Zuluboy to man
Zuluboy’s marriage to Andiswa Majozi has him glowing and happily in love. So much so that his wife now joins the rapper and TV presenter on stage.
In a unique move, Majozi, who is a professional sign language interpreter, interprets Zuluboy’s lyrics while he performs.
Majozi is also a familiar face on SABC3’s evening news as the interpreter for the deaf.
The couple met when Majozi invited Zuluboy to a meeting to discuss a mentorship for deaf people.
“I needed someone who walks the talk and Zuluboy sticks to his promises,” she said.
Zuluboy takes up the story: “I always wanted to be a rebel with a cause and this was an opportunity for me.
“She started talking and I heard nothing except ‘boom, boom’. I walked up to her and gave her a kiss. That’s when I told her I was going to marry her.”
His actual words were: “Siyakudinga ekhaya” which means “you are needed at home”.
He asked her out but she refused for three months. Then, about nine months later, he proposed to her by starting a fight.
“I asked her, if I lost both legs and was HIV-positive, would she still love me. She started crying and then I told her to look under her seat. She found the ring and started crying even more.”
Majozi laughs: “That was dramatic instead of romantic.”
To sort out the lobola they drove to Umzimkulu and along a 20km dirt road. They are both from Durban.
For the wedding, which took place on April 12, they decided on something small at their classic old Brixton home featuring wooden floors and high ceilings.
“The day was about us,” reasoned Zuluboy, “and not some guy passed out drunk in the pool.”
So, was he nervous while waiting for her at the altar?
“No. I wondered when is she coming because I couldn’t wait all day. She certainly took her time.”
Majozi said her hands were shaking: “When I was walking down the aisle there was a part of me who didn’t want to let go of my dad’s hand. I never looked at anyone except Zuluboy. It was that moment when I realised, this is my best friend, my life partner and this is it.”
Celebrity guests included Wonderboom’s Martin Rocker, Nicholas Maweni, TV actress Nolwazi Shange and TV presenter Mzwandile Ngubeni. The couple were married by Pastor Musa Motloung of House of Destiny.
The honeymoon was postponed because of the approach of Easter.
“No matter what happens, I take my grandmother to church for the entire Easter weekend,” explained Zuluboy.
They went on honeymoon to Sun City the next weekend, which was the weekend of the South African Music Awards (Samas). The two were given tickets to the event and they extended their stay for two days, going on game drives in the Pilanesberg.
Honeymoon over, the two are enjoying married life.
“It’s chilled, more relaxed and more fun.”
This is very apparent as throughout the interview the two laughed continuously. It is a genuine laughter that comes from deep within.
Something has also changed in Zuluboy. While there is still fantastic exuberance, which he expresses so well on SABC1’s Fan Base, there is now a maturity to him. He has become a man.
The couple are expecting their first child in a few months’ time.