Lady Du shares her come-up story and how her 9-5 fed her passion for music
“You might not like the job you have but make use of it,” Lady Du said, encouraging the 9-5 people to hold on until their breakthrough comes.
Amapiano vocalist Lady Du, real name Duduzile Ngwenya, has encouraged people to never underestimate their jobs, even if they know their passion lies elsewhere.
Taking to Instagram with a motivational post, Lady Du shared her come-up story, detailing how she had to hold down several jobs in various industries over the years to help finance her passion in music.
“Never ever underestimate what your 9/5 can do for you to start your own business!”
The Umsebenzi Wethu singer explained how she toggled from one career to the other, never giving up an opportunity to make money so that she could create a name for herself in the music industry on the side.
She listed some of the jobs she's done.
“I worked on a ship, travelled the world doing beauty, studied fire fighting, teeth whitening specialist, and safety officer position. I came back and worked at my dad’s shop, then worked with trucks (logistics), then worked organising events for a foundation.
“All that money I invested back into my music. I paid my dancers from my salary, bought them uniforms from my salary. Pretty njabzzz has been dancing for me for 12 straight years. Jeanette I met 4 years ago. Come hell or high water, pay or no pay - they got paid. They stuck by me when I had no hits, today they get to share my dream with me. Whatever I have they will have. You might not like the job you have but make use of it. Everything I have comes from my own hands,” the musician shared.
Go down memory lane with these TBTs Lady Du posted:
Lady Du is a singer, rapper, dancer and songwriter hailing from Vosloorus.
The granddaughter of Alias, the owner of the first nightclub in Vosloorus, daughter of DJ Choc and niece of YFM’s DJ Zan-D, she began her journey as a hip-hop DJ at age nine.
And while music is her thing, the star has also hogged headlines for her love story with former Isibaya actor Andile Mxakaza.
The pair recently celebrated their one-year engagement anniversary and shared that they are still as smitten as they were when they fell in love.
Taking to Instagram with a snap of her Bellagio ring, Lady Du reflected on the past 365 days of pure engaged bliss between the lovebirds.
“I chose love, I chose protection, I chose honesty, I chose respect, I chose a best friend, I chose a man that treats me like the only woman in the world,” she wrote.