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#MusicExchange: Chad Saaiman

Chad Saaiman is at the top of his game and 2018 has been a stellar year for him. He's just released a fantastic new single with Youngsta CPT and, to end 2018 off, he and his other band the Black Ties have a fantastic show at GrandWest's Sun Exhibits venue called Sounds like Summer on Friday, 14 December 2018 with Katlego Maboe, Andrea Fortuin, G and T, and Kerwin.
I spoke to Chad, last week, about what makes him tick.

#MusicExchange: Chad Saaiman

BizcommunityWhen are you happiest?

I am happiest when I get to see my ideas come into fruition, especially ones that provide a platform for others to thrive.

BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?

It’s the foundation of who I am, so it means everything to me.

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

Getting to be a medium for happiness when I am on stage doing a live show.

BizcommunityWhat drives you: ego or humility?

A bit of both. I think remaining grounded and rooted in morale is part of my character. However, most artists are driven by ego in some way or the other.

BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage?

Yes, once I misjudged the height of the stage and hopped on and tore my pants below my crotch. Needless to say, the exposure was unwelcomed.

BizcommunityIt’s your round, what are you drinking?

Whisky, three blocks of ice.

BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?

The fine line between R&B and pop I have brought out within my sound.


C-Sizzle. C-Cat.

BizcommunityIf you were not a musician, what would you do?

I would most definitely be a footballer.

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself?

Creative. Authentic. Stubborn. Dreamer. Joker.

#MusicExchange: Chad Saaiman

BizcommunityFavourite fashion garment?

Black biker leather jacket.

BizcommunityGive us some real proper slang and what it means?

Not really one to use too much slang, but I’d say something like “I just wrote a smash.” Which means a “hit.”

BizcommunityTop of your bucket list?

Used to be White Hart Lane. But the new Spurs Stadium will do.

BizcommunityYour greatest achievement?

Becoming a father.

BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?

Some artists and their sense of entitlement.

BizcommunityWhat is your fear?

Not being able to express myself with my art.

BizcommunityHappiness is?

Getting to do what you love for a living.

BizcommunityOn stage, I tend to?

Crack jokes with the band during the performance.

BizcommunityWhere would you like to be right now?

Exactly where I am. : )

BizcommunityWishes and dreams for 2019?

More excellence. More Fun.

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Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

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