Zola 7 To Reveal The Journey To His Iconic Kwaito Status In Upcoming Documentary. South African music enthusiasts are in for a treat as a highly anticipated documentary detailing the life and career of Kwaito icon Zola 7 is set to hit screens this month.
The documentary about his debut album uMdlwembe promises an intimate look into the journey of one of South Africa’s most beloved musicians. Taking to Twitter, Zola 7 said that fans should look out for some untold stories about his life and how they came about. The documentary will air on the 20th of August 2023 on SABC 1.
“Guluva Nation, I am excited to announce the documentary about my debut album uMdlwembe. I share some never-heard-before stories and how they came about. Don’t miss this one tsotsi yami, hola 7! Sunday 20th August at 6pm on SABC 1 #namanje #Zola7 #Umdlwembe #CertifiedClassics,” tweeted Zola.
Zola 7, born Bonginkosi Dlamini, quickly rose to fame as a leading figure in the Kwaito movement, capturing the hearts of a nation with his soulful and socially conscious lyrics. The documentary aims to delve deep into Zola 7’s life, from his humble beginnings in Soweto to his meteoric rise in the music industry.
Known for hits such as “Ghetto Fabulous” and “Mdlwembe,” Zola 7 remained a prominent figure in South African pop culture. His music not only entertained but also served as a reflection of the social issues facing the nation. He used his platform to address topics such as poverty, crime, and inequality, making him a voice for the voiceless.