Acoustic Friday with Namib Yaantu
She has performed on the spoken word stage for over 7 years. She is a teacher by profession, but resigned in August 2019 to pursue her career as an artist. She was part of the world music day in 2013, 2015 and 2018. She has also performed at various awareness events. The climate change and woman’s leadership centre to name a few.
Toshi first picked up the guitar at the age of 15 and fell in love with the instrument. As a self-taught guitarist she started writing songs. Raised by a single mother she grow up listening to Karyn White. Toshi’s listened to R&B, funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz as a child, mostly due to the diverse musical tastes of her parents and peers. By the age of 14, her taste was evolving independently, and she was writing her own songs.
She has her own style of playing the guitar and fuses it with some African flair. Her soulful voice is just captivating as her lyrics focus more on the issues that are really talked about in society. Her E.P called Ondakana debuted in 2019 and is currently on Spotify.
Tickets available at the FNCC from 5 October.