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Listen: Zola 7 says fame can kill you

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Zola 7 joined the Fresh Breakfast team on Metro FM for an epic radio show today, Friday. The artist spoke on the effect of fame and how he is ready to take his career to the next level despite past struggles.

Speaking, he said, “Fame for me is something I associate with the fact that it can kill you. You can go in so deeply and go into a trance, next thing we are at your funeral.”

“You can’t come and pick up habits that you didn’t know or have when you were broke. For example, the cocaine thing was a white problem I don’t know how we got tangled up in that or how it became black. Artists suffered because they picked up habits that they don’t know anything about.”

“Because there was a time when people were performing for lines (drugs) down in Hillbrow and R2000. There are still these foolish promoters that call us today and they think they can get you for R10k because they got someone else for that much.” He added.

However after years of break, he hopes to return on air with a new show, Hope with Zola.

Listen to the full conversation here: