We recently had a chat with multi award winning singer and songwriter, Donald. He spoke to us about what has been keeping him busy for the first half of the year.
Besides his song with Cici titled Landela, which dropped at the beginning of the year, Donald has been up to quite a lot. His latest single titled Sanctuary Love was released about a month ago features vocalist Zanda Zakuza, Prince Bulo and DJ Tira.
Donald spoke about his passion for mentoring young up and coming artists. He mentored young talent from last season’s Idols SA and this seems to have sparked a love for shaping young minds. He says: “There’s a lot of other younger artists that I have been mentoring on the side… I really really believe in young talent.”
Lastly, he spoke about his upcoming album which he plans to release early next year. The album is titled Her Name Is and Donald explains that it solely celebrates women.
“It will speak about the importance and the value of a name to a woman. Because I feel like women need a reminder to remember why they are here and their value.”
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WATCH: Ntando Duma Chats More About Her Return To Acting & TV
Ntando Duma announced a few months ago that she is making a comeback to the much loved local drama series Rhythm City in January 2019, after leaving the soapie a couple of years ago. The comeback aired on the 31st of January which coincided with the debut episode of season 2 of Gqom Nation on MTV Base. We caught up with multi-talented and free spirited TV presenter and actress.
She spoke to us about her big return to acting on the popular soapie, Rhythm City and her buzzing television career. Also stating that she has a couple of projects in the pipeline which she cannot speak about right now. “There’s actually quite a lot that I’ll be doing in terms of acting but I can’t freely reveal now.”
But she expressed how excited she is now that she will be back on the popular show. “But Rhythm City, I was excited to go back,” she gleefully expressed. She also spoke a little about her character growth- from being a wild teenager who did things on her own terms- and change of appearance with the obvious one being her growing her hair out. “I’m channeling different moments, I’m channeling a different side of acting,” she proudly states.
She also touched on being more comfortable with being in front of the camera and with actually calling herself an actress.
“When I started acting I didn’t really consider myself as an actress ‘cause I feel like it just ambushed me; the acting career ambushed me, I wasn’t ready for it. Now that I know how it’s done, now that I’ve learnt from the previous times, it’s actually quite amazing.”
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