TALENT SEARCH SHOW RECRUITS DURBAN YOUNG STARS
By: Thalente Ncube
The South African Arts & Development Association (SAADA) in conjunction with Can Do held a talent search show at the KZN Music House on Saturday.
Arthur Mafokate, also known as “Kwaito King” said the showing started out small but now it has gain momentum and they are looking at making it national.
“The show started in Gauteng and they are planning on expanding the show to the other eight provinces,” Mafokate said.
Only 100 contestants from three provinces would be selected for a camp in July where they would attend music classes.
“We have made a name for ourselves in the music industry and it’s about time we give a helping hand to young people,” said Mafokate.
Sihle Mkhungo, a 22-year-old music producer from Hluhluwe and engineering student from the Durban University of Technology, also came to try his luck.
“I love music and I live it,” said Mkhungo.
“I came here as early as six in the morning to be first in line. I am passionate and hopeful that this is my opportunity to shine as an aspiring producer,” Mkhungo added.
Hundreds of contestants stood in a long queue waiting to be auditioned. While the process of selection continued, Bullistic, Kwaito artist from 745 Records, provided moral support to contestants.
Lyricists, music producers, and DJ’s were the most targeted areas of interest among the variety of skills and talents showcased by the youngsters.
Arthur also mentioned that his organisation is planning to host this initiative annually because of the huge influx of young people that want to get into the entertainment industry.
“There is plenty of talent out there, these young stars needs our support that’s why this is going to be an annual event,” Mafokate said.