Uber Drivers Move To Their Own Groove
Meet Taderera Mabvudzi and Mandla Dube, who are both Uber driver-partners that have one goal in common: to move South Africa to their rhythm.
Both Mabvudzi and Dube are passionate about their music and want to take the world by storm.
Taderera Rides The Groove
Music has always been a part of Taderera’s life and he was part of his school choir. Before using the Uber app, Taderera worked at a restaurant that meant long hours and no time for music. In December 2015, he started driving with Uber, giving him the flexibility to continue with his music and still earn a living. In 2017, Taderera was nominated in the Cape Town Zimbabwe Excellence Awards 2017 and has shared the stage with African phenomenal musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi and Berita.
Driving some influential riders, he’s even managed to play at their events. “Networking is essential in building a career in the entertainment industry and can assist in keeping your brand relevant as well as consistent”, says Taderera.
Mandla Rocks The Decks
He started playing his mixes in 2008 and prior to playing at well-known venues, he played ‘underground’ for four years, inspired by top DJ’s/businessmen like Vinni da Vinci, Christos and Oskido. He plays in SA’s largest cities and has even played in other African countries such as Botswana and Mozambique.
Taderera and Mandla are true entrepreneurs who both believe that society should not define your success. They are both determined to define success on their own terms and in their own time, while following their musical dreams.
Source and images: Uber