Founders of Family Factory and Joyous Celebrations
Neyi Zimu the song writer, vocalist and Producer
Hailing from Small Farm, in the Vaal, Moses Gcinumuzi, known as Neyi in the SA Music industry, talented and dynamic musician has undoubtedly earned a respect from the rest of the world His works date as far back as 1996 where he started as former founder and member of Family Factory and Joyous Celebration. This association saw him branch off into several other collaborations and involvements with a variety of artists over the years, until eventually Neyi released his long awaited solo Gospel album ‘Excited’ in 2001 featuring renowned musician, Concorde Nkabinde the Jazz Maestro then went on to release his 2nd and 3rd album ‘ Ena ke Nako ’ in 2003 and Messages in 2007.
Neyi: the performing artist.
His magic and flair have resulted in him sharing the stage with the likes of The Manhattans (during their South African tour) Sibongile Khumalo, Benjamin Dube, the late Wendy Mseleku, Vuyo Mokoena, and Rebecca Malope. His ability to engage the listener stems from his vocal technique and intrinsic compositions. It is this combination which has earned him a pool of supporters locally and abroad.
￼ Pastor Neyi Zimu
A pastor and founder of a Church called All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand from where he serves his congregation loyally. This Church is blessed to have a Man of God like Neyi devoted and used by God to a continuation and revelation of yet another dimension to Neyi as he works on his fourth album which is due still under the influence of God being the Sheppard and him responding to the calling. Witness Neyi Master his own Craft Father, Husband, Founder of a church, Musician and business man, truly Neyi Master his craft.
He is a qualified sound engineer from Natal Tech. (ND) He worked for the SABC as a sound engineer for 10yrs. He also studied music in 1990 at FUBA Academy.
Worked with Mthunzi Namba, doing jingles for Ukhozi FM 1993. He worked with Jabu Hlongwane in his debut album. He worked with the late Wendy Mseleku in her debut album doing backings and featured on one song. He is one of the founders of Family Factory 1996 and Joyous Celebrations. He has also worked with the late TK on her debut cd, Khanyo on her debut cd, Ntokozo “guitar man”
He worked with Sipho Hotsticks Mabuza as a backing vocalist He worked with Sibongile Mgoma at the Grahamstown Art festival He toured the US in Washington DC, Botswana, Lesotho, Lagos Nigeria and Swaziland, to name but a few. He has shared the stage with Sibongile Khumalo, The Manhattans SA Tour, The late Wendy Mseleku, Benjamin Dube, Vuyo Mokoena, and Rebecca Malope, Avante, Oleseng, Solly Moholo. He worked with Musa Njoko motivational speaker.
He has produced and directed a live recording for a church in Mpumalanga called Agape. He has produced a group from Mpumalanga called Tribe of praise He produced a cd for a Swazi artist- Zandi. And produced two projects from Nigeria called Not Just to People and Emmanuel Singers He is currently running his own company called NN Productions, which does Music productions. Mr Neyi Zimu is a qualified sound engineer from Natal Tech. (ND) He worked for the SABC as a sound engineer for 10yrs. He also studied music in 1990 at FUBA Academy.