THE RISE AND RISE OF SOMIZI

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He’s never been shy of talk­ing about all the times he’s been down and out in the in­dus­try. But each time he’s been down, he’s man­aged to come back big­ger and bet­ter. And this time, Somizi’s star just keeps shin­ing.

Som­gaga is every­where – just switch on your TV, ra­dio and phone. There isn’t a chan­nel or so­cial me­dia plat­form that Somizi isn’t trending on ev­ery week.

He’s cur­rently co-host of the Fresh Break­fast show on Metro FM with DJ Fresh, a judge on Idols SA on M-Net and he hosts Vuzu Amp’s pop­u­lar en­ter­tain­ment show V-En­ter­tain­ment.

There seems to be no lim­its to his tal­ents – last month he dropped a sin­gle, Ngi­bonile, FAR LEFT: He re­cently scooped three YOU Spec­tac­u­lar awards. LEFT: He’s a co­host on the Fresh Break­fast Show on Metro FM with DJ Fresh, and he’s on V-En­ter­tain­ment (RIGHT). fea­tur­ing Heavy K.

No doubt, he’s one of the most sought-af­ter celebs in Mzansi.

“I said at the be­gin­ning of the year that I own 2016 and 2017, and so far God has ex­ceeded my ex­pec­tations,” Somizi told DRUM last year (The year of Som­gaga, 1 Septem­ber 2016).

He’s cer­tainly proved that! And it’s nothing but hard work.

His day starts at 3am and he of­ten doesn’t get home be­fore 10.30pm. “I wake up at 3am, have to be at the stu­dio at 4.30am un­til 8am then carry on with my other busi­ness,” he says.

But, he con­fesses that no mat­ter how long he’s been an en­ter­tainer he still gets goosebumps be­fore ev­ery gig or per­for­mance.

“Ev­ery time be­fore I walk on stage I’m ner­vous and for me the day I don’t get ner­vous is the day I’ll be wor­ried. Be­cause it will mean I’m ei­ther over it or I’m too big-headed or I’m not fo­cused enough.

“I’m a per­fec­tion­ist.”

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