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Zakes feels deeply honoured to be nominated for a Grammy

04/12/2022

Zakes feels deeply honoured to be nominated for a GrammyZakes Bantwini says bagging a Grammy nomination has always been one of his dreams so he is celebrating this by having a homecoming show.

by Thandeka Mthethwa

04-12-2022 05:17

in Entertainment

Zakes Bantwini feeks honoured to have been nominated fir a Grammy. Images supplied

Musician and producer Zakes Bantwini has had a great year, especially with his smash hit Osama being one of the biggest songs in South African for the past 12 months. Zakes is now celebrating his Grammy nomination alongside Wouter Kellerman and Nomcebo Zikode for their collaboration Bayethe' in the Best Global Music Performance category.

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To celebrate this iconic period in his career, which includes a performance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Zakes is planning an exciting homecoming show in Ballito on 1 January 2023 as part of the Ballito BIG Week music festival.

The performance will showcase his full on stage experience supported by his band, alongside his industry peers and friends like Sun-El Musician, Tresor, Musa Keys, Msaki and Shekhinah.

ALSO READ: Zakes ready to release last album after 19 years in the industry

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BEING NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY The father of five says the Grammy nomination has always been one of his dreams, this type of recognition is everything! it's an amazing feeling I feel deeply honoured.

The perfomer adds that afrobeats is a massive genre currently becuase one can't help themselves but dance.

it's so good! I do think that social media platforms have also played a massive role in carrying this genre across the globe, helping it reach spaces it ordinarily wouldn't have before. It's certainly an exciting moment for African music, he says.

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Zakes Bantwini is looking forward to connecting with his fans. Images via Instagram: @zakesbantwini For his love shows, Zakes says he loves connecting with his audience every chance he get.

Whether it be through teaching them a new dance on stage or helping them learn the lyrics to my songs. It just adds a personal touch. I love bringing that into my live performance and that connection really creates a magical moment on stage, he explains.

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THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH ZAKES This December, the Clap Your Hands hitmaker says he is looking forward to playing in Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and at the upcoming Ballito BIG Week festival but emphasises that he is looking forward to playing at every show.

2023 is filled with more opportunity for me to share new music with the world, release my new album, step onto more world stages and create fruitful partnerships with world-class brands. Stay tuned!, he says.

If you want to be a part of Zakes' homecoming performance at Ballito BIG Week, tickets are available at https://bbw.howler.co.za/bbw01janzakeshomecoming from just R200.

ALSO READ: 15 years of hits: Zakes Bantwini retires' from music industry [watch]

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