Make Money Mondays, Evergreen Content

Kaptein Kurt Darren on music and all the money he’s making from it

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

Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How to make best use of your year-end bonus

How to make best use of your year-end bonus

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Warren Ingram, Personal Financial Advisor and Executive Director at Galileo Capital.

UK politics descends into chaos as Tories trigger no confidence vote against May

UK politics descends into chaos as Tories trigger no confidence vote against May

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Prof Raymond Parsons (Economist at NWU Business School) and EWN's Alex Eliseev.

The best things to listen to this holiday

The best things to listen to this holiday

What music can do for the soul, podcasts can do for the mind.

How RMB went from 'too poor to buy a photocopier' to the largest bank in SA

How RMB went from 'too poor to buy a photocopier' to the largest bank in SA

Bruce Whitfield sat down with GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris, the inspirational founders of Rand Merchant Bank.

10 most-read articles of 2018 from Bruce Whitfield's The Money Show

10 most-read articles of 2018 from Bruce Whitfield's The Money Show

It's interesting to see which The Money Show articles were most widely read in 2018; a very tough year for the economy.

Research proves networking doesn’t work (if you try it with strangers)

Research proves networking doesn’t work (if you try it with strangers)

Review of “Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career” by David Burkus.

Popular articles
Adriaan Basson the second journalist to lay a charge against an EFF member

Adriaan Basson the second journalist to lay a charge against an EFF member

Earlier on Friday, Karima Brown laid a charge of intimidation against a party member who sent her what she says is a threatening text.

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

So-called 'designer vaginas' are created through various surgical or non-surgical procedures, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

Two Gauteng mayors before ANC Integrity Commission for hampering VBS probe

Two Gauteng mayors before ANC Integrity Commission for hampering VBS probe

The ANC says this decision was taken because the two are said to be frustrating forensic investigations.

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

Author Max de Preez weighs in on where SA would be if Jacob Zuma was still president and the impact of Ramaphosa now.

Kirstenbosch curator's widow thanks hospital's 'unsung heroes'

Kirstenbosch curator's widow thanks hospital's 'unsung heroes'

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens curator Phillip Le Roux died on Wednesday after a horrific cycling accident.

Here is what to do if you're affected by driving licence backlog

Here is what to do if you're affected by driving licence backlog

The WC Traffic Department has made provisions to cater for motorists affected by the backlog with the issuing of driving licences.

Cause of capsized catamaran outside CT harbour under investigation

Cause of capsized catamaran outside CT harbour under investigation

All eight people, including tourists and crew, were safely rescued from the capsized vessel near Table Bay on Monday evening.