At Captain, we are drawn to the quirky like moths to a flickering flame.

The Music industry is a funny thing. How does one measure fame? I asked myself this question when I came across “Indie Siren” Jozia. Unknown to most radio listeners in SA, she reminds me of our late SA legend Icon and mad woman Brenda Fassie. When I say Mad woman, I mean maddened by life and by passion and living her art through it. One look at her You Tube Channel and you can tell Jozia is anything but straight laced. The Mamokebe music video is shot between the borders of the US and Mexico and sees Jozia dressed up as some sort of green otherworldly Mermaid Siren, writhing on rocks and dancing possessed in Monument Valley. It is no wonder her video has already had over 91 000 views and climbing. Her recently released Debut album “Mamokebe” is brimming with wordplays, poetic ambiguity and a subtle humour, she explores the big themes in life that really matter: Love and loss, marriages and cows, otherness and alienation, puberty and identity, marijuana and democracy, and, of course, the unsolved mystery of mother-daughter relationships. Even if we don‘t understand the words – Jozia sings in Sepedi, Zulu, Xhsosa, Xevenda and English – the pure intensity and emotionality of her songs unfold a magic that we cannot escape.

Heavily Influenced by artists the likes of Bowie and Thom Yorke, we have grown very fond of Jozia. Spending half her time in Joburg and half in Switzerland, she is exploring every aspect of her talent, her drive and her desire to express, and whilst doing it, building an underground following second to none. The main photo from her album artwork sees her as Queen of the animals, perched next to taxidermy animals As innovative and unconventional as a Singer/Songwriter she is as the Director, Actor and dancer in her music videos, slipping david-bowie-esk into completely different roles and characters.
The videos ,Dlozilame‘ (53k views), ,Mamokebe‘ (79 k views), ‚Julio‘ (21k views) are published on Jozia‘s Youtube-Channel:
If you have some surfing time, do yourself a favour and watch these little masterpieces. Viewing from The Captains Deck.

Jozia’s album MAMOKEBE is out now on all the right digital retailers. Go check her out