DJ with a difference- Rudzi Sadiki

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

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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.   

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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

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SS: What motivates you?

Rudzi: I hate losing so everything I do I try not to disappoint myself or anyone that supports me.

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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

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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 .

 

An Ode to Mandela

As I watch this video, I ball with tears

it has come to that time where we have to face our fears.

We know you might be on your way to Heaven’s portal

We kind of believed you are immortal.

Silly to assume this, old Black Pimpernel

But all I can do is wish well

You have served this country with passion, sacrifice, forgiveness and grace

even when you were left with bitterness in your mouth to taste

I thank you Tatu Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

as I wage my body weight on my patella

I pray to God to bless you and your descendants

You were our voice, our key, an unworthy defendant!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAtciil6Cpc

(Courtesy of: elevenplaza Published  Apr 11, 2012)