Video: Shimza gives more secrets about Mandela Day #OMS
Shimza gives more secrets about Mandela Day #OMS
In a historic event on Mandela Day, July 18, 2020, Ashley Raphala, aka ‘Shimza’ will become the first artist to live stream from Robben Island.
The popular DJ and his foundation SHIMUZIC have partnered with The Kolisi Foundation to raise funds for those negatively affected by COVID-19, as well as Robben Island.
ZAlebs caught up with Shimza to find out more about his latest initiative and more about his philanthropist ways.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s foundation, The Kolisi Foundation throughout the lockdown has been hard at work giving back to those in need around South Africa and now the foundation has teamed up with Shimza’s foundation to do more ground-breaking work.
Shimza clarifies that Siya has constructed himself in the wake of having grown up with pretty much nothing and made it his crucial give back and that impacts him.
“Since before COVID hit, Siya Kolisi and his establishment have been dynamic in offering back to the network everywhere and in the Western Cape as well as around South Africa. They have been doing a great deal of work on the ground by giving food packages and different necessities, just as people who are managing unfavorable issues in their everyday lives,” says Shimza.
The DJ’s establishment has consistently centered around the adolescent and in the past through continuous of One Man Show has had the option to give things, for example, school shoes to kids out of luck.
“I structure some portion of the adolescent and with my foundation and my following being overwhelmingly youth I need to have the option to shape their future and help where I can in a positive manner,” says the DJ of his establishment.
Shimza trusts that through his establishment he can “impart a culture of giving.”
“I might want to assemble my establishment and in the long run contact a larger number of individuals than I right now am in the following five years,” includes Shimza.
His yearly One Man Show, which began in 2011, has not exclusively been an approach to offer back to those in need however a wellspring of much fun. In the event that you have ever gone to one of his give’s one thing is without a doubt you were presumably moving from the second it began to till the second it tragically finished.
“The individuals’ help has brought me through the entirety of my occasions with the numbers developing exponentially consistently,” says Shimza.
Assembling an occasion of the One Man Show greatness accompanies its arrangement of difficulties yet Shimza says he generally attempts to clear a path for him to prevail with regards to all that he does.
“I unequivocally trust I quit anticipating a no as an answer and began concentrating on giving them why they should state yes,” Shimza tells ZAlebs.
While there have been difficulties it is additionally difficult to disregard the features, 12 years of an effective run of an occasion is no pap n vleis and Shimza says that One Man Show’s development and life span is a feature for him.
“Another of my features is the capacity to give back, through my small-time appear in Soweto, I have workshops for up and coming performers and business people and get aboard from various circles in media outlets to teach and give hopeful youth data from individuals that are as of now in the business.
With my small-time appear in Tembisa, I have a Christmas gathering for stranded kids and help them with school basics consistently.”
COVID-19 has constrained numerous designs to change, Shimza, for example, had it not been for the pandemic would be in Europe attempting to split the market, yet Cory V had different plans however not everything is lost.
At the point when the residue at long last settles and development is at long last permitted once more, Shimza is anticipating proceeding with his global ventures.
“I will probably concentrate on being abroad during off-top seasons, where it is winter in South Africa and Summer in Europe.”
Shimza is a genuine case of when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, as during the lockdown he hosts propelled the effective Lockdown house gathering with DJ PH, which initially started on the web and later packed away a spot on the mainstream music channel, Channel O.
The DJ says he “didn’t anticipate the incredible reaction from the crowd and (for the show to) arrive at the degree of accomplishment it has.”
He says the task is one, he is generally glad, and being an official maker of the show just demonstrates development in his vocation.
“It has motivated me to thoroughly consider the crate and concoct another transmission appear, considered Cover That which is a stage for uncovering crude singing ability,” he shares.
With regards to his Mandela Day set, Shimza says it will be “a mix of neighborhood and universal craftsmen”, he likewise has utilized one of Nelson Mandela addresses at the start of his set.
“Most of the songs are unreleased but will have a sense of deep-rooted culture and African rhythm.” The historic One Man Show will be broadcast on MTV Base South on Mandela Day from 16:00 – 18:00.