Busie Smith was inspired by Buyelekhaya to encourage Xhosa Speaking and Cultural people to always remember to go home because that’s where their gifts and talents are birthed and earthed and cultivated from.
They need to soak themselves up in the culture of being Xhosa so that they can still maintain that gift that is so unique to the Eastern Cape Musicians.
She believes in Buyelekhaya, her heart goes out to the people that are unable to connect with their families because family for her is community, community is the most important thing.
So being from Noordspoort where she originates from, she is very in touch with her people back there. For her, being around her people makes her music authentically Xhosa very familiar with the Xhosa dialect and people she loves being in Eastern Cape. Being a recipient of the Buyelekhaya 2016 Music Award, she was able to connect with her Xhosa Culture.
Busiswa Gqulu (born 8 November 1988), known mononymously as Busiswa or Busi, is a South African singer-songwriter and poet. Born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, she gained public recognition in a feature on DJ Zinhle's song, "My Name Is",
The 4th Buyel’Ekhaya Fashion Development Programme 2019 kick started on the 10th of October 2019 with the annual Fashion Development and Adjudication Workshop which was held at the Mariam Makeba Center in East London. The
Busie Smith was inspired by Buyelekhaya to encourage Xhosa Speaking and Cultural people to always remember to go home because that's where their gifts and talents are birthed and earthed and cultivated from. They need