31 January, Johannesburg, Just in time for celebrating love this Valentine’s day, Award-winning musician Zakes Bantwini has just dropped his latest single Choose The Best Of Love, featuring Refi. The single is taken off his latest album Love, Light, Music 2 which was released to critical acclaim in 2017.
A trained musician and academic, a husband and a father, Zakes understands the love language and what it is to give love. Choosing the best of love is an infectious, upbeat, melodic, sexy and warm song with both vocalists providing raw and distinct sounds that get to gel together beautifully as the song progresses. Zakes brings an urban traditional tone which has influences of his musical heroes, the likes of Fela Kuti, Salif Keita. “When I made this song with Refi, I didn’t think it would be this great. This is a song for lovers, appreciating your partner as they are and choosing the best of love in them, the best of love for yourself, choosing love daily. It’s one of the most important songs I have ever written and I’m forever grateful to have Refi lace it with her beautiful voice…” said Bantwini.
Zakes Bantwini’s catalog is very colorful and bouyant, his music has been celebrated not only in South Africa and the continent but across the world with more emphasis in the United States of America and Europe. Hugely inspired by a number of industry greats such as Caiphus Semenya and the late Bra Hugh, Zakes believes that he still has a lot to contribute to the fast growing industry. Having study music, worked behind the scenes, nurturing talent and setting stages alight, this
Born Zakhele Madida in KwaMashu, KwaZulu Natal, Zakeshas always dreamt of being an entertainer. His albums have not only won him accolades but the biggest prize, the hearts of his adoring fans.
Choose The Best Of Love is available on all digital music download platforms.
He co-directed with Sarah-Jane Nicholson. It follows the theme of James Bond, the infamous fictional British Secret Service agent. The video showcases Zakes Bantwini’s incredible dance moves, bringing the finesse of James Bonds into a local context. The films are also noted for Bond’s relationships with various women, Choose the Best of Love is a song about love & relationships making it a perfect fit to the theme. Interact with Zakes on social media: @ZakesBantwini