I caught up with Rudzi Sadiki, a well traveled, tall, dark bloke who can speak nine languages, as described by himself. I’m pretty sure he left out the word “handsome” to not pose as a triple threat to guys out there, but went on to say they write fairytales about him. I don’t know who “they” are and if you want to know, perhaps you should follow him on Twitter. We chatted about his music addiction and journey through life as a newbie in the industry and touched on elections, for control .
SS: What is your greatest achievement to date?
Rudzi: My greatest achievement was being the resident DJ on SABC 1’s hit music show Jika Majika in 2011
SS: What are your views on women entering the DJ/Music industry world?
Rudzi: There is a increasing number of very talented ladies entering the music industry. Its only a matter of time before they can shine and show that the industry is very open to female producers, deejays and vocalists. The likes of Dj Zinhle, Dj Sue, Miss Pru, Ms Cosmo and Lady Lea have done it and are key examples.
SS: If you weren’t dj-ing, how would you be spending your time?
Rudzi: I would be working as a designer or scoring movies and short films for local production companies
SS: What motivates you?
Rudzi: I hate losing so everything I do I try not to disappoint myself or anyone that supports me.
SS: Our fifth national and provincial elections came and went, any comments about “born free-dom”, South Africans, democracy?
Rudzi: Politics are personal and emotional for most people so the most important thing was for people to exercise their right by voting and contributing towards the future of South Africa. You can’t complain if you didn’t vote
Thank you Mr DJ for playing along! (My Brenda Fassie rendition LOL)
Anyway, Rudzi is based in Durban and can sometimes be spotted in Johannesburg. For more artistic expression and picking of his right-side of the brain, check out his Tumblr .