Sean Sebola strumming his favourite guitar. Photo: Supplied 

Multi-talented guitarist Sean Sebola makes waves


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Bela-Bela’s multi-talented guitarist Sean Sebola continues to string his way to the top.

A few months ago he released his first album titled “Ga o rata (If you like)”, which has attracted much attention.

Born in Ekurhuleni in Gauteng, Sebola grew up in Bela-Bela, where he developed love for music as a small boy.

In the year 2008 he enrolled at the Mc Arts Academy of Music, after relocating to Johannesburg.

He got his first break when, as part of the Anam Band, the ensemble was enlisted for varuious festivals.

The band’s highlight, perhaps, was when it provided the sound track for a short motion picture titled “Gargoyle”.

In 2013 Sebola provided back-up music for a theatrical show titled “Potchefstroom Road”, directed by the respected Martin Koboekae.

The play was a hit on the road in the North West province.

In 2014 Sebola teamed up with The G7 Band, which worked on cabaret at The Carousel casino.

The same year the band won the Pusisano auditions, which elevated it to be featured in the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival, sharing the stage with international crooner Billy Ocean.

As a guitarist of note in his own right, Sebola has toured the neighbouring states of Botswana and Eswatini (Swaziland).

In the year 2015 Sebola teamed up with the popular “Untouchables” band, travelling to the East Asian city of Sri Lanka, where it became the resident band at the 41 Suar restaurant.

He has also showcased his talents in, among other destinations, the Seychelles islands.

2 years ago       10 May 2018