By: Elesi Azumah
Maestro in the making and Multitalented artist Lumkah “Zulu Bass Queen” Fabulas is the definition of a Boss Women. She has played various roles within the entertainment industry from acting ETV’s “ekasi our stories and MNET’s “Lokshin Bioskop” movies to opening up for local and world renowned artists such as Rick Ross, Chris Brown and D-Banj with her all female dance crew called Pistil Whip. She is a strong women and clearly a born- winner having slayed the Jack Daniels Music Scout Search Competition and won.
Founder of the female movement Skeem Sami, this mother is one to watch in 2018 and a bonifide go getter to say the least. Join us as she speak on her career, juggling motherhood and female empowerment.
Who is “Thee Lumkah Fabulas”? Lumkah Fabulas is a Singer/Songwriter, Rapper, Dancer, Poet, Actress, and Business Woman but most importantly I am a Daughter, Sister and a Mother.
You clearly are a jack of all trades. Being a Manager at one of Durban’s prominent nightclubs; Views on 25 and actively working on your hip hop career whilst maintaining being a mother.How do you do it all? It’s all by the grace of God; I honestly could never do all of this on my own. I have a strong relationship with the almighty and he gives me the strength to soldier on.
The musical industry has a lot of unorthodox working hours; does it somehow conflict with raising your son? It is very important to be able to manage your time accordingly as a mother and vitally important to always draft a proper time schedule a week ahead to be able to do all that needs to be done. We all have 24hrs in day; it’s all about how you choose to use it.
Are there any mothers in Hip Hop you look up too and would probably like to work with in the near future? This lady is not in the ‘hip hop’ industry but I look up to her a lot and one day I hope our business paths cross and hopefully get to do something amazing, she goes by the name of DJ Zinhle.
Tell us a bit more about your relationship with your son and his understanding behind ‘Mommy’s career path? My son is literally my best friend. ‘Our conversations are always lit’, his confidence and aura is amazing. We sing, rap and dance together .I already see him partaking on the same path as mommy. He’s the most amazing little man I know, he gives me life.
The “Skeem Sami Tour” has a strong essence of female empowerment, what was the thought process behind it and the reasoning for all the chosen artists’ part of it? Lumkah Fabulas as a brand stands for giving platforms and opportunities in the entertainment spectrum and as a woman I know how hard it is to have a passion for something but have absolutely nowhere to showcase it. The tour was to push myself as a brand including my music yet offer a platform to other female brands in the industry. The ladies that I chose are simply amazing and they have been putting in the work. We all just need that little push to get to where we aspire to be.
You portray a bold style people know as the Zulu Bass Queen and possess a strong on stage persona, have your characteristics rubbed off on to your son? Most definitely! Alwandulwandle is the life of the party. Whenever I have guests, he immediately entertains them by playing music, together with dancing and rapping. He is the cutest thing ever.
What future endeavours can we expect from Ms Fabulas? I’ll be releasing my EP in June/July and also launching myself as an artist so people must definitely look out for that and get to listen to my story. I will also be focusing more on brand development and assisting other people to solidify their own brands like how I have done with myself; Fabulas Fun House & Entertainment also has a lot in-store this year in terms of events and giving platforms.
What words of encouragement do you have for young women that share a similar story as yours and want to pursue a career in hip hop? You cannot change the world but you can start with one person at a time. Also remember to always love what you do and do what you love.