Perseverance Leads Xolani


Arising artist, Xolani Dube (20) famously known by his stage name Navy, was raised in Soweto in a place called Tshepisong phase 5 and later relocated to Meadowlands zone 8. He completed his matric in 2016 at Mokgome High and is also currently studying at the University of Johannesburg doing his BA in Humanities.

Music and dance was not a hobby for Navy as he has always wanted to lodge into the entertainment industry through music and dance.

By profession he is a versatile dancer, it had always been livid that this talent just needed to be birthed into something greater that could go beyond imagination as passion was raging for a very long time.

A place of talent found in passion, this was exactly what it was for the artist as music related out of personality and character.

The artist is part of two dancing crews namely Toxic Throwers and Dorah’s Dancers, since his a versatile dancer it is often diverse which includes modern dance , jaive , hip hop, waking which is a form of dance, vogue and pantsula. He still intends on producing music however he is currently finding people to work with.

With society forbidding homosexuality this has come across as a challenge for him in the industry as he often finds himself tied down to stigmas and criticism on a daily basis, “I am very empirical person , I get over it with a positive mind” said Navy.

Despite the hurdles drive conquerors all and therefore believes he can still be recognized for his work and talent and also be accepted for what he is, “the first gay artist South Africa will ever have because I am capable,” he said.

He is currently working on a song called Umuntu womuntu but the release date is not yet finalized. It is said to expect vivacious talent and more.

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