SENSATION: Simangele “Sima” Mashazi the Hammersdale born singer/songwriter will rock the annual Woordfees, which will take place at Stellenbosch this month.
Simangele “Sima” Mashazi, the Hammersdale-born singer/songwriter who now resides in Stellenbosch, is set to make lyrical and musical waves in the South African music industry.

Hammarsdale is 36km north-west of KZN’s capital city of Pietermaritzburg.

Sima, who portrays the music of iconic Miriam Makeba, is no stranger when it comes to the big stage.

She is an all-ingredients superstar in the making with her latest song, Bashadile, which promises to storm the local music charts. Her voice touches the soul.

Bashadile is Zulu for “They are married”.

Sima says she was inspired by a childhood game where they would all stand in a circle, and then kids in the centre would pick a partner to “marry”.

“The ones left in the circle would then sing Kusele mina ngedwa nje, which means ‘I am the only one left, Bonke bashadile - they are all married.”

Working with Sima on this single was the Cape jazz pianist Ramon Alexander and his band. The song was recorded at the Mahogany studios under the creative supervision of Shaun Johannes.

Sima is a vibrant and talented singer. The pure and rich quality of her voice and her warm, engaging personality enchants and mesmerises everyone who comes into contact with her.

Bashadile will warm the soul, it will take you on a journey, it will make you fall in love with life and will make you a slave to the joys and enchantingly beautiful sounds of Sima.

The single will be released today and will also be available on digital platforms such as iTunes and websites. She will also be rocking the annual Woordfees, which will take place in Stellenbosch this month.