tv Reporter Deutsche Welle October 20, 2019 3:15am-3:31am CEST
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a real career carlo was no most bought the moon rock and for old. men he knows every street and alley in durban he's been driving on them for 2 years now and when he drives he loves to sing often to the surprise of his passengers was all. the thought is that it's a radio old saddam city hall and yes besides all that bad play i'm just i'm just going at that level and then the lead. is that is that really you add all of its unique. since the video came out his phones hardly stopped to ringing with invitations to castings inquiries from sponsors and bookings for performances let's take this. time and remember you know i'm going to sell i'm
going to i'm going to be run. in your home you. know morning you want i. don't think. we have interrupt our time every month oh i mean you you know we induct here and we have you do you know if you know anything on b.p. we will tell you oh really this. just need to talk to somebody that now is nothing you can't see in the stuff. they just tell you to get. it's just get to my emotions so much because i didn't realize it will go the spot i thought maybe it can just go to to facebook maybe a 100 or 2 other there was one of them or just said can you bring that guy to come and perform in my wedding or something like that just just
a small things would solve all worldly like kids. in fact he had long been active in durban's music scene performing at concerts and taking part in competitions but it had never been more than a hobby. now every one of his rehearsals is live streamed menzi hopes to keep people talking about him. the. music teacher said bello makhanya has known menzi since childhood but even before menzies big discovery they met several times a month to practice mentoring never formally studied voice. since he was young i can see that is something special i'm so proud of him for his achievement in the moment it's. i don't even know it's full for 48 the m m m m m
m so peaceful. it's amazing this is this i've been planning for this for a long time and i seem an only biko prestigious you know because the even if he does have a toilet. he's even received a call from a men's wear shop which lent him a tuxedo for his next performance. please . how are you feeling. to. pick up this. stress. for it's. like an opera singer a guy who's driving and he sings i'm a cook it is very interesting you know so just through our dream excited to meet him and to see even better now that i see him in person. the next day mens' he
takes a plane from durban to cape town he's been invited to perform at the voices of south africa singing competition is optimistic. it's a democracy and this is the politician. i'm so excited about this to see just books because i'm a guy it's sad to see him cutting. even so menzi is seen as the underdog many of his competitors are professionals who studied music formally for added motivation the prize money is 30000 round about 2000 euro just yet. the son of home he even gives it one last run through in the dressing room was. then really really ready.
wonderful and well executed his work on my sound means his performance a d.v.d. movie his voice was amazing. time for the jury's decision. and. really. these. were 2. i. think that's the experience yeah yeah he wants us to take. which will come to us. back in durban a few weeks later. when she lives in this township with his partner and 2
children. they're going to get out of the city for a while and visit his parents in the country. my family's my life starting from it was the old limbo must him in a way you'll find that the whole family will come odds maybe with some cause so good subplots one person having let's say i mean seeing one. leg competitions solo that will come my dead it will take off. and that my mom was good . then though they were just up the. soul it was just a good thing. uhm julie. the menzies parents are both talented
singers they used to sing in a choir and often used to sing at home as well. she thought of the dual use of a hollow. on display in the living room or the trophies menzi won at regional singing contests. menzi has great ambitions in december he plans to fly to the united states for a casting he shows his mother his fundraising page by which he hopes to raise the money for the trip from people he's never personally met. paternity for perform. this year although they are. down. to the last exam being stout there's only one poll for me is to be an interest now performa. that's all and that's only my wish i just want to be an internet stop
performer in record live when i go to china are being recognised when i go to england are being recognised everywhere so that's my wish. fulfilled menzies father is an out of work truck driver and his mother is a traditional healer he joined together to communicate with their ancestors the suit tradition and pray for menzies success will never be equal. to. the focal. part of the city in new york but the greater the pride the higher the expectation was one who wanted to have a job i'm very excited and happy that my son may even be going abroad. but he mustn't forget his roots away he comes from coal. oh my course he's going to represent to the family we got right i was the man he
should think of us as parents even if all goes well for him as mayor knight. jim didn't walk. on but in the meantime countless other videos have also gone viral on social media the big hype over menzi is dying down. last time that you the only ones who come out call myself a hustler i'm special so by that i just don't carry that and then have that evil but i was at the end of the day you saw on the 5 that i did and it's a i need to put bread on the table so i can say i'm special island keep keep motivated myself with nonsense so i just need to i just need to wake up and what this is south africa that people with mosse those people will take but they don't wake. the need it the next rehearsal in durban together with the city's modest circle of opera
singers hardly any of them can manage to earn a living with their music the lead. the menzies friends and colleagues are all rooting for him. and i must say the cause of what. i'm on must say at the cost of an in-patient which is a would see. at the moment says menzies luck is on his side so he's got to use it while he can and hope for a turn on the big opera stage. on the. loading .
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