I remember sitting in my first Accounting class at Stellenbosch University during my 1st year of Varsity, ready at keen for the challenge that lay ahead of me. Not knowing anybody in the class, I sat down near the front of the class (because I was keen) with my books, folio pad, and multiple writing utensils. I sat next to some random guy in the class with shaved hair, bit of a Greek/Portuguese/Spanish look and introduced myself. “Hi, I am Dan”, the reply being “Hi I’m J***??”. What a weird name, but after a while I learned how to say it. Joao and I were now accounting buddies, and together we struggled along trying to follow the Afrikaans accounting lecturer, and attempted to not get too lost during the classes.
Now look at him! While I am in the cubicle and excel world of accounting, he is making waves in the music industry. Where did my life go so wrong?
Joao forms part of a group known as Mi Casa, and have been busting beats with a South African flair. The group has gone Platinum with their debut album, won multiple SAMA awards, and were nominated for Best African Act at the MTV EMA’s.
With close on 64000 followers on Twitter, it’s needless to say that the group is popular and adorned in South Africa. With a massive support group, and touring around South Africa performing, the group is only going to get bigger and better! I look forward to seeing them grow, not only into a South Africa Juggernaut, but an international success.
Joao, I may have forgotten to give you back a pen I borrowed back in accounting class… I’m not giving it back! 🙂