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12 CLASSIQUE Q&A Magazine | Nov my a lbum at the mo ment an d have well over 60 songs to choose from. I also co-write with some of my friends on t he i r proje c ts. Where do you draw your inspiration from? My favourite ar tist of all time is Pastor D o n n i e M c C l u r k i n , I ’m h i s b i g g e s t f a n e ve r. H e i n s p i re s me not only with his great vocals and musicality, but also his authenticity and passion f o r G o d . Ta k e s u r e Z a m a r N c u b e a l s o i n s p i re s m e a l o t and has become my mentor a n d b i g b r o t h e r. A s g r e a t a s he is, I get the privilege to g l ea n a nd le a r n f ro m h im o n e o n o ne. H i s d e pt h in wo rsh ip a n d h i s l ove fo r G o d i n s p i re s me. How does it feel to have shared a stage with the wo r l d ' s gre ate s t p e o p l e s u c h a s D onni e M c C lur k in , William One constant in life is that you can never please everyone the same, and if you focus on pleasing people you lose yourself in the process. 2017 McDowell, Bishop TD Jakes and Bishop Francis, just to name a few? It feels so surreal, in sp ir in g and hu m bl ing al l at t h e s a m e t i m e. O n c e u p o n a t ime, t hes e are peo pl e I o nl y w a t c h e d o n T V. S h a r i n g t h e stage with them is not one, but many dreams coming true. After my encounters with them, no one can tell me t h at any thing is im po s s ibl e. How has your year been so far? M y y e a r ’s b e e n g o i n g r e a l l y good. Obviously working w i t h Ta k e s u r e Z a m a r N c u b e and Zimpraise has been a h i g h l i g h t . I ’m a l s o c l o s e t o finishing my law degree so t h a t ’s s o m e t h i n g I ’m r e a l l y l o o k i n g fo r w a r d t o. I ’ v e a l s o enjoyed travelling to some preaching engagements, mostly to young people and yo u t h g ro u p s. I ’ ve a l s o b e e n w o r k i n g o n my d e b u t s i n g l e which is set to be released real so on. Sh o uld we expec t to s ee yo u in the ZImpraise 2017 Live DVD. I’ve been a m em ber since 2012 and was called by t h e C E O J o s eph M adziy ire t o c o m e f o r t h i s y e a r ’s 1 0 t h y e a r a n n i v e r s a r y, w h i c h w a s so much f u n, s o expec t to s ee my f ace s o m ew here in it. How do you deal with negativity? I always go back t o t h e Wo r d o f G o d . I n J o h n 16:33 Jesus said “ These things I h ave s po k en to yo u, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; CLASSIQUE Q&A Magazine | Nov 2017 b u t b e o f g o o d c h e e r, I h ave o v e r c o m e t h e w o r l d .” I n 2 Co r i nt h i a n s 2 : 1 4 Pa u l w r i te s, “Now thanks be to God who ALWAYS c au s es u s to t r i um p h i n C h r i s t .” T h e s e s c r i p t u r e s rem ind m e that battl e s, t r i a l s and tests are inevitable, b e c a u s e f a i t h d o e s n o t d e ny fac ts, but it rests on the truth that my vic tor y is guaranteed i f I k e e p my fo c u s r i g h t a n d look at life with the right per s pec tive. Do you ever face criticism? Ye s I d o . O n e c o n s t a n t i n life is that you can never please ever yone the same, a n d i f yo u fo c u s o n p l e a s i n g people you lose yourself in the process, So I’ve learnt to embrace criticism in that regard. I always say that being a Christian attracts attacks, but even within Christianity I still get criticised either for my fashion, sometimes s t y l e o f m u s ic, and o f te n g e t criticised for my opinions, but it do es n’t f aze m e at a l l. C h o o s e o n e f ro m t h e fo l l ow - ing singers.Mali music or Travi s G re e n e. Travi s G re e n e Ta s h a Co b b s o r K i e r ra S h e a rd. Ta s h a Co b b s N t o k ozo M b a m b o o r M a h a l i a B uc h a n a n . N to k ozo Mb a m b o Wh at a re t h e a d va nt a g e s a n d d i s a d va nt a g e s o f b e i n g a P K ? Interesting question. One a d v a n t a g e i s t h a t y o u ’r e i n a p o s i t i o n w h e re p e o p l e c a n make a role model out of you. One of the disadvantages that yo u h ave i s l i vi n g up to p e o - p l e’s ex p e c t at i o n s o f yo u t h at a re, h a l f t h e t i m e, un re a l i s t i c. Yo u a re h e l d t o m u c h h i g h e r s t a n d a rd t h a n t h e n o r m a l k i d i n c h u rc h . B e fo re yo u d e c i d e to do something, you are fo rce d to co n s i d e r t h e i m p l i - c at i o n s a n d co n s e q ue n ce s o f yo ur a c t i o n s o n yo ur p a re nt s and the whole church. Another d i s a d v a n t a g e, d e p e n d i n g o n the size of your church, is that yo u d o n’t a l ways g e t to e n j oy m uc h t i m e w i t h yo ur p a re nt s a s a n d w h e n yo u wa nt to d ue to the unpredictable and demanding nature of their wo r k a n d s c h e d ul e s. ht t p :/ / o f f i c i a l b e n j a m i n .co m / 13 You are held to a much higher standard than the normal kid in church. Before you decide to do something, you are forced to consider the implications and consequences of your actions on your parents and the whole church