It’s a very small market, but it’s a very loyal market. It’s a market that loves festivals – thank goodness - and they do something every weekend… the folks have a jol…— Kurt Darren
I sold my farm… I was attacked twice, tied up with cable ties… I just carry on. In South Africa, you’ve got to be a survivor… Things change… We felt a bit vulnerable…— Kurt Darren
If I had to give advice to my 25-year-old self I would say… save 20% of your money… and invest it well! I wish I had done that…— Kurt Darren
Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays, Personal Edition” feature.
This week Whitfield interviewed Afrikaans music superstar Kurt Darren.
Darren is best known for his smash hit “Kaptein”.
He’s been producing albums since 1995 when he released “For Your Precious Love”.
He has since produced another 22 albums, the latest being 2017’s “Laat Die Dansvloer Brand”.
Darren is married to South African model Dunay Nortjé.
What does Darren believe about money?
Does it keep him up at night?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
I go to Holland about three times a year… Afrikaans and Dutch is almost the same, but not the same… When I went there the first time they thought I was a comedian…— Kurt Darren
CD sales have declined, it’s now streaming… Our market still has to catch up…— Kurt Darren
About four years ago I started Super Sokkie Cruises… The cruise for next year in March is already sold out… I’m doing a kids’ cruise in February…— Kurt Darren
I’m into property now… We’re busy planning a great estate…— Kurt Darren
Everyone that’s involved in business with me… knows that I make time for family.— Kurt Darren
In Standard 8 someone tried to convince me to leave school to sing…— Kurt Darren
People don’t call me Kurt Darren, they call me ‘Kaptein’.— Kurt Darren
Security is important. And money can bring you security. I want security for my family… I want to keep them safe and send them to great schools…— Kurt Darren
I’m not worried about running out [of money]. I’ve invested wisely…— Kurt Darren
I moved to Cape Town three years ago; I move straight back… the majority of the work is up here.— Kurt Darren
The worst money decision I’ve ever made is buying a whole lot of properties I bought at one stage. I’m rid of most of them… I wish I’d done the 20% thing. I bought too much property…— Kurt Darren
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