MUSIC… FOOD FOR THE SOUL
*Caption: DJ Bonnie during the 1’s and 2’s competition elimination round
Written by: Thulasizwe Nkomo
The SABC 1, 1’s and 2’s top seven finalist Sibonelo Luthuli, famously known as DJ Bonnie describes music as one thing that he cannot go even a day without.
The Umlazi born Deejay kicked off his music career at the age of 15 in 2005 where he started as a trumpeter at the Field Band Foundation and also at Salvation Army Church. His passion for music continued from then as he decided to do trumpet practises every day after school at Durban Music School from 2008 to 2009.
In 2010 Luthuli attended Soul Candi Institute of Music where he did Music Production and Music Business. He labelled his late mother, Sibongile Luthuli as his number one supporter throughout his attempt to pursue his dream.
“My mother had always believed in me and my career because he had faith in the fact that one day I will be one of the best Deejays in the country and maybe even the world,” said Luthuli.
The passing of his mother in 2011 did not break him but was a motivation for him to try even harder to make his dream a reality. His music is designed to accommodate every human being out there regardless of age gender or race. He draws his inspiration from the professional Deejays such as Black Coffee and DJ Fresh.
“My music is filled with well-played drums and bass Soulful Sounds with a sprinkle of captivating instruments, it also has a touch of cultural beats that adds traditional dimension to it,” said Luthuli.
Luthuli is currently on the verge of being the next master of spin if he wins the 1’s and 2’s season 3 competition. The competition has produced exceptional deejays such as DJ Mshega and Prince Kaybee who won the best dance album at the Metro FM Awards this year.
DJ Bonnie is about to release a single called Nkonyane Kandaba where he worked with Misstwaggy.