Profile: The multi-talented Bulinki the Tailor

Known for his extra ordinary voice “Bulinki” is a Multi-disciplinary artist and aspiring
businessman, who was born and bred in the streets of Namakgale, Phalaborwa within
the Limpopo Province.

2016-07-02 17.39.22.jpgBulinki is a talented singer, songwriter, producer, composer, fashion designer and rapper. Fondly known to his audience as
Bulinki The Tailor, he is a young artist with a distinct husky but soothing voice, that
gives a rich sound to his music.

He recently released his debut EP project
BLACKLIPS TAPE with the smash hit A RE FIHLA featuring Pretoria-based MC Mloper. The song air-played live on various radio stations and gained popularity, although it was just a teaser from his catalogue of upcoming hits.

Listen to “A RE Fihla by Bulinki”

The Tailor is also a founder of the aspiring record label TAILOP MUSIC, which seeks to provide fellow Limpopo artists a platform to showcase their skills. Bulinki, as well as long-term confidant/manager Joshua Chauke, have both been involved in the organizing of the newly formed social market, THE STREET MARKET PHALABORWA™“SMP” that promotes multi-faceted artwork in photography, painting, beading, music, fashion, craft work, among the youth.

The events hosted by The Street Market movement, are developed by a young intercultural crew who pursue art as a tool of improving their communities, social standing and themselves as individuals.

Bulinki recently delivered a highly captivating performance at a Phalaborwa event which definitely left the audience in awe. From humble beginnings, this musician is tailoring the path for ALL Limpopo youth towards a crime- and drug-free, brighter future.
Major Performances
1. VIP Magazine launch (University of Limpopo, 2016)
2. Miss Mopani 2016 (Namakgale, 2016)
3. Freedom Madness Weekend (Mpumalanga, 2016)
4. State theatre weekly sessions (Johannesburg, 2015)
5. ANC Rally (Seshego, 2014)
6. LA Crushers 25th anniversary (Phalaborwa, 2014)
Major Collaborations
1. Charmza De DJ
2. Mloper
3. Vic Mash
4. Mopedy
5. Mlazah
Contact Details

Trevor Bulinki Mangena

078 536 1391

Joshua Chauke
 072 045 9977

bulinki22@gmail.com

Joshua.jpe01@gmail.com

Handling rejection as a musician.

If you can’t handle hearing “no” from time to time, you’re probably not going to get very far in the music business.

Any independent artist with any talent is going to be passionate about their music, and that’s a good thing. But rejection is part of the game, and you’ll run into people who don’t appreciate, or simply don’t like, your music.

Rejection

Getting past this is one of the most important elements of succeeding in the music business.

Don’t Let Rejections Bring You Down!

1 – Remember, there’s a very big ocean out there.

There are more music publishers, and more outlets for promoting your music, than ever before. It used to be that if you got rejected by all the Big Name labels, your career was probably finished. But not anymore!

If you find the mainstream labels are rejecting you, look for niche labels who already publish music closer to your existing style.

2 – Take criticisms as a learning opportunity.

All the great musicians spent decades honing their craft, at least aside from those who drank or drugged themselves into an early grave. (A.K.A.: how NOT to handle rejection.) No matter how great you might be now, honestly, you’ll be even better in another few years.

When someone says “I can’t publish/promote you for reasons X, Y, and Z,” take a serious look at their explanation. There’s probably good advice in there, especially if it’s coming from someone who’s been in the music business longer than you.

3 – Do more fan outreach.

If you’ve got the fans, but can’t get a publisher to pay attention, encourage the fans to do more. (And, in turn, do more yourself to reward the fans.) Sometimes sheer numbers can make an argument in your favor, if you can show, for example, steadily increasing iTunes sales or T-shirt profits.

Plus, regional fame is another good route to getting noticed by larger publishers and promoters.

So, how do YOU handle rejections?