Big tings for Ezra Neethings

Leungo Mokgwathi
BIG HIT: Ezra Neethings

‘Danko’ delight as track hits 13.5 million streams

Ezra Neethings’ ‘Danko’ chant continues to go from strength to strength.

The policeman-turned-musician is celebrating big big tings as, exactly a year after its release, his popular banger ‘Danko’ has hit a whooping 13.5 million streams.

Proving he’s no one-hit wonder, the 24-year-old Jazz star’s follow-up single, ‘Ska Nconcluda’ has been streamed 1.7 million times since its release on 1st November last year.

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“The feeling is still surreal because I never saw it coming. Every now and then I pinch myself just to check if it’s a reality because although every artist dreams of such an accomplishment, you never actually see it happening for you!” confessed the musician.

After failing his BGCSE, the singer (real name Esere Diloro) joined the police service, becoming a Special Constable in 2017. He continued with his music on the side until he was discovered by a South African Record Label, when he quit his job to pursue his musical dream.

“When I decided to take a completely different path of pursuing music, it was not even about wanting to gain recognition, I just wanted to express myself the best way I knew how, which was through my music,” explained Ezra Neethings, adding it was inevitable he would take this path.

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“Once you are called into something, you are always going to rebel into it until you give in, regardless of how many times the systems pull you into other things. Going into music was me finally rebelling against the systems and finally pursuing that which I have been called to do. The fame and acknowledgements have always just been a bonus for me, just as the Bible says that a man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.”

Confident this is just the start, the singer promised there would be more big tings to come in 2023.

“I have a number of songs coming up but my most recent project is called ‘Under Pressure’ which is set to come out either in late March or early April.”

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