with Zakes Bantwini
Durban based music mogul Zakes Bantwini is a platinum selling artist and record producer. The former Executive Head of Sony’s A&R department. From humble beginnings, this talented artist has graced our dance floors with multiple albums and has attained several accolades on his various musical achievements throughout the years.
With heavyweight hits such as “Clap Your Hands” and “Wasting My Time” Zakes is known as one of the pioneers of Durban Kwaito Music (DKM), a genre which finds a perfect balance between house beats and kwaito lyrics, providing a cross-over appeal, but staying true to the kwaito feel. The introduction of DKM has paved the way for new up-and- coming musicians to make their mark. In 2022 Zakes Bantwini received hero’s welcome home alongside Nomcebo Zikode, and Wouter Kellerman. The trio won best global music performance for their song ‘Bayethe’ at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.