Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Born during the uprising of the youth against apartheid in 1976, Kenzhero was brought up surrounded by a music loving family. His first musical influence was his grandfather whom introduced the future Dj to his massive collection of all kinds of music, ranging from jazz, blues and soul.

Around 1998 Kenzhero began deejaying at various poetry sessions in and out of Johannesburg. By 2000 he started an event-based organization called Organix, organizing live performances at the old Bassline. The events brought about a band called Tumi and the Volume and featured some of the most recognized artists such as Lebo Mashile, Mxo, Waddy Jones and Sibot (Max Normal)

In 2001 Dj Kenzhero moved to Cape Town where he collaborated with P4radio deejay Kekotso Sachane and Masauko Chipembere again forming a music and poetry event called Native Yards. The event featured the likes of the then unknown singer ‘Freshlyground’s’ Zolani, Cape Towns’ ‘MoodPhase5s’ Ernie and more.

Fast forward a couple of years and through all the in between’s, upon his return from Cape Town in 2004 Zhero’ was invited to become a regular feature on Y fm’s ‘Harambe’, hosted by Bad Boy T, Lee and Sanza. In 2005 he moved to Pretoria where he freelanced for festival organizers ‘Oppikkopi’. He managed to become a regular Feature on ‘Tuks’ fm playing his soul out as a Dj, co-producer and sometimes-even going as far as hosting the show. He currently is on Yfm’s breakfast show with Rudeboy and Sanza called the Kamikazi on Wednesdays

Come 2006, welcome the unbelievable birth of the Party People generation.

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