound change .Lesson here is we need to focus on whats working and use it more than trying to prove to one another how good we are. lets study the masses and use the information to diliver great music to attract ladies and female in most demographics cause its has been said they can be a loyal fans who buys as well.

Focus on where your money come from

If you follow this blog/ website you should be already having my number for whatsapp 0840196532, why because if you deal with me you are bound to make money if you have anything to offer. So in this article I will explain where people should focus on to get their share in the market place ,and if you don’t know we live in the market place world and social media is a market place .For your work you market your skills and get hired so you will get paid that’s pure trading.

So you might have a hobby like mine where you share information like this and yet don’t get paid, it doesn’t mean it will always be like that’s so that’s my disclaimer that’s if at some point in what’s you are doing you can be able to monetize just keep doing it and do whatever necessary to grow and start taking those donations and consultation services now without waste of time lets encourage why you should focus on money.


  • 1 Money is for livelihood love it and ask for it.

You spend money every day knowing or not your live costs money so if you can learn to ask for what is rightfully yours when you help people, then your parent or spouse will stop see you as a burden or someone needing to be spun filled. Waking up in the morning how do you spend your day?Can you monetize on your relationship personally I have taught my boys to charge for most of things people ask them to do, not being sent to the tuck shop but person borrowing their money ask for interest and if that’s is working well focus on it and make money, if I ask them to do some hard work that’s needs an older or outside person they are allowed to charge me so they know I’m their source of income and sometimes they can ask to do something. This apply to you as well reading this Artist or not, charge for your feature, make money out of your friends somehow for spending time with you like here at Spliff for any use of our artists we need money and Durban artists hardly use them because here rappers are broke all the time or maybe they don’t want to invest in their music and they have a bad mindset that being charged is unethical or taken for a fool, well I can say a fool is someone agreeing to help for free. Unless its charity so ask for money or you will wind up liked but broke.

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  • 2 You don’t get paid for being nice and agreeing to anything

Today and like every day I get stupid requests just because I have a studio some stranger rapper want to come and hang  out with me and I said no to that’s. No one is allowed to come over and chill here this is a place of work and my bedroom and most of all my class you can learn more here than simply having comfort as he called it. See I have learnt to say no to most rappers on social media because they take everyone for a fool or thinks we all think alike. I said No to a guy who wanted to do a song with me, I said the feature is R2000 and he put hands on his head and that’s really pissed me off but I closed the conversation politely because he just don’t know me even if I said its R500 ,he was not going to pay so I deal with artists all the time but I try to spend less time with them talking business because they don’t understand it and those who do we are fine.

I know that’s I’m a nice person but other people like what’s I’m doing and recognition that’s I’m getting and thinks they can just come and leverage that’s it’s not possible thanks to Makhula for emphasizing the money part in our brand because the feature or a beat you want from me took time if you don’t respect that’s you don’t respect me and I cannot respect you too then. The best way to start a conversation with people who you respect their work is greeting them tell what’s you want and the budget you have and the service you want or if you scared of saying the budget tell them when you want to do this meaning its shouldn’t be month end ,or you would’ve called during the month end and that’s way you avoid coming back to me and asking me do you remember ,That’s doesn’t work its bad because what’s ever we may have agreed to has change.


  • 3 Don’t do things that’s isn’t worth it financially or emotionally.

We know this piece is about money but if you can’t stand what’s you do to get money ,is just that’s bad ,change it not if you are lazy about it ,but if its pays the bills and you don’t have much kills then improve yourself while doing that’s job that’s pays you. For Music artists if you also a beat maker and beats make you money than songs, do beats more and promote them, If songs get you gigs, do the songs, If Maybe you have a camera and taking pictures make you money and you enjoy it, stick to it and study that’s industry so that’s you won’t be outdated as the technology improves. Learn more about your customers and engage with them.

The best investments parents can do for their kids and themselves is encourage the tuck shops at the home outside building and encourage kids imagination and if it’s going to better the situation at home, if the kid is showing the love of selling help out and get the stock loan the kid and take your initial investment so the kid will keep going, that’s focusing on the money tuck shop is a backup for jobs since anything can happen while going to work or the company itself challenges will be there thief’s and all but you will prevail.


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  • 4 Focusing on money also means saving it

I won’t talk about investments, but saving account and 31 days’ notice account is important, stop order is important and don’t do a mistake of saving all your money earlier on and thinking that’s will make you reach, saving of money is not to make riches but to have a piece of my and liquidity for emergencies as well as forself-control and confidence. Having money on the account gives you courage to face life head on and have something to live for excepts your kids but not having money as a problem but a tool to help you navigate through life.

We saw our parents go overboard with stokvels not know what’s they’re doing and it’s really not helping our community that’s much and people playing or conducting it, some steal interests for themselves and its not to save money for anything to improve the situation at home or bring more income it’s just to have more food and but more stuff and that’s why our society of South African is not prospering. I’m not just pointing fingers I know what’s I’m talking about and I’m trying to better myself and trying an antidote and people normally don’t want such cures but try I will and this is the platform I will use to share my unhappiness and ideas.

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  • 5 Pension and disability money is not a great source of income.

Government’s controls the populations and they have a basis to do so, as a country we need to be more independent and responsible than taking hands out from governments. Yes others need them and some of us can start from the bottom up by ourselves and we need more of that’s .Once we start and being responsible as a society we can help government deal with community issues rather relying on them for anything as well as in tax payers’ money which is us. If anything to this source of income for kids especially which is us youth of today make kids while we not ready financially , we bonds with our kids emotionally but we cannot provide for them ,how stupid is that’s ? Why don’t we become responsible in bed use condoms and contraceptives? And limit ourselves that’s until I have certain amount in my account then I can bring someone in the world or will try but only then.

Hard as it is that’s the decision I have made , I know there is a pressure at home my parents want to be grandparents at my own expense and I cannot repeat that’s mistake that’s happened to me. And my kid shouldn’t use government money if he/ she is in my life which is my wish ,scamming to be disable and all in order to get this money is a bad strategy as well , work for your money , smart and hard then do good to yourself and others and most importantly live your life.

Other thing we as people are not aware of is this incentives can end anytime so relying on them is a huge mistake ,like now the R350 stress relief fund by govenment may around even after Corona Virus and people will forget thats they were not entitled to this money ,when they no longer want to look for a job because of this so i will suggest not to be to grateful if you are in need of this money but self check and improve your circumstances next time.


Money like mind is a great servant but a terrible master

Swing
  • 6 Don’t eat the mother (principle) of your kids (income) eats the babies (Profits) from your kids (income).

The above subtitle is an metaphor , but you should be able to understand it ,Don’t sell the store to make a huge buck now and stop the monthly and daily cash , don’t sell your rental rooms and make an extra R100 000 now ,which you were going to make any way. Be disciplined and keep putting drop of rain on top of the other that’s way ,you will be using power of time and effort then quick win that’s will take you back a mile away. Keep reinvesting your money until you have more than enough.

Thanks for joining us today on LnM, we are ULwaz No Makhula and we won’t leave you in the same state as before you knew us . Make world an interesting place and maneuver it and be a better individual and stop wondering around and make something of yourself thank you.

ULWAZ NO MAKHULA WANT TO MAKE IT ON THEIR OWN,

They turned down a R100 000 loan to boost their music career saying:“We want to do it by ourselves and prove it’s possible to make it in music without a deal”

Vosho the upcoming single

[Durban Inanda, March 27, 2020 Friday] — Two young men—Lwazi ‘ULwaz’ Ngcobo from eNanda and Khulani ‘Makhula’ Blose from eNdwedwe who are 2 halves of a qgom duo Ulwaz noMakhula, are releasing their double singles called “Angsaboni” & “Wamnandi” via social media and radio this week and the “Angsaboni” music video is also ready for release.

They don’t only do qgom but Afro house as well and amapiano. When asked why they are so versatile and why not focus on one genre, Makhula answered that the music industry is always changing and they need to be on top of their game. ULwaz added that people have been appreciating the music but that it’s hard when you starting out because people you look up to don’t seem to care.


They shared a story about turning down a 100k deal because they felt losing control was going to make their hustle not worth the while and music has no limit to what you can spend before seeing dividends. They encourage the youth of South Africa to bet on their talents without dismissing school but balance the two and pointed out that music is an ultimate entrepreneurship tool if you are an indie artist.


ULwaz No Makhula are under Spliff Entertainment, a company they founded when they met at DUT whilst they were studying IT and became friends. You can enjoy their music from the links below.

http://www.youtu.be/IC3F40s7gjg click link to download

There’s is nothing valuable that’s isn’t worth sacrifice

angsaboni by Ulwaz No Makhula ft Magibela & Dj Target No Ndile