If ev­ery­one is mov­ing for­ward to­gether, then suc­cess takes care of it­self"

Sunday Observer - - SCENE - Tell us about your­self When did your pas­sion for mu­sic start? What in­spired it? Role model in the mu­sic in­dus­try? Your views on the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try Eswa­tini Views on the house mu­sic scene Words of ad­vice to pro­mot­ers and DJs in

My real name is Mnce­disi Zwane, stage name DJ Kini de­rived from Mak­i­natsi. I'm a huge soc­cer and a die-hard Manch­ester United fan, so dur­ing my spare time or I am away from the decks, I play foot­ball. I have over the years adopted the nick­name ‘Mr Party’ be­cause fun lovers have this be­lief that when I am around in an event, it is bound to be in­ter­est­ing . I love deep house mu­sic but through book­ings I play com­mer­cial house and gqom mu­sic

My pas­sion for mu­sic started when I was in pri­mary school work­ing with Swaz­iBoy En­ter­tain­ment in the events man­age­ment de­part­ment. I later joined Rhyno Mu­sic, which is a record­ing stu­dio un­der DJ Mthi­izo, where

I worked with Diba Diba, NR and Flame­boy. In 2015, I started my own en­ter­tain­ment stable with my brother called Eswa­tini En­ter­tain­ment, which­later changed to Swaz­iRoots En­ter­tain­ment.

I believe you have to be pas­sion­ate and re­spect your craft and in re­turn you reap the re­wards. We are all af­ter money and If you work hard you are able to make money.

It has to be the leg­endary DJ Crooks. He needs no in­tro­duc­tion in the house mu­sic in­dus­try. I think a lot of DJs look up to him and I am no dif­fer­ent

To­day's en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try of Eswa­tini is grow­ing, we have good and tal­ented mu­sic pro­duc­ers and tal­ented vo­cal­ists. I think we need to try and get sup­port from lo­cal com­pa­nies for spon­sor­ships. I believe that could change a lot.

Eswa­tini house mu­sic is grad­u­ally im­prov­ing. Lo­cally my favourite pro­duc­ers are Mthi­izo (Rhyno Mu­sic), Charmiso ( Swaz­iRoots ) and Mshokobezi.

I think we need to get rid of the mind­set that the in­dus­try in just a hobby. For most of us, it pays our bills, so in short it is our 8 to 5. We need to be rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the in­dus­try, and work as a unit.

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