THE COMEBACK KING
What you see is what you get when it comes to Somizi. The chronic perfectionist has worked with many high-profile, award-winning international musicians, including R Kelly and Shakira at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
And while he’s never shy about dishing out his opinion, people often give him flak for it. But after almost four decades in showbiz, nothing fazes him any more.
“I’ve never been the kind of person who worries about other people’s opinions,” he told DRUM in a previous interview. “I do me, I have always done me. People are entitled to have their opinion, that’s okay with me.”
It’s his thick skin that got him through the lowest lows in his career. His attitude has carried him through life challenges like health issues (which he hinted at in his book, Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit) and the muchpublicised sexual assault case against him in 2008.
Despite being found not guilty, Somizi told a local radio station in July this year the incident changed everything.
His career suffered, but he reinvented himself. “Never write yourself off,” he told us after his comeback. “Always believe in yourself and your dreams and don’t give up. I believed, and continue to do, and that is why I am here.”