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This is his solo Live Recording.
Andile Bebula AKA Andile B is the first born of four siblings, and comes from a Christian family. Andile’s family is also a musical one, his younger brother was his pianist for years and they would travel together to crusades and revival performances. Andile’s mother was the best Alto in their church woman choir and his father was the lead singer in the men church choir. During primary school, Andile was known to be a boy of many talents; he played soccer, rugby, and collected trophies for his school in Athletics for 100 and 200 meters.
This man of many talents was also a dancer; he entered competitions and won as best dancer. Andile still dances even now while performing during his concerts and when signing his songs. Realizing his many talents, he chose music as his first love, gospel music to be precise.In 1996, Andile entered a National Talent search which was called Shell Road to fame but did not go far in it. But in 1997, he re-entered the same competition and went as far as National Finales representing the whole Eastern Cape in Gauteng. In 1998, Andile B left Port Elizabeth for greener pastures to Johannesburg where he met Sipho Mbhele who was one of the best producers that time who had produced Lundi at the time. Sipho approached Andile and they worked together and recorded an Afro-Pop album which was not well promoted and that led to Andile cancelling the contract. 2002 was the year that Andile B started to blossom, he met Andy Masiye who was a street promoting Artist. Andy asked Andile to join him in his stable and they recorded a hit song “Akuvumi Mangithule.” With that album, they sold 25 000 copies on the streets of South Africa.
While singing around the country, Andile was called by different musicians to do some backing for their projects. He started working as a backing vocalist for Vuyo Mokoena, Mthunzi Numa, and Soldiers of the cross gospel group. Andile became a member of one of the biggest gospel groups in Africa – Joyous Celebration, there he stayed for two years and had a solo in JC 4 “My deliverer” and “Woza Moya” JC 5. This multi-talented musician was also called by Jazz musicians to do some backing vocals; he worked at Jazz Gurus with the late Bheki Mseleku and Mankunku Ngozi. Andile was also a backing vocalist for thee Bra Hugh Masekela, Judith Sephuma and Gloria Bossman. Because Andile is such a great songwriter and best vocal arrangement specialist, he was approached by Spirit Music to join them and he worked with great legends like Benjamin Dube, Keke Phoofolo, Solly Mahlangu, Zaza Mokhethi, Khotso Makgalema just to name a few. Andile was with Spirit for Vol 1, Vol2, and Vol3 and during his time there he released the songs “Xola Ntliziyo” and “Ke Tsamaya le Jeso”.
In 2010, Anile B released album number 9 under his own label which sold about 15 000 copies in the streets of South Africa. 2012, Andile was also visiting schools and was busy with a campaign called “Stay away from drugs and alcohol” which was well received in the in all the places that he travelled to. The last album that Anile B released was in 2016 and there he worked with Dumi Mkokstad and Betusile Mcinga. He did many projects after with the late Sfiso Ncwane as well.