‘Musicians are really not respected in our country’ – Zakes Bantwini, musician

Durban based artist and music producer Zakes Bantwini is best known for tracks like ‘Clap Your Hands’ and ‘Wasting My Time’. He is also known as the man who was responsible for discovering Kwaito sensation L'vovo Derrango.

In an interview with #WeekendBreakfast host Phemelo Motene, Bantwini highlighted the role education played in his life, and shared his views on the music industry in South Africa.

People like to say that they are musicians, but they also say that they have something to fall back on says Bantwini. I’ve never heard a lawyer say that they have something to fall back on he adds.

Bantwini says that we have people who are part of the industry but don’t trust that they’ll make it in the industry.

I don’t have anything to fall back on, music has to work! I studied music, I have a qualification in music, so music has to work.

Zakes Bantwini, award-winning musician

Bantwini says that he tells a lot of people that he’s not the same as other musicians. People who don’t like going to school make it seem like not going to school is cool says Bantwini. He adds that you need school to learn and obtain human capital.

Going to school doesn’t only give you a degree, going to school gives you human capital.

Zakes Bantwini, award-winning musician

Zakes Bantwini is an award-winning artist with multiple albums under his belt. He’s scooped awards like the Best Male Award at the 10th METRO Music Awards and in 2011, he won the category for the Most Gifted Video of the Year Artist at the Channel O Awards in 2011.

[PART ONE] Click on the link below to hear Zake’s comments on the music industry and job creation…

[PART TWO] Click on the link below to hear Zake’s comments about corruption in the country…


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert chats books, reading and kids

[LISTEN] Creative parenting expert chats books, reading and kids

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about developing the theatre of the mind with books.

There are more pros than cons to teeth whitening explains dental hygienist

There are more pros than cons to teeth whitening explains dental hygienist

DentaI Hygienist at BettaSmile Colleen Gelman chats about the misconceptions associated with teeth whitening.

[LISTEN] I don’t feel 63 but my body does says actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards

[LISTEN] I don’t feel 63 but my body does says actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards

In the profile interview, actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards chats about the lack of jobs in SA & the issues surrounding her health.

Joint financial planning is a ‘no brainer’ says certified financial planner

Joint financial planning is a ‘no brainer’ says certified financial planner

Spouses should focus on building equitable portfolios wherever possible into the future says financial planner Paul Roelofse.

[LISTEN] International food movement makes its 3rd annual appearance in Soweto

[LISTEN] International food movement makes its 3rd annual appearance in Soweto

The Slow Food movement deals with promoting food that’s ethnically produced & affordable says author of Eat-Ting Anna Trapido.

Hitmaker Zakes Bantwini drops wisdom, shares taste of new album on #702Unplugged

Hitmaker Zakes Bantwini drops wisdom, shares taste of new album on #702Unplugged

SA record producer and musician Zakes Bantwini joined Azania Mosaka to talk about his successful career and sample some new music.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Competition Commission investigates five companies to stamp out price-fixing

Competition Commission investigates five companies to stamp out price-fixing

Commission says investigation into food and agro processing companies is important because of high levels of inequality in SA.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?