Taxi Industry contributing to local music

Kwaito Artist, Lvovo Derrango meeting taxi drivers. Image: Twitter


So, yesterday the Kwaito artist Lvovo Derrango decided to visit South Beach Taxi drivers.

The KwaZulu-Natal born and bred musician had always been showing appreciation to people that have contributed to his music.

Lvovo, on his Facebook post said he have been looking at how they created Durban Kwaito Music (DKM) and the growth of Gqom music. The first people that came to his mind were taxi drivers.

“Taxi drivers are the family members we take for granted but always support us even when no one wants to support us,” he said.

Lvovo said when everyone was sceptical about DKM, taxi drivers took pride and blazed it till everyone loved it.

“Taxi drivers have been the main reason why our music has grown.”

He went on saying that till today, Taxi drivers have never been appreciated for helping artists influence people with something new when radio and TV refused to take a gamble.

Over the past years, artists used to sell their CD copies on their and the taxis were the first to play it.

The BET-winning, Jabulani Hadebe better known as Sjava once mentioned how he learned a lot about life from the taxi ranks.

Lvovo said on August 16 he will host a huge braai honouring taxi drivers from their contribution in the music industry.

By Mndaba Lindelani

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