Zakes Bantwini is ready to compete on the global stage
Zakes Bantwini is revving to make an international splash.
The music industry is arduous at best, with the road leading to stardom full of doubt and disappointment- but if you stick it out and work hard you that road will lead you to the global stage, which is exactly what Zakes is working on.
In a candid interview with TshishaLIVE , the house star talks about his triumphs as well as defeats and how paramount every experience is as an artist.
Zakes’ latest album, Love, Light and Music 2, has received international acclaim which brings him relief and joy because he doesn’t have to make music to survive anymore and can rather do what he loves and thrive.
Shake it Zakes
Zakes’ ambition is amplified and he isn’t looking to compete on small stages anymore:
“Right now, I can’t be satisfied with just being number one only in SA. I’ve already been number one here. I’ve been the talk of the town and had a song that people cross over into the new year with. I am no longer about competing in small circles on small stages, mine is to plant South African music in the world.”
He also had more freedom with his latest album which wasn’t actualized in previous albums:
“This album is my third professional one but fourth album if I count the passion project I did when I still had L’vovo in my stable. But after a month of having that album done, I stopped distribution and promotion of that album. So when L’vovo left my stable, I went straight into survival mode. I knew the album would not do great, so I dropped it and made my other album because I needed to survive.”
There are major silver linings in Zakes’ clouds, namely his son Shaka and wife, Nandi Madida, who inspire him daily.
With love by his side, Zakes Bantwini can take the world on and make them dance.