Banner Proteas cricketer Lonwabo Tsotsobe is now a DJ
Lonwabo Tsotsobe has gone from cricketing to DJing.
It’s no strange sight to see retired sportspeople take on new ventures after retirement, or in this case after being banned from the game.
Many of them stay in the limelight by becoming singers or motivational speakers, writing books or becoming commentators (remaining close to their game).
Not for Lonwabo aka DJ Tso, who has become a DJ.
His road to DJing is in no way harmonic, as he was banned from the sport for 8 years last year after breaching several of Cricket South Africa’s Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel.
The charges were a result of a lengthy investigation after fellow player, Gulam Bodi, admitted to charges of contriving or attempting to fix matches in the 2015 domestic Ram Slam T20 Challenge.
Tsotsobe only admitted to one charge of attempting to match fix, which led to his 8-year ban.
Since then, Tso returned back to his hometown-Port Elizabeth- and turned to music and DJing for comfort, as he’s playing gigs in and around P.E.
“People are shocked when they see me DJing at local pubs like KwaNgqoko in New Brighton and they think I am down and out but I am not,” Tsotsobe says.
This isn’t just a random hobby for the fallen cricketer- he has had a keen ear for the ‘sport’ for ages.
“I have always loved music. Even when I was still playing cricket professionally I bought myself DJing equipment and I would play at home and entertain my friends. Now I travel all over the country as DJ Tso,” he says.
Music helped him get out of the dark space that engulfed him after the ban.
“I was depressed and I asked myself many questions, not because was guilty but because I could no longer do what I love the most. I never even went on trial for me to say my side of the story. Anyway, it’s too late to turn back the wheel,” he says.
Catch Lonwabo Tsotsobe aka DJ Tso at a pub near you!