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Zakes Bantwini Bares It All In The Next Sizzling Episode Of Behind The Story

Over the past few weeks, viewers have gotten to know more about some of their favourite superstars on the newest season of Behind The Story, hosted by Nomalanga Shozi. This week, Osama hit maker Zakes Bantwini shares the story behind his life, his music, political views and his family on BET’s Behind the Story airing exclusively on BET Africa (DStv 129). 

Zakes tells us how important responsibility is to him in his role as an artist, entrepreneur, father, and husband. He shares some laughs with Nomalanga and reminiscence of their hometown in KZN. Zakes also shares his journey and states repeatedly “I truly believe I am blessed”.

Viewers will get to hear his thought process behind going into becoming a DJ and how he chooses his collaborations. He takes viewers and Nomalanga, our able host and fab chauffeur, to an artist gallery with contrasting backdrops to show us one his sources of inspiration.



Zakes further shares his love for creativity and the importance of creating access into the music industry, which is the reason his studios are located where they are. He shares his political views, and lifestyle choices and expands on how his Legacy plays a pivotal role in the choices he makes.

Ever the myth, he finally shares the meaning behind his hit song ‘Osama’ and the shocking discovery behind the lyrics leaving Nomalanga “the flame” in tears.

Behind the Story is a BET Africa Original created to give audiences a chance to know more about their favourite celebrities. In this new season, the new format allows fans the opportunity to experience their favourite entertainers on a whole new level. Don’t miss the new episode of Behind the Story with Zakes Bantwini on Saturday, 13th November at 18:30 WAT/19:30 CAT on BET Africa (DSTV Channel 129, GOTV Channel 21). 

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