In August 2017, his second album “Rotha – A Tribute to Mama” followed. This second album is very close to Sibusiso’s heart; it was recorded on the day his mother passed away and has compositions written in 2003 at the beginning of his career as a musician.  This second album is an acoustic traditional jazz album that radiates South African heritage sound and universal jazz influences.  He describes this album as mostly sharing Coltrane’s harmonic movements with African influences within the melody and references South African tribal and spiritual sounds.

This album is inherently a tribute to Mashiloane’s cherished and influential figures, experiences and memories, but most importantly a tribute to his mother, Rotha. The album was nominated for 3 awards at the Mzantsi Jazz Awards. The song “Niza” earned him a nomination as Best Male in Southern Africa and an award for Best Jazz Artist in Africa at the AFRIMA awards.

“Purposefully it (Rotha) is a more academic approach, which reflects his time spent studying jazz at the University of KwaZulu Natal and the school of music at Rowan University in the United States. But even in it, Mashiloane shows signs of straining jazz tradition, as the song Niza, which is, rhythmically speaking, part swinging jazz number and part divination ceremony.”

Kwanele Sosibo Mail & Guardian.