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Danny K








Who Is Danny K

Danny K is a South African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, author, producer and actor who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wits University. He has many accomplishments such as being the founder of SHOUT: a South African crime-fighting charity, and being an entrepreneur with several businesses under his name, called J23 Entertainment, Masterpiece Capital, ROCKA Headphones, and KD Foods RSA. Danny has been nominated multiple times for a SAMA (South African Music Award) and has won four times. He has two consecutive Kids Choice Awards, two consecutive Crystal Awards (People’s Choice Awards), YOU magazine Award for Best South African Musician, and The South African STYLE Award. Danny was also voted number 34 in the Heat Magazine’s Hot 100 for 2007.


He was voted by First National Bank’s national survey as one of South Africa’s few role models, as well as South Africa’s most trustworthy 100 public personalities by Readers Digest, where he took 1st place, which saw the pot of R100 000 donated to Compassionate Friends, a grief-counseling service in memory of his late brother.

Danny was a guest at ‘A Date with Arthur’. He was featured on the Coke Studio season 2, and he was the celebrity coach of Superstore season 1.He is an actor known for Bunny Chow Know Thyself (2006) and Straight Outta Benoni (2005).

Danny’s extraordinary rise to fame and the enormity of hardships that stood in his way have been largely unknown, until he decided to share his story, as he has crafted a disarmingly candid keynote speech that explores the personal and business challenges he has met on the often-bumpy road to success. Leaving behind effective lasting tools that inspire companies most precious commodities-their employees. Not shy to show his vulnerability, he is able to inspire virtually anyone to overcome self-limiting beliefs. What sets him apart as a speaker is the fact that he weaves singing and music into this charismatic presentation.

His message reveals that it is necessary to celebrate diversity and to reinvent oneself to stay relevant – a lesson on sustainability that all individuals and businesses can relate to. Sharing the vicissitudes of success.


2006 Best Collaboration (with Mandoza) on Channel O

2007 Best Pop Album for Same Difference at South African Music Awards

2007 Best Pop Album for This Is My Time at South African Music Awards

Best S.A. Musician at YOU magazine

Best Dressed Male at S.A. Style

Best South African Artist at Kids’ Choice Awards

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