Zola 7 is a household name and after more than 20 years in the entertainment business, he has cemented himself as a legend. As a veteran in showbiz, it's only natural that he has seen all sides of what it's like to be famous. He recently opened up about the real and dangerous hazards in the entertainment world.
Zola 7 is loved and respected by millions of South Africans. When he recently made an appearance on Metro FM's Fresh Breakfast on Friday, fans were glued to their radios.
During his time on air, Zola shared some of his knowledge about fame. He stated that fame can kill a person.
Fame for me is something I associate with the fact that it can kill you. You can go in so deeply and go into a trance, next thing we are at your funeral.
He went on to say that one of the biggest problems artists have, is bad habits that they adopt. The artist advised that artists shouldn't start picking up habits they had before becoming famous, like drugs.
Zola reflected on how there was a time people performed for drugs in Hillbrow. He then discussed why he had to take a break from showbiz for a while.
I grew up, I needed to leave and I had to leave and I had every right to. There was never any disclosure about my worth as Zola.
He said he found out he was getting paid far less than what he was owed. He thinks his decision to leave is why a 'smear campaign' was started against him.
But despite the negative things he lived through, Zola promised he won't stop making music until his last breath, and he is laid to rest at Heroes Acre.
Zola plans to return to South African screens with a brand new show, Hope With Zola, starting October 16.
I'm doing exactly what I was born for and it's gonna be lit. In Jesus name and the devil won't win.
Amen, brother! Here's to many more years of seeing this legend on our screens!
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