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Zakes Bantwini Biography

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Durban-based music mogul “Zakhele Madida”, stage name “Zakes Bantwini”, is best known as the man who discovered kwaito music sensation “L’vovo Derrango”. But his remarkable achievements stretch far beyond signing new talent. With multiple albums under his belt, the first live House DVD in South Africa, as well as scooping winner of the “Best Male Award at the 10th METRO Music Awards” in 2011 and winner of the “Most Gifted Video of the Year Artist at the Channel O Awards in 2011”, Zakes is a musical extraordinaire.


“Zakes Bantwini”, the self-proclaimed “Ghetto King”, is a renowned South African entertainer known for his high energy performances & electrifying toplines. Looking forward to Bantwini’s latest offering the words growth, evolution and originality come to mind!

With a fresh revamp of the direction from aesthetic, performance and sound, the music pioneer “Zakes Bantwini” takes it to a whole new level and is taking his fans with him! He vows to reveal the new, improved and evolved “Zakes Bantwini” direction through his new single and mirrors this with the launch of his exciting new live electronic show which includes live mixing, keys, building and layering his tracks in real time all together with the live vocals we know and love!

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