- Zakes Bantwini has encouraged the youth to use his life as a motivation to become successful
- The Ghetto hitmaker went from humble beginnings to accomplishing a lot in the music industry
- The musician emphasised that getting an education is essential even if you've been blessed with a natural talent
Zakes Bantwini has encouraged the youth to use his life as motivation.
In commemoration of Youth Day, the musician used his influence to help motivate young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on the power of education.
The Ghetto hitmaker said his life itself is a clear indication that if you dream, you can become what you want to be.
The star came from humble beginnings to achieving a lot in the music scene.
He told TshisaLIVE:
"I am a result of coming from a poverty stricken background, to where I am today. So my life is a motivation. If you were to look into my life or watch my interviews, with that I don't even have to motivate you. My life itself is a clear indication that if you dream, you become what you want to be."
He emphasised that getting an education is essential even if you've been blessed with natural talent.
"Everything that you want to do you need some sort of education for you to excel in it. So, with just great talent you can only be just that great... But with that great talent plus schooling, you become even more amazing. It's like greatness on steroids."
Zakes further said that school is important in order to sustain yourself throughout your career.
"You don't want to be called a one-hit-wonder and fall out on any business you've embarked on because of no educational background of understanding what it is that you're doing."
Zakes has been accepted to study the business of entertainment, media and sport at the prestigious Harvard Business School.
"The reason I decided to enrol at the business of entertainment, media and sport at Harvard Business School was because we just launched a new company that represents athletes and entertainers."
Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi celebs commemorated Youth Day with heartfelt posts and messages.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!