5 Things About Bulo You Probably Didn’t Know. Njabulo Masemola, 32, is better known by his stage name Bulo. His work is particularly recognizable because of the way his soulful sounds bridge the gap between Afo-pop and the influence of amapiano.He was born in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, but moved to Soshanguve, Pretoria, when he was young. There, he grew up, letting the noises of this area shape his artistic perspective.
5 Things About Bulo You Probably Didn’t Know
He is originally from Witbank, Mpumalanga, but grew up in Middelburg.“In 1996, my family moved to Soshanguve in Pretoria. A close friend of mine taught me how to compose music on an app called FL Studio in 2009. That’s when I learned the basics of music composition. By the time I went to university, I had already knew how to create music using the app,” he said.
He wanted to pursue music, but his parents had no money to pay for his studies.
In 2010, Bulo took a gap year.“My parents could not afford university fees when I finished matric. The following year, I was accepted to study civil engineering. So, in-between my studies, I was composing music. When I finished my degree, I had to stop making music and focus on finding a job to take care of my child,” he recalled.
Bulo almost had his aspirations destroyed when he had a baby before time.
Besides music, Bulo is also a full-time civil engineer.