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Musicians Who Had To Leave Home To Pursue Music Because Of Parents Discomfort Over Their Talents

Of course, you will have more freedom and space for yourself when living on your own, but the actual benefits of moving out of your parents' house are far more important – you will have more stimuli to improve your life skills and general knowledge, and you will gain experience in dealing with common problems. Here are some musicians who had to choose if either they let their parents choose what was good for them or leave home to pursue music.


Mthembeni Ndevu who is professionally known by his stage name Emtee, once lived in Soweto, at the time when he was doing his grade 8 at school it happened his father lost a job and they had to leave, Gauteng and return to Eastern Cape. However, Emtee had a career in music that he wanted to figure out because at that time things were promising. Mthembeni Ndevu had to lie to his parents so that they leave him behind in his Joburg, little his parents knew that Emtee won't have a roof to stay sleep at for some time.

Moonchild Sanelly

Sanelisiwe Twisha, known professionally by her stage name Moonchild Sanelly. She had to leave home for Johannesburg when her guardians were not approving of her doing music. After Moonchild came to Joburg, life didn't end up very easily for her because she had to end up in bed with men just to make a living but all this grinding earned her some connections and she, later on, made it through to who she is now.

Sha Sha

Charmaine Shamiso "Sha Sha" Mapimbiro who Just recently moved to South Africa to enhance her music career, had tough decisions while growing in Mutare a city situated in Zimbabwe. The hitmaker of the song "Emazwilini" had to move out of her parent's house at an early age because her parents didn't like the idea of her abandoned educational studies and focus on her music career. Charmaine Shamiso's fondness didn't lead her the wrong way but she on to live with her aunt so she become who she is a date. 

All celebrities included here have disclosed all this information during their interviews on "MacG Podcast and Chill".

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