By Confidente Reporter
TWENTY-five-year-old Faustinus Sisingi, who has carved a living out of his passion for acoustic rhythms, says he hopes to inspire his peers to explore their talents through the art of playing drums as he teaches them to better occupy their hands and minds. Nicknamed the ‘Drum Boss’, Sisingi does his best to reach out to many hopeless and in most cases unemployed youth in the garden town of Okahandja and give them an opportunity to develop their talents and to grace bigger and life-changing platforms. “Faith is what leads to achievements and failure will never overtake us if our determination to succeed is stronger than our willingness to give up,” he says. “I create realistic acoustic drum sounds. I love playing drums as it gives me an avenue to display my
skills and makes me appreciate music more.” He says playing the drums helps him get rid of toxic and destructive stress and causes him to experience an unbeatable excitement when he is on stage. Sisingi is of the opinion that if all young people found their passion in positive activities, they would be able to beat the hopelessness that comes with the current trying socio- economic times.
The Drum Boss, who has shared the stage with Namibian musical stars such Gazza, The Dogg, Matongo Family and DJ Snoop, says his biggest clients are club owners and the audience are his supporters. “I want to become a professional and successful drum player and through this I can show the young people that if they remain devoted to their passions it will result in
attainable goals.” Sisingi wishes to spread his art and passion for helping his peers to all parts of the country and for this reason, he will perform in Keetmanshoop during the first weekend in November.
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