Pastor the DJ’s album sure to be worth the wait

Yoliswa Sobuwa

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.”

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