Speaking to broadcaster Jon Savage on his podcast Whats Your Poison, singer Vusi Nova dished on his previous drug use and his relationship with TV personality Somizi Mhlongo

The star explains that it was in his teenage years after moving to Johannesburg, that his drug addiction started to take flight.”It started with a joint here and there before moving to 20 joints a day, and then i went onto Mandrax, crack cocaine , ecstasy and more. I went all the way”, Vusi explains.”I got really addicted to crack cocaine, and it went on for years”.

Vusi adds that losing his mother was one of the most difficult times in his life.

I was still doing drugs when my mom passed away.I was 21 at the time, and it was then when things got really bad.My mom left me a
 lot of cash when she passed, and , as my way o f grieving, i spent all
 of that money

He adds that it was only recently that he started speaking about his drug problem , and the real reason why his mom passed away

“My mother was HIV positive and for the longest time i was telling people she had cancer, because i was afraid of how people would label her”,he admits.

“That shame my my drug use even more extreme”

The star adds that he is clean and he can finally give his mother the honour she deserves and all of the lessons she had taught him have made up the album that he has dedicated to her

The star has also made headlines because of his unique friendship with Somizi.Many have wondered just how close the two are-and Vusi sets the record straight.” I have known Somizi for 16 years. I met him before i even got into the music industry. He’s so real and supportive”, Vusi explains.

“Somizi is one of those genuine people who believe if you have a dream, no matter how big, you can work towards it and achieve it.His success has been a motivation for me to believe this is possible.Somizi is living proof that reaching your dreams is possible”.

Vusi admits that it is not often you find someone you can trust with your life and that when you do find that person , it’s important to nurture that relationship.

“People out there are saying that we’re dating but we’re not dating.We have mutual respect for each other and we trust each other a lot,” Vusi tells Jon. ” With us, it’s realness all the way.It’s been 16 years now and we’re still going strong”.

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