Behind the Wheel

...with DJ Zinhle

 “This is the era of women empowerment and women need to realise this…”

This hot musical talent stepped onto the scene when DJing was still very much a man’s world. Her passion, when she’s not behind the turntables, is to empower talented young women to conquer a career in the entertainment industry, just as she has.

The biggest misconception about a career as a DJ is…

That it’s easy and that we just party all the time. People don’t seem to think that being a DJ requires real hard work!

 I would like to be known in the music industry as someone who…

Changed how women are perceived in the entertainment and business industries. I want to be the woman who made it possible for other women to start believing in their dreams. I am an advocate for women’s success and I will play my part.

This hot musical talent stepped onto the scene when DJing was still very much a man’s world. Her passion, when she’s not behind the turntables, is to empower talented young women to conquer a career in the entertainment industry, just as she has.

When I’m having a bad day, I love to…

Be alone and read an inspiring book.

Things that make me laugh are… 

My best friend, Nomndeni. We share a lot of memories and our values are aligned, so it’s like I know what she is going to say before she says it.

Not a lot of people know this about me, but… 

I love being at home; I’m not as outgoing as people expect a DJ to be.

The best places I have ever travelled to are…

New York and Hong Kong - I love the buzz and the hustling culture.

A place on my bucket list that I have yet to see is…

Japan. A lot of DJs have told me that playing a set in Japan is one of the most amazing experiences and I believe them! I also want to experience their fashion culture.

My biggest pet peeve is…

Lazy people! They usually blame others for their lack of progress. I hate excuses and lazy people seem to have all the excuses.

My goal for this year is…

To grow the watch and bracelet brand that I launched three years ago - erabydjzinhle. Our slogan is ‘It’s Our Time’ and the brand is about reminding women all over the world that this is the era of women empowerment and women need to realise this so they can use their time effectively. And, of course, I’d like to release more music!

All South Africans should experience…

Their own country - explore! I believe there are a lot of hidden treasures in Mpumalanga.

For more information on DJ Zinhle visit: www.djzinhle.com