Bongani just can’t seem to figure out what he did to the music industry. The singer and producer has revealed that he’s lost a lot of friends along the way and some artists don’t even want to work with him. Although he’s made a lot of his songs over the years, no one wants to be associated with him.
Bongz was part of popular music group Jozi, which consisted of Da Les, Ishmael and the late Crazy Lu. He’s recently tried to reach out to his former band mates but has not had any success. On the recent episode of his reality show he shared that he was supposed to meet with Ishmael.
No Jozi reunion
Bongani went looking for Ishmael at his apartment building but didn’t find him.He called and waited until he gave up and left. He’s also tried to reach out to rapper Da Les.
“Da Les and others will talk and say that I’m unstable. You can’t even speak with him.” Bongani shared a screenshot of his WhatsApp conversation with Les. In the chat, Les responded by telling Bongz that they’re on different paths, adding that he should respect that.
“Others say, ‘no, he’s high”’ They love that one. They love saying he’s high.”
Bongani also believes that others are “genuinely” scared of him. “And when I say they are scared of me, they respect me. Just like I would say I fear Jesus. I wouldn’t say that I’m actually scared of Jesus, but I respect him.”
The hitmaker also shared that he’s been trying to connect with other people in the music industry. “I respect people like DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, DJ Black Coffee. I’ve been knocking on their doors.”
He believes that his former controversial record label boss, Lance Stehr, closed doors for him, even blocking an opportunity for him to work abroad.
Bongz’s American dream shattered
“Do you remember the Snoop Dogg story? Snoop Dogg wanted to take me. I went to his show and I had my passport. I had a 12-year visa. Snoop said, ‘young nephew, are you ready?’ I said, ‘yes, Uncle Snoop.’”
Snoop apparently asked Bongani to pack his bag and told him that they were leaving the following day. “I went crazy. The next day I woke up in the morning” – and saw headlines saying that he had turned Snoop Dogg down.
Can you imagine how far Bongani would have gone if he had moved to the USA? Maybe it’s not too late for him to turn things around through his record label. We’re watching closely to see his comeback.
Follow his story on Finding Bongani Fassie every Saturday on Moja Love, DStv channel 157, and express to DStv online.
This episode will be available on DStv online until 27 August 2021.