Prince Chonco is from Ntabamhlophe at Dutch, a village near Estcourt in the KwaZulu-
Natal Midlands, and was raised by his mother, Ntombifuthi Zakwe, to whom heattributed most of his success, living in an extended family.
“I never dared to even dream of becoming a musician. My music career started when
the pandemic surfaced last year. “I considered taking a leap of faith in the music
industry,” said Chonco.
“My whole life, I planned around becoming an inspirational and motivational speaker.
Just as I had realised that dream, I was invited as a guest speaker at the Playhouse in
Durban, together with the director of Siziba Acting Agency, Ayanda Sibiya. Little did I
know that our paths crossed for a reason.”
Sibiya was impressed with Chonco’s skills. He asked him to facilitate acting workshops
for his agency.
Speaking in this workshop exposed me to acting which later on ended up on recording
music, after experiencing 5 surgical operation on my feet , so i composed my first song
of thanking God for healing my feet.“I had put together a song with the title I Praise Your
Name O God, and when I saw the studio, I asked if I could use it.’’
My career highlights include being part of the music selection committee in on Africa
USA radio.My music has been welcomed with pleasure in USA, Ghana,Turkey,and
expecting air plays in 12 radio station in Australia mid November 2021.I was featured in
London Recruits, a UK-based movie in February 2020.
“Growing up, I was artistic. A memory that stands out for me is when I painted pictures
and sent them to Radio Zulu for a children’s programme. They would describe my
paintings to the listeners and being credited was surreal.”
I first pursued engineering studies at the Mangosuthu University of Technology without
success, but later thrived in mechanical engineering studies at Swinton College. After
completion, he soon landed a job in the automotive industry ( Toyota Boshoku South
I have a passion for technology and robots.I also completed a course on robotics and
mechatronics. I am now busy with his Business Administration at the Management
School of South Africa.
My music is available on all Digital stores , and YouTube as well.
On Facebook I am Prince Chonco