Multi genre-focused musician and producer Zonke Dikana is a rare gem in the entertainment industry, she is and wants to always be known for her musical abilities and nothing else. This afternoon she sat for a radio interview with the hottest personality in radio right now Tbo Touch on his drivetime show, the Touch Down on Metro FM and we had a lot of takeaways from the interview, and we’ll be sharing a few with you.This interview comes ahead of the release of the “Ndili Mpondo” hitmaker’s highly anticipated album release which is set to drop a few weeks from now on all digital streaming platforms with pre-adds currently ready. The latest single titled “Oko” will be released tomorrow, Friday the 29th of April, making it the second one from the album after “Lady” which dropped in January this year
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She kicked off the interview with a live rendition of her song Lady and serenaded Tbo Touch and his team in studio along with the station's 6 million + listeners around and outside South Africa.
Although Zonke has dabbled in multiple genres from Jazz, Soul, R&B to Kwaito throughout her musical career which boasts 7 successful albums and many live concert recordings, she connects more with Soul and deems herself a “soul singer.” And much like Adele, she is notorious for keeping a low profile and only being present in the media industry when there’s new music out, a performance, or an interview.The singer and songwriter when asked about her scarcity in tabloids and online, she advised listeners to always maintain good privacy. She said, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”
Zonke 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.She also spoke about a lot of other people who have been supportive of her career success and a name that didn’t go unnoticed was music maestro
Oskido’s name. Zonke shared that the musician allowed her studio time to record and finish her album for free. “Do you know how expensive it is to book a studio for like 7 months?” she exclaimed.
Tbo Touch who has every celebrity you can think of on speed dial connected the singer with DJ Oskido who is currently doing a media tour in Accra, Ghana recording with artists there such as Stoneboy. Touch called Oskido solely to thank him for allowing Zonke to use his recording studios for free. Oskido told Metro FM listeners that he considers Zonke his younger sister and definitely wanted to motivate and encourage her to finally drop the album hence he allowed her to use the studio pro bono.
The musician also warmed the listeners' hearts when she announced that in her upcoming album, there is a song that features her late sister Lulu Dikana who died in December 2014. They recorded the song before her untimely passing but she says there hadn’t been the right time to master and release it until now.