Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Do you know...Zola 7?


Do you know Zola and his show Zola 7. If not, I would suggest you check your passport. Are you in fact South African? Where have you been?

Zola is one of my biggest heros, I have spent many hours crying over his show [in a feel good kinda way… and yes I am a chick and I do cry]. In fact he falls just behind Madiba in a healthy 2nd place on the herometer. He ain’t new, BUT I have noticed that when I have mentioned his name in conversation to a few people, they give me an odd side-on blank stare. It is interesting to note that most of the ‘confused’ happen to be white. I am simply fascinated by how siloed our society still is.

Here is a guy that is [mega cool] and is seen by the poorer households as a modern day Robin Hood and lets face it, we have A LOT of poor people in this country. It has been said that in the popularity/awareness stakes [amongst LSM 1-5] he is 2nd only to Madiba. Almost EVERYONE in the country seems to know who he is, he has built one of the strongest personal brands in SA!

So this post is a wake up call to ANYONE that has not heard of Zola and his show Zola 7. A simple search on Google for Zola 7 will yield a staggering 1.8+million results! Not bad for a guy from the Ghetto. We need more hero examples like him in SA! Real rags to riches!

So turn on your tele and check out the work he does. Zola 7 on SABC 1 at 20h30 – Thursday evening.

20 comments:

Zani said...

Those who don't know of his work should double check their passports. He's a good bloke!

Anonymous said...

Hi Its Zandy,
I must say Zola is doing the good work,Thumbs up 4 you Mfowethu.
God Bless you Mzolisto
Zandile - 11 Sept 2007

Anonymous said...

Ek se kanjani, my name is Linda(male)I was born eMlazi Durban but now I'm in America trying to be like you and I'm 15 years old. You just inspire me Dlamini(Zizi). So one day I wanna give back to my country

Anonymous said...

Ek se it's Linda from America originally from Durban. I think Zola is a complete inspiration not only to me but the whole country

Anonymous said...

HAITA HOLLA!! NGU-JIKA AKA MR 2010, I AM INSPIRED BY U ZOLA'S LIFE AND HOW HE GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. KEEP UP DA GOOD WORK ZOLA AND THE REST OF THE CREW. YOUR SHOW ROCKS BIG TIME!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

zola is a hero, i don,t have words to describe all the good things he does.he is my inspiration,i look up to you and you are best.i don't care who says what about you, in my eyes you are a legend. LOVE YOU ZOLA.

Baby-Luv said...

I totally love Zola and everything he stands for.Anyone not knowing him needs their head checked.Keep up the great work Zola and let not those critics get you down.

Anonymous said...

YOO YOO ZOLA I WISH DAT ONE DAY I CAN MEET YOU

Anonymous said...

I just wanna thank Zola for the tremendous job that he is doing, so please do not giveup to do great work. God bless you.ljustice @ galmail.co.za

Anonymous said...

IM ZOLA'S NR ONE FAN!! HE IS SOMEONE I REALY LOOK UP TOO. JA TRUE ANYONE WHO HAS NEVER HEARD OF THE DUDE REALY IS NOT FROM THIS COUNTRY!!! ALL THE BEST ZOLA. GOOD BLESS U. I WISH ALL THE WISDOM THAT GOD CLD POSSIBLE BLESS U WITH. KEEP ON LOOKING OUT 4 OUR SISTERS N BROTHERS IN NEES MTSELF INCLUDED. THEMBY MTSWENI

Mputhumi said...

Zola is really making a difference to,and an icon to the youth of today,here's a little project I'm running,it's called AfriCan Child,www.africanchild.co.za it's an educational project,anyone who's intereted please feel free to contact me,details are on the site.Zola keep up the good work mfana.

Nomusa 4rm Durbs said...

Zola has done some great work for the people of this country, not forgetting his team beause he wouldn't have done it alone. Your work is greatly appreciated and thank you for your contribution in the upliftment of people's lives and for making people's dreams come true. For that we salute you and sithi qhubeka ungapheli moya!

Nomusa 4rm Durbs said...

Zola has done some great work for the people of this country, not forgetting his team beause he wouldn't have done it alone. Your work is greatly appreciated and thank you for your contribution in the upliftment of people's lives and for making people's dreams come true. For that we salute you and sithi qhubeka ungapheli moya!

Jay8Dupleci said...

Ja man
Although i'm white, well half white. But i love Zola, his music, his lyrics, and TV show lol
He is a real inspiration, i live in England, and have done for round 5-6 years. My family still play his tunes, and send over CD's n stuff. S.A from the heart.

Kelly said...

Im very proud of Zola cause what he is doing is a great thing for us,please keep it up dont give up and most of all he do think of us he does'nt treat people bad.love you Zola and wish you can help me one day.

bonginkosi babz said...

l am from ZIM but l know ZOLA like the palm of my hand we even share the same name. l adore him. wish he could help us too.

thuleka said...

Hi Zola
I'm Thuleka, u r doing an inspirable job u make us as South Africans proud to have u in our country, Iwish we cud b all lyk u cz u make everything sms possible, keep on doing the good job n may God GIVES U STRENGTH to MAKE U STRONGER n mayb sm dae u'll b rewarded. B Blessed!

THEMBZA said...

hey zola keep on doing the good thing for peeps abantu abafana nawe bayadingeka emhlabeni god bless u zade izinsuku zakho im THEMBI FROM STANGER

Anonymous said...

Hello from Russia!
Can I quote a post "No teme" in your blog with the link to you?

zama said...

I believe that you have came across many challenges in your life so the madia can't put you down, keep doing the best job that you do, the good lord is warching over you God bless bhuti Zola. PS people of Mzantsi are proud of you i know i am.