Zakes Bantwini to Mark 20 Years in the Music Industry With Star-Studded Concert in Durban

Zakes Bantwini to Mark 20 Years in the Music Industry With Star-Studded Concert in Durban

  • Zakes Bantwini is celebrating two decades in the music industry with a grand concert at the Durban ICC, featuring top SA artists like Kelvin Momo, Mi Casa, and Sjava
  • The event, set for July, will be hosted by industry stars including Zakes' wife Nandi Madida, TBO Touch, and Boity
  • Reflecting on his journey, Zakes expressed pride in his collaborations and global impact, looking forward to the future with excitement

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Renowned South African musician and music producer Zakes Bantwini is gearing up to celebrate two decades in the music industry with a grand concert. Scheduled for July at the Durban ICC, the show will be graced by some of the biggest names in the SA showbiz industry.

Zakes Bantwini marks 20 years in the industry
Zakes Bantwini is set to host a star-studded concert in Durban in July. Image: Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images and Justin Barlow
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To celebrate his success over the years, the Osama hitmaker is set to host one of the biggest concerts in Durban. Music lovers can look forward to electrifying performances from Kelvin Momo, Mi Casa, Sjava, Young Stunna, Major League DJz, Sun EL Musician, Drega, Stanky, Zakes Bantwini and special guest, Joyous Celebration.

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That's not all, the event will also be hosted by some of the biggest names in the industry including Zakes' wife Nandi Madida, TBO Touch, Boity, Minnie Dlamini, Kwenzo Ngcobo, Heazy, Robot Boii, and Mpho Popps.

Zakes Batwini reflects on his journey in the industry

Speaking in a statement shared with Briefly News, Zakes Bantwini, real name Zakhele Madida said he is proud of the work that he has achieved through various collaborations. He said:

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"Collaboration has always been at the heart of my success. Working with talented artists and creating music that resonates on a global scale has been incredibly fulfilling. As I look back on the past 20 years, I’m proud of what we’ve achieved and excited for what the future holds."

Speaking to journalist Jessica Gcaba, Zakes Bantwini's wife, Nandi Madida, hailed her husband not only for being a music genius but for his calm and kind nature, which makes him everyone's cup of tea.

"Zakes is so multifaceted and multidimensional because he is not just a DJ, artist, executive, producer, or songwriter; he is so many things. He really cares about what happens on the ground, and he always speaks about where he is from, KwaMashu. Even with that movement, he always advocates for people to get educated and empower themselves.
"Even at Apple Music, were were just in awe about Zakes' longevity in the game and his relevance in the game. It is very hard being relevant for this long, and he has done it man, he does it so well. May he continue to shine."

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Nandi Madida celebrates her husband Zakes Bantwini’s wins

In more entertainment news, Briefly News reported that celebrity couple Nandi Madida and her husband, Zakes Bantwini, displayed a strong unit at his concert.

The Grammy-award-winning DJ had a sold-out, star-studded concert called the Sikelela Festival and it took place at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

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