South African artist, producer, musical director and creative, Zādok, gets high praise for his contribution to Lil Nas X’s BET Awards performance for track “Montero – Call Me By Your Name” which stole the show and was ranked the #1 performance of the night by Billboard.
Contributing to the musical arrangement for Lil Nas X’s performance, Zādok was personally approached by Nas’ team to work on this milestone performance after they discovered a Nas cover that Zādok did in January which Nas was highly impressed by, and they’ve been communicating since.
“I’m extremely chuffed about the recognition. It feels amazing knowing that all these years of hard work and putting in the hours haven’t been in vain. Any honest creative in the SA music industry will tell you how much it can take out of you, so I really don’t take such moments for granted,” shares Zādok.
He adds: “I’m mostly excited about the possibilities of connecting with more creatives globally and playing my part in pushing the South African agenda, all whilst making amazing art.”
On home ground, Zādok’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed. Zādok has production credits on some of SA’s highly acclaimed albums such as: Prince Kaybee’s The 4th Republic, Sjava’s Umqhele and Umsebenzi, Tresor’s Nostalgia, JR’s Love Me Now, AKA’s Bhovamania, Moneoa’s Ziphi Inkomo, and Langa Mavuso’s LANGA, just to highlight a few.