NKETA-BRED music producer Murphy Cubic, real name Kesani Mefibosheth Ncube (24), is floating on top of the cream after one of his productions for South African musician Holley Rey was nominated at this year’s South African Music Awards (Samas).
Murphy Cubic produced the song You for Holley Rey which won the title of her Extended Pay (EP). It is nominated in two categories for Record of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
B-Metro caught up with the producer who is based in South Africa and compiled this report.
Q: Who is Murphy Cubic?
A: Murphy Cubic is a Music Producer/ Artiste /DJ from Nketa, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I went to Hamilton High School. I got introduced to music production in 2014 and was mentored by Nitefreak. I major in multiple genres, mostly mainstream genres including House Music, Hip-hop, Afro Pop, Pop and RnB.
Q: How did you meet Holley Rey?
A: I first heard Holley Rey’s song Deeper and from there I was like I want to work with her. I then reached out on Instagram where I got her email address and my manager Mthulisi Patrick sent through some of my beats including the You instrumental.
Holley is a busy artiste and she gets a lot of beats sent through and for her to miraculously open our email was a blessing. After feeling the beats, Holly and her team reached out and said they loved my production and we started working together from then.
Q: How does it feel for one of your productions to be nominated in the Samas?
A: Being the producer for a Sama nominated song is an achievement because it proves that my production meets the nomination criteria and global music level. It’s a huge step up on my career. Holley Rey also motivates me to work even harder to obtain my goals and dreams.
Q: Courtesy of the nomination, how has your life changed?
A: I can’t say it changed that much, but, the support and love I have been getting is great. People appreciate the hard work I put on the music and they have been sharing the news all over Zimbabwe and fellow Zimbabweans in South Africa are voting for the project.
Q: Locally who have you worked with?
I have worked with Lee McHoney on her multi-award winning SANA album, MJ Sings on Soul and Mind Ep. I have worked with Boy Nino on a song titled No Problems featuring South African Award-winning rapper Emtee.
Due to Covid-19, the Sama’s which are in their 26th edition will be held next month and they will be aired on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic from 3 to 7 August.
The show will be broken down into 30 minutes episodes everyday broadcasting exactly from 9.30pm while streaming on digital platform My Muze.