American musician, Chris Walker, wishes he could have met Metro FM's Eddie Zondi and thanked him for all he's done for him. However, he will be thanking Eddie with a concert filled with the music Eddie used to play.
Chris Walker is in South Africa to perform at a concert in tribute to late Metro FM presenter, Eddie Zondi.
Zondi passed away 5 years ago and Chris deeply regrets that he did not get the chance to meet him.
TimesLIVE reports that Chris was told about Eddie and how he had helped to popularise his music in SA a while back.
However, just before he could come and thank Eddie personally, the Metro FM presenter passed away.
Now, Chris will use the concert to thank Eddie - his concert will be filled with the music Eddie used to play.
Chris said he was upset when he heard Eddie passed away.
"I was sad when I heard he passed away. I was looking forward to meeting him... But he passed and so I wish I had the opportunity to ask him what he heard in my music that made him want to share it with others the way he did.
"From what I've heard, what he did for me was so significant that without Eddie I wouldn’t be as known as I am in SA. If he was still alive, I would tell him how much I am grateful to him. I would have thanked him for taking a chance with me and my music.
"I would have given him a big hug. This is the only way now that I can show him my gratitude, with this concert."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Chris had been to Mzansi before and the kindness of South Africans always blows him away.
His favourite word is 'Sanibonani' - he always associated the word with the African sun, before it was explained to him.
"The first thing I thought was; 'Sanibonani... sunny" and it just lightens up my mood. I love the different languages of this country, it sounds poetic. Even when I listen to the music and I don't really understand, I'm still intrigued by the language.
"Africa has always been so gracious to me. Every time I come here for a concert or anything really, the passion South Africans have for song is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. So I know that we are going to have fun."
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