Interview: At home and on the road with DJ Zinhle
DJ Zinhle (Instagram)
Johannesburg- It's turning out to be a crazy month for DJ Zinhle.
Only weeks after giving birth to baby Kairo, Zinhle has returned to work, looking fab (see the snaps HERE). In a few short weeks the first lady of DJing in Mzansi will return to the decks, when she performs for the first time since going on maternity leave, at the annual OPPIKOPPI music festival.
The Juice got a chance to chat to Zinhle ahead of the festival to chat about life at home and on the road.
"I am not sure I'm ready for the dust!"
She revealed that she is excited to be making her debut at one of South Africa's premier music festivals.
"I have heard a lot about OPPIKOPPI. The major turn up & the dust have been the most consistent things I have been hearing about. I am not sure I am ready for the dust, but I am too excited to even care," Zinhle tells us.
"DJ's are the new rockstars"
OPPIKOPPI has traditionally been thought of as a rock festival, but DJ Zinhle says DJ's are fast changing that mindset.
"DJ's are the new rockstars & I am glad that OPPIKOPPI is opening its line up to DJs. We are an undeniable wave and as nervous as I am about performing there, I am sure that people are going to love and enjoy my set," she says.
Zinhle says she has been preparing for her return to live circuit by practicing and recordings demos while at home on maternity leave.
"Love got me through"
Zinhle's pregnancy seemed to capture the imagination of the entire country. The media attention it was given probably comparable to Kim K and Kanye's pregnancy. But Zinhle says the best part of the attention was the love her and her man, AKA, received.
"It was a lot to take in, but the most amazing thing was the amount of love we received from people and that is what I focused on - that is what got me through," she reveals.
"He (AKA) changes the nappy, rocks her to sleep and he is always having one conversation or another with her. They are really close. I have picked up that her most favourite place in the world is on her daddy’s chest... it’s really the most beautiful sight," Zinhle adds.