Musician/Entrepreneur: Mayonie Productions (South Africa)
Coined as Durban Kwaito Music (DKM), hits such as “Bum Bum” and “Wasting My Time” fuses house beats with kwaito Lyrics. As a musician, he knew how to transfer into the role of producer and manger to direct the careers of Andile Masuku and others. By creating something that appeals to everyone who appreciates good music’s, Zakes quickly became a household name in the South African house music industry. He graduated from UKZN recently after holding a diploma in Jazz and popular music from Natal Technikon (DUT today). Mayonie Productions was created while finishing is last year at the technikon (2004). He knew he wanted to be more than just a musician, which is why he formed his own label instead of struggling to find management that fit him.