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SHOCKING: He Graduated With Bachelor Of Music Despite His Brain Disease.

He had been a music producer for many years now and had published music for so many local artists in South Africa.

According to him, he has always been a lover of music even from a very young age, when he stated that he was playing the keyboard in church.

After these few years Sinethemba Bili, who hails from Pirie Trust in Dimbaza in Eastern Cape and 43 years old decided to go to the university and get a certification behind his musical career, skills and knowledge.

“I have always had a passion for music and wanted to learn and educate myself within its discipline. I enrolled at UFH Music Department and finally found my niche,” said Sinethemba

As a Bachelor of Music graduate, he majored in Jazz Piano Performance, Music Technology, Contemporary Arranging and Advanced Harmony.

So he commenced his studies in the year 2016 but something dreadful happened to him.

He became ill in the year 2018 and developed a brain Disease known “Meningitis” which is an inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

“This was a difficult time for me as I was writing my dissertation. I had to put a halt on my studies and focus on my health.”

“I enrolled again, not fully recovered, but I was determined to further and complete my studies.”

He spent 2 months healing in the hospital as well as several other months at home and in 2019, he decided to give school a try again.

He continued his studies in 2020. Upon his return, Sinethemba was appointed as a tutor at the Music Department in 2021 and earlier this year he joined the Eastern Cape Audio Visual Center (ECAVC) ECAVC staff as a Sound Engineer.

“It was not been an easy journey but my faith always sustained me. I remained focused and faced the hurdles in my way heads on. I am finally graduating despite the challenges.”

“I cannot wait to see what opportunities await me. I want to inspire other students who might see obstacles as limitations to see beyond what they see and envision greater sights,” he said.

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