MILLIONS of South Africans will no longer have to be satisfied with just waking up to the smooth voice of Umhlobo Wenene’s Pastor the DJ – they will soon be able to dance along to his debut album, Worth The W8.
The 12-track album hits the shelves next month.
The King William’s Town-born DJ, whose real name is Phiwe Nozewu, said the album was a “must have”.
“This album will keep the fans on the dance floor until the early hours of the morning. It is a strictly dance album with commercial house beats. The single, Ayiyo Lendlalo, is already out and enjoying a lot of airplay from national radio stations,” he said.
The 38-year-old produces and co-presents Umhlobo Wenene’s morning breakfast show, BEE, and is also a presenter on Bay TV. He also recently joined Port Elizabeth recording company Baainar Records.
“I have worked with a lot of Port Elizabeth musicians. A lot of people wanted to be part of this album and I must say the end product is great. It was really worth the wait for my fans. I am sure it will keep them warm this winter and in summer they will still be dancing to it,” he said.
Asked how he got his professional name, Pastor said: “I got this nickname from my roommate when I was still at Boston College. He knew a Pastor Nozewu from Queenstown. Everyone started calling me Pastor. However, some people expect me to quote a Bible verse which is a bit of a problem for me.”