Kobya came from the Ronga tribes of Mozambique in South East Africa. He arrived in Australia in 1986 as an asylum seeker from the civil war. Kobya is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The goal of his music is to break barriers by exploring new sounds with strong messages expressing love and concern for humanity whilst celebrating life. Kobya released ‘Uxongili’ in 2008, an eclectic mix of songs about love, loss and injustice. Kobya sings about the world today, what it was yesterday and what he wishes for tomorrow. Through his music, he aims to energise and unite communities and celebrate the diversity of cultures within any community. Kobya has contributed to bringing African rhythms and sounds to Australia through performances & workshops. Kobya was invited to perform for fellow countryman, Nelson Mandela and has supported international artists including Jimmy Cliff and Angelique Kidjo.