Strada Stray


Denzil Ayanda Sibanda(born 20 October)popularly known as "Strada Stray" is a South African Hip hop recording artist, songwriter & producer. He was born and raised in the city of Johannesburg. He grew up in a mid-income household that was loud and full of music,It wasn't until he was in the 5th grade did he realize his love and talent as a rapper. Inspired by the movie 8mile, Strada took a liking to battle Raps and would often compete with other students. By the time he got to his final years in high school he had started recording himself using the recorder on a Nokia phone. After high-school he took a forced gap year due to financial difficulties and used that year to hone his craft. In the same year he released his first project titled " The Landing Strip" which had popular singles such as "Cock Block" "Dear Diary" & "Master in Telepathy". After he graduated from University in 2016 he went in full force with the music and dropped his most noted single "Eyes Low" which was featured on the then "invite only" online platform Slikour on Life. In the same year he dropped his highly acclaimed mixtape "A Friendly Reminder" which gave him notoriety in his community. In 2019 Strada dropped the single "bEast Boy" which got the attention of one of the prominent Dj's in South Africa, DJ Switch and has since worked with him appearing on his latest EP "Reset". Strada is Currently close to releasing his Third Studio Project which is expected to drop November.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music Is Art And Art Is Life. Music gives me so much but to narrow it to one thing, I'd say Purpose.

What is your music dream?

When I leave this physical form, the music I leave behind should live forever in the hearts of those I leave behind.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Cliche but I'd start with ending child poverty. Every child should experience childhood in such a way that when they think back to it they get an overwhelming sense of Love within the deepest core of their being.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I can't say really,I loved so many. Janet Jackson Ft Q Tip "Til It's Gone" Eminem "Hailies Song" Usher "You Got It Bad" the list could go on really.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jay Z, J.Cole, Kanye, Eminem, Drake, Kendrick Lemar, Chief Keef, Soulja Boy,

What inspires you to make music?

Experiencing Life.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Power lies in the Now. Where you are, who you are,what you have can change if you really set your mind to it.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel like I would't choose to be anywhere else doing anything else.I come alive! lol

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Definitely more competition, it's more saturated..No one really has fresh new ideas..we need more artists who dare to say to heck with playing it safe. More Power to The Independent Artist too!

What do you think of Drooble?

I think it's a great initiative. The people that put it together really had the modern day independent artist in mind. i can't wait to fully make use of the platform.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lack of resources especially those that are expensive to obtain yet necessary to push the vision further.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes definitely. I'm always checking out new acts, I attend all the shows, even put one together myself.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Resilience for starters It's tough out here and you just gotta really be confident in yourself, be resourceful and above all creative.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Strada Stray, Bang Manolo KingV058.