Kiki Interviews Cabo Snoop

October 13, 2011 by  

I remember Lelo sent me a list of artists that were going to be performing at the MTV Live Party and asked me to choose who I wanted to interview. My first choice was a local artist but her response was that he is a very private person and sets boundaries during his interviews, I immediately yawned and asked for Cabo Snoop. Then MTV Base told us he doesn’t speak no English so he will have an interpreter with him. I was like ‘hoooookay this is gonna be a difficult one‘. Should I? Shouldn’t I? I went ahead and confirmed it but trust me, I did not know what to expect. I am glad I chose to interview this young man. He is so fun and full of life it’s amazing. He is not really fluent in English but he tried shem. We understood each other.

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He came with his entourage (the dancers) and his interpreter of course. Thank you so much Stefan Silveira for your help and making my chat with Cabo fun. A big thank you to Nothende as well for helping me by taking pictures during this interview.

Here is how my 20min chat with Angola‘s current  “IT” boy went down.

Kiki: You are in the music business now. Has it always been your wish?

Cabo Snoop: I have always been in the industry but as a dancer. I used to go to the studio a lot so when our producer passed away I decided to pursue music. It makes me remember him all the time because he loved this craft. I remember all those beats he used to play and made me fall in love with music.

Kiki: You said you started as a dancer? Who were you dancing for?

Cabo: I wasn’t dancing professionally. It was just a hobby though I was hoping that one day someone will spot me and give me a chance. I used to just dance on the streets and also in schools.

Kiki: I thought you were a professional dancer. So how did you end up in music studios then?

Cabo: This producer that inspired me was actually a friend of mine. He was producing for other people and I’d visit him in studio.

Kiki: Ok, now I understand. How do you come up with the lyrics to your songs? Like the known one Windeck?

Cabo: That song was written by my late friend (the Producer). During those days I used to visit him in studio. He’d give me a microphone and some beats and I would just play around so one day he gave me Windeck the word and we played with it and now it’s a hit. (He laughs)

Kiki: So which artists have you worked with/collaborated with so far?

Cabo: I have worked with a lot of African artists. Buffalo Soldier from Zimbabwe. Dj Cleo from South Africa. I also worked with artists from Nigeria,Uganda etc. I’m working on something with Professor and also Zakes Bantwini.

Kiki: It seems you are working or planning on doing some collabos with a lot of South African artists. So when are you planning on working with Nothende? (I pointed at Nothende because I asked her to take the pics during this interview she was also there for her sound check)

Cabo: Does she sing also?

Kiki: Yes she does and she sings very well.

Cabo: No problem. Will discuss it after this and see what we can do.

 (I am waiting for that collabo guys because I want my cut.) lol

Kiki: Ok back to our interview. If you were not a musician,what would you be doing besides dancing?

Cabo: I would be a working in the church. You know those guys in long robes that help the ‘Father’ in the church? That’s where I would be. That would be me.

Kiki: Oh? Wow! And what inspires this hairstyle and these very colourful outfits of yours?

Cabo: Your questions?? (Points a finger at me laughing)

Kiki: What’s wrong with my questions?

Cabo: Very difficult. Not what I usually get asked.

Kiki: I work for Just Curious. We are always curious. Now answer my question please. Hahahah you know we don’t have a lot of time for this chat. The hair & outfits??

Cabo: I’ve always liked Michael Jackson & Usher and that is why I love dancing a lot. So with both these legends in mind I wanted to add something to it by creating my own image or identity. I didn’t want to be labelled as just a MJ or Usher wannabe so I brought colour and this unusual hairstyle into it to make Cabo Snoop.

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Kiki: How old are you?

Cabo: I am 20 years old.

Kiki: 20years?? You are a kid moes?

Cabo: No I’m not a kid. I’m a young man. (He laughs)

Kiki: You are a kid. 20?? I hope you’re not married and that you don’t have any children yet because I mean at 20 you are still very young.

Cabo: hahahahah No I’m not married and no kids yet.

Kiki: Do you believe in marriage though?

Cabo: Yehhhhh it’s complicated. Marriage is complicated.

Kiki: What do you mean marriage is complicated? You are 20, never been married but you say it’s complicated. How?

Cabo: I’m saying it’s complicated because it’s another step. A very serious step. When you decide to marry someone, you have to sacrifice a lot. You also have to be considerate in all that you do because you are now attached to someone else. So your life is not just about you anymore.

Kiki: You say you believe in marriage? Does that mean you will settle down one day?

Cabo: Yes I will get married but not now.

Kiki: So I guess only then you will be willing to over look the ‘it’s complicated’ part. Does that mean you will quit being in the public eye?

Cabo: Not exactly quit but I will have to tone it down.

Kiki: At the moment how are you handling Fame, Women and Money?

Cabo: Ohooooooo you and these questions of yours? Haaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaa

Kiki: Just answer the question young man. Hahahah

Cabo: I don’t spend my time focusing on it. Ever since I became famous I haven’t changed. I am still and always will be Cabo Snoop. Money, Women & Fame will not change me. I have family values and in everything that I do I think of my family. I use my money wisely by always giving back where I come from. I spend it on the things I believe in. I don’t spend it like a crazy boy. When it comes to women it’s difficult because you won’t know if the girl loves you or they love the fame and the money. So I try to keep my distance when it comes to women.

Kiki: So, where do you see Cabo in 10years time?

Cabo: That’s difficult. I can’t predict where I will be because nobody knows. At my age I have achieved a lot compared to some people that are older than me. Within 2 years I have performed with big people in this game. Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Omarion etc. I am here in South Africa working with top artists. I have performed in France, Netherlands and Portugal. Those are the things I could only dream of but it’s happening already. Everything happened so fast within a short period of time and I didn’t even see it coming. So where Cabo will be in 10 years? Only God knows. I don’t know.

Kiki: Have you encountered anything that really put your spirit down?

Cabo: It was when my friend (the producer) died. That really hit me hard.

Kiki: Talking about death. If you had to die today, what would you like to be remembered as?

Cabo: I would like to be remembered as someone who loved God. Someone who helped and loved others.

Kiki: Thank you so much for your time. You are such a bubbly and a happy kid you know? It was fun.

Cabo: Stop calling me a kid. Ok can I say one more thing?

Kiki: Hahahah go ahead.

Cabo: I want to thank South Africa for the love and support they are showing me. I really appreciate it. Please vote for me I am nominated for two Channel O Awards and also nominated for Best World wide Act at the MTV Europe Awards. So please vote for me. Thank You.

The End.

By Kiki Marli

Twitter @KyeMarli  

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Comments

42 Comments on "Kiki Interviews Cabo Snoop"

  1. Luyah on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 12:56 am 

    I love me some Cabo Snoop, nyc interview Kiki.

  2. E2_Mash on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 1:49 am 

    I so enjoyed this interview ,hahaha I have been wondering who tweets for Cabo Snoop till I saw ” People is here” then I got my answer lol!

  3. DTutu on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 2:22 am 

    He better learn english and Fast. Nice interview kiki I love ur questions hey on point.

  4. dejane on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 2:38 am 

    He’s only twenty kanti? Tjo! Makes sense why he’s always dressed so colourfully.

  5. Lehakoe on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 5:58 am 

    Not a fan of his music but I enjoyed the interview. He seems like a very genuine young man who is still set in the right path. I loved your questions Kiks. May God bless him.

  6. snapshot on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 6:20 am 

    Windeck ==> love this young man,once I start dancing to his music there’s no stopping me. Thanks Kiks for the interview nice one. Windeck ===> ayoyo!!!!!!

  7. lolly on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 7:39 am 

    fun interview!cant believe Cabo is so down to earth, makes me genuinely like him more.

  8. Baratang on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 7:43 am 

    Me likes Cabo Snoop too much….DANCERS included. Didn’t know he was only 20 years old. Tjoooooooo. Limpopo rocked BIG time… Windeck and Prakatumba bought the house down!

  9. Kiki on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 8:07 am 

    Thanks guys.

    Eish,what touched me the most was his response to my “So,where do you see Cabo in 10years time?” question. That was a very deep answer.

  10. Amo on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 8:35 am 

    It sure is Kiki. He looks like a driven young man who does not only do what he does for the fame, but cos its what he was meant to do…

    I loved reading this piece.

  11. Pule on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 8:48 am 

    That is a very good interview.
    Well done, Kiki!
    Some of these crazy looking artists are actually make more sense than seeming saints.
    I pray his feet remains on the ground.
    I only listen to his kind of music on few friday nights after a few glasses of red wine but i appreciate his hustle and attitude.

  12. Lela on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 9:31 am 

    Nice one Kiki, windek windek windek!

  13. Cutypie on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 9:45 am 

    Nice interview Nomkiks. He sounds like a good kid, guy! You must also interview that guy with Cabo Snoop on the second pic..LOL

  14. manny on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 9:53 am 

    *jumps on my desk and starts dancing* papada windek,windek windek…

  15. Nkey.. on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:04 am 

    Lol…@ Snapshort your dance moves on IWTSG showed how much you like this boy,coz your moves were very much similar to His.tltltltltltltltl

  16. SocietyG on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:15 am 

    Love me some Cabo Snoop…..Nice one Kiks!

  17. Monei on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:27 am 

    loved the interview. he sounds more mature than he appears. i like him. All the best Cabo!!!

  18. amyoli on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:28 am 

    Nice 1. enjoyed it. he sounds grounded, hope he doesnt forget to always be cause if you are not, the entertainment industry will eat you alive…

    oh yeah, im @Cutypie, please interview Euphonik…

  19. Kiki on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:36 am 

    Lol,Euphonik was my first choice guys. He is the one i am refering to at the top there. Lol

  20. Kinky Afro on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:40 am 

    Is it me or this dude kinda looks like he might be from Jamie Foxxs’ family line on the first pic?

  21. Baratang on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:43 am 

    Loaf ya KFC…. Must just sit down. There’s better people like Cabo Snoop to chat to. Nice one Kiki! I echo your sentiments, Cabo is a down to earth guy. Fame hasn’t gone to his head.

  22. Mapakisha on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:51 am 

    Sad that he’s only 20 but glad that he love my God so much:) Nice one Kiki.

  23. Pule on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:57 am 

    @kinky afro, ya right.

  24. Pule on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 10:58 am 

    @lela dear, feeling better today?
    get well.
    *a hug and a prayer*

  25. Pule on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:02 am 

    @kinky afro, i hope the family lineage similarity just ends in the facial looks and not in the huge trees dept? *apologies MissAN*
    It could make fame hectic for the young man.

    cheers guys.have a good day.
    I am off till monday.
    Salani Kahle!!

  26. Noance on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:05 am 

    I love Cabo Snoop, had such an awesome time. I had major fun that night, was by the stage, dancing my butt off:-) With ur gal B on my left and the kfc loaf on my right.

    Nice interview Kiki, there is something refreshing about ur interviews.

    JC FOR LIFE!!!

  27. shortT on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:24 am 

    prakatatumba…katumba…katumba! I love Cabo Snoop, and i didnt know he is that young. *cues Windeck and starts dancing*

  28. Polly on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:35 am 

    Great interview Kiks.

    Everytime I hear Windeck, Weza & her dance moves comes to mind.

  29. fabulicious on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:42 am 

    ”My first choice was a local artist but HER response was that HE is a very private person……”

    Is this an error or not really? *side eyes Samkelo’s yellow thong pic*

  30. amyoli on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:50 am 

    @Fabulicious… HER being bosslady and HE being Euphonik..i think

  31. fabulicious on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:55 am 

    @amyoli oh I get it, Oooooops!

  32. Kiki on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 12:13 pm 

    Wena Fabu,yazi uyayithanda iDrama vele. Azange nje ufunde nix. You were just looking for something ‘wrong’ that you can focus on. *hides*

  33. mama ka Gundi on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 12:26 pm 

    windeck windeck papapa….luv this dude now can we get Fally Ipupa in the house that guy give me goosebumps!

  34. MissAN on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 12:51 pm 

    LOL @ Kiki…Told you ABET needs more students…

    Have not read the article BUT I know @Kiki gives great interviews and has a way with this celebs,where they just open up and are sincere in their answers… You must be a talk show host…

    LOL @ loaf ya KFC…tltltl @ Noance wayenza indaba.

  35. MissAN on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 1:04 pm 

    Again…Nothende is underated…Does she have an album? If she does,I actually should buy it…

    Finally read the interview!!! Very nice Kiki,I agree about the answer regarding 10 years,God willing…

  36. Buhlebonga on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 1:19 pm 

    Oh good job Kiki!

  37. fabulicious on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 1:32 pm 

    Lol @kiki No no drama today shem I just thought you were hinting something that’s all- my bad

  38. Nthoentle on Thu, 13th Oct 2011 11:14 pm 

    Kiki u are good with interviews nana. I’d enjoy listening to u on radio/talk show

  39. soul sista on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 4:56 am 

    Great interview and great young man. Windek always reminds me of Weza…

  40. Lady Zee on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 8:30 am 

    Cabo Snoop owes a major part of his success to Weza!!She literally forced us to take note of,listen to and eventually love him!!Great young boy!!Ei mara nkare leyena he started drinking bo Stout at an early age….he looks a tad bit too old for 20!!*side eyes Anele Mdoda*

  41. Mamo on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 2:05 pm 

    Guys hle please tell me where can i get his cd

  42. lemon twist on Fri, 14th Oct 2011 3:01 pm 

    lol at the white woman screaming her lungs out with her hands up in the last picture……

    I love windek!

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