Daniel is a 29 year old male from KZN, Durban. He is a qualified Sound Engineer and Music producer even though he is currently unemployed. He enjoys writing and reading. He writes stories as well as poetry.
When Daniel is not spending time with his sons, he is rapping or creating Instrumentals. But his favourite past time is writing and drawing.
He was brought up in an African home, his mother is Zulu and his father was a Czechoslovakian man.
He spent most of his childhood and teen years in an Orphanage. He was involved in drugs, gangs and crime and also spent a year in jail. Becoming a dad changed his life and perspective. His greatest challenge is providing for his family.
We asked him a few questions to get a closer glimpse and this were his responses…
When did you start writing and what inspires you?
“I started writing when I was 12. I had no friends and I was very lonely. I had a strict Gran and was constantly bullied because of my appearance. So I wrote about my experiences. My experiences are what inspire me to write.”
What is the one thing you never leave the house without?
“I never leave the house without my cellphone and a pen.”
Which book are you currently reading?
“I am currently reading the Quran and Steve Biko’s book, ‘I write what I like.'”
Advice to the youth?
“I would advise young people to never stop dreaming because no matter how unfair it seems, it could be worse.”
Read some of Daniel’s poems: The cry and How I thirst