Zakes Bantwini adds his Afro-fusion dance vibes to make Asa’s ‘Good Thing’

“Good Thing” was the second track released from French-Nigerian singer Asa’s album Lucid and when South African musician and globally recognised record-producer and record executive Zakes Bantwini heard it, he knew it was something he needed to get his hands on. The idea was pure gold and the outcome even better.

He took Good Thing’s lighter soulful feel and added a more uptempo beach party vibe that will keep you dancing all through the summer. Strutting your latest shades, Asa and Zakes will have the words “I’m too fly for this…” ringing in your ears.


Asa rose to fame in 2007, as her first album calmly gained traction: platinum record, the Prix Constantin, hundreds of concerts around the world and the Live in Paris album. Since then, she has continued her impressive career, blurring the lines between the classic categories of Europe, Africa and America, between pure soul and heartfelt folk, between pop and crowd-pleasing tunes. Her fifth album, “Lucid”, released this autumn, was composed between Paris and Lagos, and is produced by Marlon B. (M, Benjamin Clémentine).


Zakes Bantwini, born Zakhele Madida, is a South African musician, record producer and record executive. He was born in the F-Section of KwaMashu township in KwaZulu Natal. He is known for his song “Clap your Hands”, featuring Xolanti Sithole, from his album Love, Light and Music. Other featured tracks from the album include Bum Bum and Wasting my Time. Zakes is the owner of the independent record label Mayonie Productions established in 2004. Bantwini has a Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music.