DJ Zinhle’s hard work and dis­tinct style earn re­spect

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - METRO - AMANDA MALIBA amanda.maliba@inl.co.za

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.”

DJ Zinhle

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