From noth­ing to some­thing, the story of Mzoe7

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Nigel Siz­iba Sun­day Life Re­porter

LEAD­ER­SHIP is not about a ti­tle or a des­ig­na­tion. It’s about im­pact, in­flu­ence and in­spi­ra­tion. Im­pact in­volves get­ting results, in­flu­ence is about spread­ing the pas­sion you have for your work, and you have to in­spire team-mates and cus­tomers.

Th­ese are the words that can vividly de­scribe Mzobanzi Mlauzi also known as Mzoe7 in mu­sic cir­cles who rose from noth­ing to some­thing as he is seen as the driv­ing force in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

The love for art be­gan at a ten­der age when he was still at pri­mary school and it kept grow­ing day by day also com­ple­mented by talent.

“My pas­sion for art be­gan when I was still at pri­mary school at Ntabeni Pri­mary where I was in the drama club, youth ed­u­ca­tion and my love for art saw me drop­ping foot­ball and ded­i­cat­ing all my time to drama at Fa­tima High where we won lots of awards and I can say that is when my in­flu­ence be­gan,” he said.

The likes of Khuxxman and POY in­spired him dur­ing his child­hood.

“My wish was al­ways to meet Khuxxman and POY and I was elated when I met them at Ingwe Stu­dios, I used to fol­low up shows and galas watch­ing from the ter­races not know­ing that one day I would move even big­ger crowds,” said Mzoe7.

The Big­ger than Hip-hop show was his green light as he mas­tered the art of per­form­ing.

“Through Big­ger than Hip-hop I went from un­known to be­ing a house­hold name among per­form­ers and the pub­lic, I met icons like PoZee, Cal_Vin, Markvus the list is end­less and my first extended play won me a Zima shrug­ging off com­pe­ti­tion of Cyn­thia Mare and XQ,” he said.

His hard work and com­mit­ment saw him start­ing to per­form in much big­ger stages with prom­i­nent artistes in ma­jor events.

“My blood and sweat started bear­ing fruits as I started to do some per­for­mances in fes­ti­vals like Int­wasa, Lu­manke­lenke (Swazi­land) and I have rubbed shoul­ders with the likes of Busy Sig­nal, Cassper Ny­ovest, Oskido, Wizkid and Bu­siswa,” he said.

Mzoe7 is ac­tively in­volved in the fight against drugs and he has made a lot of ap­pear­ances on TV in pro­grammes that are meant to up­lift the youths.

“In the fight against drugs I started a pro­gramme called Play Pool, Drugs Kill thus re­mov­ing the youths from the streets and I found my­self in front of cam­eras pre­sent­ing a show called Ghetto Su­per­stars and Dance Vault which were meant to ex­pose artistes to a wider au­di­ence,” he said.

The multi-tal­ented artiste has also ven­tured into act­ing.

“I fea­tured in The Storm, Her­itage, Se­crets and Jaiva S’bone that has been watched in­ter­na­tion­ally and I am also a brand am­bas­sador of Maita brand and Ster Kinekor,” he said.

Noth­ing in this world can take the place of per­sis­tence.

Talent will not, noth­ing is more com­mon than un­suc­cess­ful men with talent. Ge­nius will not; un­re­warded ge­nius is al­most a proverb. Ed­u­ca­tion will not: the world is full of ed­u­cated dere­licts but, per­sis­tence and de­ter­mi­na­tion alone are om­nipo­tent.

Mzobanzi “Mzoe7” Mlauzi

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