Dj Maphorisa on not finishing school, I guess I have to go back.
DJ Maphorisa is one of few celebrities who have carved out successful careers despite not finishing matric, and the DJ and producer is now considering the idea of going back to school to complete his studies.
Lawd Porry was in grade 11 when he got his first deal and soon after left school to pursue his dream of becoming a DJ and producer.
“I wasn’t going to school when I got the deal. It made me realise that maybe this was possible. I didn’t finish school, to be honest. I ended up in grade 11 and I went to college to do A (technical) courses: A1,A2,A3. That is where I followed my dream. I guess I have to go back”
The dj said he was motivated to return to school because he sometimes struggled to understand some of the contracts he was required to read.
“I am struggling to read contracts and stuff,” he admitted.
Speaking to Drum a month ago, Maphorisa reflected on how as a child he would drum on the desk with a ruler entertaining his class with beats. He also reflected on the heartbreak his parents felt when he told them he wanted to drop out of school
“It took me a long time to convince my parents that school bored me. I believe that people should go to school but I had a different vision,” he said.
The musi has gone on to make waves internationally and told TshisaLIVE last year he was honoured to represent Mzansi.
“It is always an honour to represent South Africa and Africa when I travel to places outside of the continent. It’s cool to play to audiences that may have never heard this kind of music. Like gqom for example: When you play it they have no idea what they’re hearing but they can’t help but move to it.”