There exists a generation of musicians that can never be boxed in, whose creativity can never be confined. They are trailblazers, trendsetters, pioneers of their generation, and legends in the making. To them music is more than just a good sound, it's the gospel they live by.
Zano is shaping up to be one of the leading and highly respected South African musicians of this generation. Moving from his hometown of eMbalenhle in the Mpumalanga Province in 2004 to Pretoria to pursue studies in music, majoring in jazz vocals, was the beginning of Zano's professional musical journey. Following his passion for his first love, Music, he started out in the music industry doing session work for DJs/ artists such as DJ Christos, the late Lebo Mathosa, Ralf Gum, BCC Choir, and Shana.
A major hit was born in 2008 when DJ Black Coffee and Zano collaborated for Zano's first official single, Hello. The song went on to become a major success and a national dancefloor anthem. It was this song that catapulted Zano onto the South African music industry spotlight. From that moment on Zano started getting collaboration requests from producers, DJs, and artists from SA and abroad. Some notable collaborations included work with Theo Kgosinkwe, the late AJ Bukenya, Shota, Phumeza, Phila Mazibuko, Tumelo, Ralf Gum, Pascal Morais, and Paso Doble. But nothing could top the synergy between Zano and DJ Black Coffee which was a winning formula; soon they collaborated again for DJ Black Coffee's album "Home Brewed" on a song titled "Someday". This gospel influenced house music banger cemented Zano's place in the SA music industry and Black Coffee's album went on to win major music awards in SA and abroad.
On a journey to influence the world through music and have creative and business licence on all his musical works, Zano started his own independent music label, ZanoUrban Global Music. The label is an integrated entertainment business specialising in music production, music publishing, artist management, and stage productions. Zano is on a fresh, new, and challenging journey - breaking out on a solid solo career and cementing his place in the African music industry. With the release of Black Coffee's ground-breaking live DVD, Africa Rising, reviving their song "Someday" with a 24-piece live orchestra, Zano has claimed his place as a respected world-class quality performer.
Zano's talent and skill is unquestionable. The African music scene has a new addition to its ground breaking artists, remember the name... ZANO