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Singer-songwriter

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Eska

 

 

How best would you describe your music sound?

First generation African, growing up in the UK

 

A common misperception people have of you?

That I’m a backing singer.

 

What are you bad at?

Remembering people’s faces.

 

In a nutshell, what is your philosophy?

The life tenet taken from Micah 6:8: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

 

A phrase you use to often?

Lovely, is it really!?

 

The most surprising thing that has happened to you.

I have a daughter.

 

Eska Mtungwazi is the singer some have never heard of, and should, with her recent Mercury nomination- her self-titled debut album, Eska- released in April 2015, Eska has gone on to woo listeners with simply put; angelic voice. Eska intertwines an array of tuneful components – with intimations of folk, soul, a twist of psychedelia and electronica to liven the mood, born in Zimbabwe, and moving to South London as a young child, Eska has steadily fostered a reputation as one the most talented singers-songwriters in the UK today.

 

In one, rambling run-on sentence, Eska; who is she?

 

Mother, Sister, Daughter, Artist, Performer, Writer.

 

What song, best describes your work ethic?

Shades of Blue.

 

Can you ever switch ‘off’, and if so, how?

Never, I never switch off, time permitting that is.

 

In another life, who would you have been?

Eska

 

What do you wish more people would take notice of?

Trees