2015’s comeback king: Zola
Johannesburg – There was a time when we thought we had lost the magic of Zola forever.
His unique and broken voice seemed to have gone quiet, and his large personality had faded into the shadows.
What had become of our idol? No longer was he dominating the stage at shows or award ceremonies, with his name only filling headlines while others were filling domes.
But like a great action movie, our hero broke off the chains of life and hard times to finally break back into the entertainment industry.
It all started when Zola made a surprise returning to acting, with a role on Mzansi Magic's, Ayeye. His face was barely recognisable but his talent was as sharp as the day he left our screens. From that instant the nation fell in love with Zola all over again.
From cameos on Isibaya to hosting the reality show Utatakho, Zola was back on our screens and we were loving it. Social media was on fire and everyone wanted to get their hands on his new album.
And even though the independently produced and distributed album didn’t sell the million copies he was hoping for, he did get a lot of love for his rapping skills on Zakwe’s, Yesterday.
It may not be the same as when Zola was the king of Mzansi, but 2015 was sure better than many a year for Zola .