Zain considers himself first and formemost, a proudly South African Muslim. He comes from a family who was involved in the struggle for Freedom and believes he is among the fortunate to have lived in South Africa through this remarkable time in South African history. He is also an avid fan of the game of soccer. These passions and his vision as an artist have led to his latest project. One that is as much personal as it is meant for the people of his country. In Zain’s words, “When I consider projects, I look at them in terms of what’s needed and not in terms of what will sell. I look at what the community needs and where I can make a difference.” This ‘making a difference’ approach culminated in the writing, composing and performing of his newest single to be released to the mainstream market in celebration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Aptly entitled, ‘First we need the Love”, this incredible song, featuring Zain’s 17 year old son, Rashid, is about making a difference through the power of love, and sparking that change by beginning with yourself. In a unique audio and video release featuring another trademark song, “Who I am!”, this album is sure to capture the hearts, get the feet tapping and make South Africans and indeed the world, feel the love.
Zain says that a further motivation behind the song was to celebrate South Africa’s multi-cultural society and to lend support to this ‘country-changing’ event as an Islamic artist. In his own words, “in the littlest or grandest of ways, you can change the world, you can make it better!”
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