Zonke Cancels Gig Due To Sudden Illness

Wishing Zonke a speedy recovery

By  | Aug 27, 2022, 10:08 AM  | Zonke Dikana  | Top of the

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Multi-award-winning South African musician Zonke Dikana has regretfully withdrawn from the DRESS UP NIGHT Experience due to a sudden bout of bronchitis which gripped the singer this week.

Zonke was billed to perform at the DRESS UP NIGHT Experience promoted by the Brothers Events Corporation at the Middleburg Banquet Hall in Mpumalanga this Saturday, 27 August, however, the songstress suddenly fell ill with an unavoidable case of bronchitis, which is a vocally detrimental condition for vocal artists.

The singer says that she hates disappointing her fans. 

‘Above everything, I hate disappointing people, especially my supporters, fans and promoters who have shown me nothing but love throughout my music career. If it was all in my power, I would absolutely make sure that I deliver on my promise and give them an experience they’ve come to expect on me.”

As much as she would have loved to give her fans a performance to remember, she understands that she needs to also take care of her voice.

“I take my career very seriously. I respect my profession and the industry in which I operate; especially the people who always spend their hard-earned money to support the events in which I’m booked. As much as it pains me to disappoint them, but I must equally respect and preserve the instrument they’ve all come to love, to give them more magical musical years in the near future.”

Zonke sincerely apologises to those who’ve already purchased tickets, but sincerely hopes that they’d find comfort in the talents and music of her colleagues in the industry who’ve also been booked to perform at the DRESS UP.

In April this year, Zonke proved that talent will always keep you afloat. 

The musician released the second hit single from her highly anticipated upcoming album yesterday and it has shot straight to number one on digital music streaming platforms within a couple of hours after its release. Zonke’s latest single titled Oko is a melodious neo-soul sound about a consistent love story.

The artist took to her social media and shared this feat with a screenshot showing her hit single “Ok” holding the number one spot for the most streamed single in the country beating songs from artists such as Psy, Amapiano princess Uncle Waffle’s Tanzania, and Master KG’s Dali Nguwe featuring Nkosazana Daughter and other artists.

In an interview with Tbo Touch on The Touch Down, Zonke was asked about her scarcity in tabloids and online.

She advised listeners to always maintain good privacy. 

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

She also shared with Tbo Touch and his many listeners her latest addition to her career trajectory being aviation. The star is currently studying to become a pilot and has already done her first few practicals where she was responsible for flying a whole aircraft and she did it successfully, even without a typical flight sickness.

Main Image Credit: Zonke Dikana Instagram Account


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