- Thabiso 'Masaladi' Zakwe is a budding artist who has earned himself a spot in the music world next to big names such as Lady Zamar and Simmy
- The DJ and music producer has been nominated for Best House Artist at the 2019 Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards
- For Thabiso, the nomination is a big honour and a way for him to feel motivated about his work
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Hard working DJ and music producer, Thabiso 'Masaladi' Zakwe, has been putting n a lot of effort into his career and he has impressive collabs and awards to show for it.
Most recently, Thabiso was nominated for Best House Artist at this year's Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards along with other big stars, Lady Zamar and Simmy.
He feels lucky to have gotten the nomination.
"I submitted my work after I heard the nominations were open and I was lucky enough they chose me. The song I'm nominated for is titled "Luphelile", which features Mthandazo Gatya."
The awards will take place on 30 November at Carnival City Big Top Arena.
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Briefly.co.za gathered that Thabiso also worked with Lungi Naidoo on a song titled Izulu, which is on the album she will be dropping next year.
The muso has also worked with local rapper PdotO and other artists such as Vincent Bones (former SA Idols winner) and will be dropping an EP in 2020.
"I've worked with PdotO, I produced a track for him on his first album. Also working with him on another song that will be on his album that drops next year.
"And I'll be dropping an EP next year as my way of saying thanks to everyone I've worked with, everyone who has supported me. Not forget my best friends Dutch and Mental who have always stayed by my side, even in my darkest days."
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Thabiso comes from a small town and was raised by his grandmother. He's in a happy relationship with a model who he is proud to have by his side.
"I was born in a small town called Ulundi, spent most of my childhood in Nquthu were I was raised by my grandmother. I lost my father in 2004.
"I'm currently in a relationship with a beautiful lady by the name of Abongile, she's also a model so I think that makes things easier for her to be able to cope with me because she understands the industry better and the support I'm getting from her is amazing. That is something I'll always be grateful for."
If he should win this nomination, Thabiso will be happy, but it's about more than winning for him.
"If I win I'll be very happy of course. I think I can use that as some sort of motivation to what I'm doing. I've made a couple of mistakes in the past that I think delayed me from reaching my full potential, so winning this award I think would be a great boost of confidence that I can still achieve more. But for me, it not only about winning, but the fact that I'm nominated with these amazing artists is also a win on its own."
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