Q: What was the first original CD or music piece you bought with your own money? And why?
A: Thandiswa Mazwai - Zabalaza Double CD - It had always been an intention of mine that the first original piece of music I own be proudly South African. I think Thandiswa Mazwai at that point in time was the perfect choice. Though the CD had been out for some time already, I enjoyed her music and I guess I also identified with her as a Xhosa woman. This was in 2008, I had my first job and I had recently moved to Johannesburg. I do not usually buy much music, but when it hits me as much as Miss Mazwai's album did at that time, I then have to own the piece.