I’m married to my music, says Donald

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Jonathan Mbiriyamveka

South Africa’s deep house star Donald says he is still single and not searching. The “I Deserve” hitmaker disclosed this in an interview with The Southern Times on his recent maiden visit to Harare saying he was happily single.   

“Well, I would say that I’m married to my music and I’m so committed to my music. If I find somebody then will see how it goes but, at the moment, I’m happily single and not searching,” Donald said.

Donald performed to critical acclaim during his first gig in Harare at Solomon’s Lifestyle Café Tshisanyama.

His vocals were on point and his crowd control was amazing, as he connected with the audience on every level. Donald also said he would love to collaborate with Zimbabwe’s Jah Prayzah.

“I was introduced to Jah Prayzah at a club by a friend and we exchanged numbers.

“I’ve called him trying to see if we could work together but unfortunately he was not reachable on his mobile.

“Ever since I met him I have been following his music and also doing some research on the internet. He has an amazing voice and he’s done a collaboration with (Diamond) Platinumz who happens to be my friend,” Donald said.

According to his website, Donald was born in the village of Kraalhoek in the North West Province.

He began singing at a young age in the church choir, and that is where his musical talent was discovered.

In 2008, he inked a recording deal with South African DJ Cleo on his Will of Steel imprint. The label released his debut album, which received a lukewarm reception.

He departed from DJ Cleo’s label, and started his own imprint, D-Exclusive in 2011, and began production on his sophomore album “Train of Love” there.

He rose to fame in 2011 with his debut single “I Deserve”, which later appeared on his much anticipated and critically acclaimed sophomore album “Love Train”, which was released in 2012.

Donald released three singles from the album, titled “I Deserve”, “Denial”, and “Over the Moon”. “I Deserve” topped the RAMs Top 100 & Top 40 Charts, as well as entering the Top 10 on the Media Guide charts, instantly making him a household name in South Africa.

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