Lady Du Reminisces On The Age She Started DJing With Major Throwback
Lady Du Reminisces On The Age She Started DJing With Major Throwback. Dudu Ngwenya (30), Lady Du as she is fondly known by her fans, has now become the powerhouse of amapiano. Her hit singles Dakiwe and Catalia are some of the most popular songs in the Amapiano scene and she also featuresd in Umsebenzi Wethu by Busta 929, Mpura, Mr JazziQ, Reece Madlisa, and Zuma.
Lady Du has been working on her music career since the age of 9 years old, and it was only in 2020 that she received her big break. She took to Instagram to share a motivation to her fan and followers not to give up on their dreams no matter how long it takes. She wrote, “I started this when I was 9 years old, Facebook and Instagram weren’t there I was the first and youngest female Dj, I played with vinyls, I only got my big break now 2020 so remembered never give up on your dreams.”
“I have always wanted to be a musician. I was involved in singing, DJing, and dance from a young age and it’s all I dreamt about all my life,” Lady Du said. But like any protective parent, her dad wanted her to get an education so she could have something to fall back on. After high school, she received a bursary from Carnival City to study somatology in London. She spent a year travelling 108 countries as a somatologist and skin therapist on a cruise ship. “Travelling opened up my eyes and exposed me to different cultures. But I was doing it for the money, so I can invest in my music career,” Lady Du added.
Just when she was ready to quit again, she received a call from Tumelo “Mr JassiQ” Manyoni who introduced her to Amapiano music. She made the singles Dabula and Superstar. “Superstar is me manifesting my life into existence. I sang about being a superstar, driving big cars, and living my dream life and that’s exactly what I received within a year. I’ve been told I can’t sing, I’m boring and I’m too old. But Mr JazziQ believed in me and that motivated me to make more music,” she explained.