Wie is Gift Matjila?
Gift Matjila is a South-African born singer and songwriter from Pretoria. Gift discovered that he had a talent for music and singing at an early age but decided to further his studies and became the first person in his family to obtain a degree. Apart from a promising music career, Gift works as an educator as he wants to be a role model for young people. Gift decided to take up music again in 2016 and was greatly influenced by Robbie Wessels and Spoegwolf. He was discovered by music executives when he decided to play his guitar whilst taking part in a reality show. His first single ‘’Ek staan by jou’’ was released as a prayer for South-Africa’s farmers and became the official anthem of ‘’Droogtehulp.’’ His second single ‘’Bloedbroers’’ is an ode to his best friend and anthem to celebrate friendship in any shape and form. Gift has the ability to draw from his own experiences to write his music and the results heartwarming honest and unifying. He truly is a gift to Afrikaans music.Gift Matjila