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Tresor : A New Soul Sound... Moulded in Africa


Here’s a facinating story of singer / songwriter Tresor Riziky (aka Tresor), an artist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who five years ago left his hometown of Goma, deep in heartland of Eastern DRC, for greener pastures and hopes of a music career in sunny Durban, South Africa. With nothing more than the clothes on his back and a fire in his heart, Tresor traversed the length of Southern Africa in pursuit of his dream… to become a celebrated, professional musician.

In order to make ends meet upon arrival in Durban, Tresor worked as a car guard (security guard) in the bustling streets surrounding Durban’s City Hall. Five years on and a huge amount of perservearance later, the talented musician has reached yet another of his goals with the release of a ‘world class’ music video… ironically filmed in the selfsame Durban City Hall.

Filming inside the iconic City Hall, in the heart of a buzzing Durban, was needless to say a ‘momentous’ experience. The architecture, lighting and pure size of the location offers the film-maker genuine cinematic scale. A big ‘thank you’ from iKind Studio to the energetic cast who danced their hearts and souls out for hours on end, to Media Film Service for their generous supply of production equipment and to eThekwini Municipality for the opportunity to shoot in this ‘National Treasure’.

As a professional musician Tresor performs regularly on the local and international stage, and this upbeat single off his new album displays the energy, passion and perseverance of a unique and talented individual.

Complete’ won’t be the last collaboration between iKind Studio and Tresor and with his new album set to be released early next year, we’re sure there’ll be many more great singles and music videos to come! In fact, we’ve heard the next single already, and plans are in the works. Let’s just say… it could be epic!

Post Production
Director Matt Nefdt Offline Edit Matt Nefdt
Producer Matt Nefdt Online Edit Matt Nefdt
Director of Photography Devin Carter

Director of Lighting Devin Carter B Camera Operator Luke Mason
Executive Producer Michael Nefdt Grips Dylan Marriott, Marcus Hebbelman, Preston Kyd
Project Manager Sian Boolsen Production Assistants Nkanyiso Mdlalose, Noxolo Mhlongo
Project Accountant Levonne Nefdt Wardrobe / Stylist Shanelle Jewnarain
Actress Chelsea Laskey Choreographer Julia Wilson


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