A video uploaded by a  capetonian went viral & has changed the life of one man forever.

Genevieve Maxim never knew that a simple video that she took would gain so much attention. She had been waiting at the train station when she saw Derek Plaatjies playing on his guitar.

She uploaded the video which garnished loads of views within the space of a couple of hours.

“How incredible is the talent in South Africa… this gent, Derick, kept everyone entertained while they waited for Metro Rail. Absolutely brilliant! ‪#‎ProudlySA‬”

Watch the original video here.

The video, which has had nearly 200 000 views since being uploaded, shows Derek doing what he loves: singing while playing guitar.

Despite the fact that he was doing it at a train station in False Bay, and that the video was shot on a cellphone, it was obvious that he is an incredible talent!

The team at KFM saw the video & started a campaign to track him down, Within 24 hours, they had found him, found sponsorship & recorded his very first singe in studio!

Listen to this to hear his amazing singing voice, and you’ll know why we are so excited about this young man:

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