Award winning South African acapella group, The Soil has welcomed back one of their own, Buhle Mda, who has been absent for months.
Apparently, staying away from the limelight for a few months did not sit well with The Soil’s Buhle as she can’t wait to hit the stage again.
The Soil’s vocalist Buhle Mda has been away from the group to enable her complete her training to become a sangoma. This took a few months to complete and according to her, she “can’t wait to hit the stage.”
The group announced earlier this year that the group’s vocalist will embark on a spiritual journey to answer her ancestral calling.
Buhle also confirmed that she will be absent for a while.
“As Africans, we have to answer to greater being than ourselves. Hence I will be taking some time out to concentrate on my own ancestral calling. From March, 2016, I will be absent from all performances with The Soil,” she said in a video.
The training Buhle confessed hasn’t been an easy journey, but she persevered through it and now, she’s come out stronger.
Buhle expressed her sincere gratitude to fans who wished her well, adding that she missed her family and is happy to be back.
“I really would like to thank the fans from the core of my soul,” she said.
Meanwhile, few weeks ago, Buhle’s band members took to social media with the news, adding that they were excited to have her back. And now that the band is back together again, The Soil plans to celebrate the reunion with an Eastern Cape Tour.
To keep the group going after Buhle left for her training, an online talent search was launched to find a replacement. Thus, the group welcomed 20-year-old, Theo Matshoba in March.