You’ve been in the industry for a long time but I’m sure there are all sorts of stories as to where your unique name comes from, whats the official one?
I got the name from my former producer Zakes Bantwini who gave me the name as I used to MC events at Durban University of Technology.
Being around from around 2006 when you released your first album, you are still relevant six years later, how did you manage that?
I am down to earth, full of respect and love what I do.
You and the likes of Tira, Professor and Big Nuz are part of a group of artists battling to keep Kwaito alive, is that a battle you think you guys are winning?
Yes we are winning since at most of the shows we are the head line acts and they say people out there still love our music.
Whats the relationship between Afrotainment and your label, as well as you as an artist?
Our relationship is very strong and we work as a unit. I cannot have a new album without Afrotainment’s input hence I say we are a solid team.
The track was originally Professors track, he felt the track could work for me and we gave it our best shot. The track talks about a lady who is going everywhere, having fun at the expense of a man and ends up leaving him high and dry. The lesson is that man must not attract women by buying them alcohol as they will regret it.
Your new album is titled, The Headmaster, what made you choose that name?
I wanted to let people out there know that I am still around and I am the leader in the game as the headmaster needs to lead both teachers and learners. I am doing the same.
INTERVIEW: Tendai Luwo