Ibali Lam

"Ibali Lam" is a spellbinding journey of the triumph of the human spirit, narrated by the harmonious fusion of music and poetry. LoveSeed, the visionary artist behind this production, unveils her life's tapestry woven from childhood challenges and profound self-discovery. From the ashes of adversity, she crafts a symphony of resilience and redemption, a testament to the transformative power of art.


In this captivating performance, original compositions, born from LoveSeed's life experiences, serve as the musical heartbeat, pulsating with a rich blend of Urban African Soul. The stage becomes a canvas, adorned with dynamic lighting and evocative visuals, creating an immersive atmosphere that mirrors the emotional cadence of the narrative.


"Ibali Lam" features a stellar ensemble, including soul-stirring backing vocalists, a versatile band, a poignant poet, and a captivating dancer. Together, they breathe life into LoveSeed's odyssey, each element a brushstroke contributing to the larger masterpiece.


As the production unfolds, audiences are transported through the highs and lows of LoveSeed's life, ultimately witnessing the metamorphosis of beauty emerging from the ashes. The poetry of resilience, the choreography of self-discovery, and the melody of hope converge to offer a profound and uplifting experience—a celebration of the indomitable human spirit finding beauty amidst life's trials.


"Ibali Lam" invites spectators to immerse themselves in a transformative odyssey, where music becomes a vessel for healing, storytelling transcends time, and the stage becomes a sacred space for rebirth. This production is not merely a performance; it is a testament to the extraordinary power of art to illuminate the darkest corners and reveal the inherent beauty that resides within us all.

About the Artists

LoveSeed, a luminary in the realm of music, emerges as a transcendent figure, blending influences from Classical, Traditional, Gospel, Jazz, and Soul into a genre she passionately terms Urban African Soul. Her music serves as a conduit to extraterrestrial realms, resonating with frequencies that harmonise souls across dimensions.

On stage, LoveSeed has achieved remarkable milestones, leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape. As a finalist in Old Mutual Amazing Voices Season 2, she showcased her exceptional vocal prowess as part of the Southernsix ensemble, captivating audiences with her ethereal melodies.

The annual Mamela Arts Festival, hosted by the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture, became a canvas for LoveSeed's celestial compositions. Her music transcended the physical, forging connections between earthly and extraterrestrial realms, leaving an indelible impression on the hearts of those in attendance.

At the Women in Arts Manyano Festival, held at the Mandela Bay Theatre Complex, LoveSeed's performance was nothing short of a cosmic ballet. Her music transcended boundaries, touching the very essence of her audience's souls, leaving them in awe of her boundless talent.

Alliance Française Street Festival provided a stage for LoveSeed's sonic artistry, where her music painted the streets with vibrant cultural hues, captivating audiences and leaving them entranced by the luminescence of her melodies.

The Umhlobo Wenene Afro Cafe Show witnessed LoveSeed's magnetic presence, drawing in audiences and enveloping them in the enchanting aura of her music. Her performance was a testament to her ability to command the stage with grace and magnetism.

Behind the scenes, LoveSeed's brilliance extends beyond the spotlight. Her groundbreaking contributions to the world of music have been recognised and celebrated in Creative Feel Magazine, solidifying her position as a visionary force in the industry.

In collaboration with Nali'bali, LoveSeed embarked on a journey of storytelling exhibitions, using her music as a medium to convey timeless tales that transcended earthly boundaries. Through this partnership, LoveSeed became a beacon, illuminating the power of narrative woven into the fabric of melody.

As a producer of the program titled "Embracing Africanism in Song," LoveSeed championed the celebration of Africa's rich cultural tapestry through music. This program stands as a testament to her commitment to preserving and celebrating the diverse musical heritage of the continent.

Beyond the realm of music, LoveSeed's impact resonates in the sphere of social change. Her role in facilitating Crime Prevention Campaigns showcases her dedication to using music as a catalyst for positive transformation, creating ripples of change in communities.

Motivational speaking engagements in schools and correctional centers are another facet of LoveSeed's mission. Her words resonate with wisdom and compassion, inspiring hearts to seek their highest potential and forge a path towards healing and growth.

At the core of LoveSeed's being lies an extraordinary fusion of talents. As a composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer, she orchestrates symphonies that transcend earthly boundaries. Her music isn't just heard; it's felt in the depths of the soul, resonating with a universal truth that transcends time and space.

LoveSeed, the celestial minstrel, continues to harmonize souls across dimensions, weaving a tapestry of music that transcends the boundaries of the known and ventures into the realms of the cosmic unknown. Through her artistry, she invites us all to listen, to feel, and to connect with the boundless beauty of the universe.


Thando Nombewu, a seasoned musician and vocalist with over two decades of experience, has established a multifaceted and illustrious career in the music industry. As a composer, writer, arranger, and dynamic performer, Nombewu's musical journey began at a young age, where she showcased her songwriting talents by creating compositions for acapella musical groups. Her early exposure to singing acapella in church played a pivotal role in cultivating her deep love for music.

Nombewu has left an indelible mark on the international stage, participating in renowned TV shows like Old Mutual Amazing Voices Season 2, where her exceptional vocal abilities garnered attention from a global audience. Her performances extend beyond television, as she has graced various festivals, including the Mamela Arts Festival, Alliance Françe Street Festival, Women in Arts Manyano, and the Women in Jazz Festival, showcasing her versatility and captivating stage presence.

In addition to her achievements as a performer, Nombewu has taken on a leadership role as the founder and CEO of a non-profit organization focusing on the creative cultural sector. Serving as a Community Development Practitioner, she empowers fellow musicians and creatives through capacity-building workshops that bridge the worlds of business and arts. Notably, her initiative, "Embracing Africanism in Song," serves as a platform for musicians in the Eastern Cape to infuse original African sounds into various genres, fostering collaboration and a sense of cultural identity.

Thando Nombewu's artistic achievements not only encompass her individual success as a musician but also highlight her commitment to uplifting and promoting the broader creative community, making a lasting impact on both local and international stages.

  • Venue: Beethoven Room
  • Location: Rhodes Music Department
  • Ticket price: R100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 60 min
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages
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