DJ Zinhle’s hard work and distinct style earn respect
HAVE a plan, focus on your career and be patient with yourself. This is DJ Zinhle’s mantra in building her brand as a musician, writer and mentor.
She is due to receive the SA Style Awards gong for the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music at a ceremony to be held at Sandton City’s Diamond Walk on November 18.
Zinhle attributes her 14-year career to a combination of hard work and taking care of herself.
“We have amazing people behind the brand who are working every day to try and stay ahead of the game,” said the author of Meeting Your Power – Returning Home To Yourself.
“Back in the day, building a career was a combination of things. Firstly, it was definitely a shock for a lot of people to see a female DJ. But to my advantage, a lot of people were also excited. There were also places where you would go and feel like you definitely didn’t fit,” said Zinhle, adding that male DJs like Black Coffee and Oskido had helped her along the way.
“I think patience is something people miss sometimes. Maybe it’s because we make DJing seem easy or as if it’s just a hobby, but the truth is it takes time and planning.”