Fortune Shumba is a musician and brand strategist. The soulful singer has had an incredible journey fraught with highs and lows that’s lead her to a space where she’s found peace with herself and empathy for others. While she used to dream of achieving fame and fortune through music, it became a tool for self-discovery and expression instead.
In this podcast, Fortune shares the importance of letting her light shine through the darkness. We hear what it was like growing up queer in small towns and how Fortune used music to unleash her true self. Fortune shares the heartbreaking story behind her trilogy of EPs. We also chat about some of the nuances of gender identity as Fortune shares her experiences as a trans woman. It’s an eye-opening chat. Enjoy.
Content warning: Suicide and rape.
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Photography by Loyiso Mzamane.
Makeup and art direction by Qondile Dlamini.
Hair by Navelye Ntumba.