Every so often we get various artists on the show but it is always lovely to get someone on the show who is considered an institution and the same can be said for music legend Apache Indian.

Steven Kapur (born 11 May 1967), better known by the stage name Apache Indian, is a UK vocalist and reggae DJ. He is noted for a distinctive vocal style that is a fusion of Asian, West Indian and English cultural element.

He is a household name due to many of his international hits including the everlasting Boom shak a lak. Apache Indian has also been involved with numerous multicultural initiatives,he has supported many rising artists along the way and he also paved the way for many young British Asians to pave the way into mainstream. Many of his tracks made the mainstream charts, he DJ’d on Radio 1 (which is a BIG DEAL for a British Asian Artist) and his music has been used for countless Hollywood films too.

When he came in Apache did joking said that he would test my knowledge and after having a massive disaster with my ipad I literally did not have any questions lined up.

However I did have a lot of things I wanted to ask him, mainly the difficulties he faced when he first entered the music industry, the fact that he wanted to become a Teacher and how he is managing to fulfil his desire by running his own Academy, or as I called it his “baby”. Apache talks proudly of his academy which comprises those who want to learn all about music, and regardless of where he may be in the world he will make his way back to the UK for the class he takes every Wednesday.

Even our callers were interested in knowing more about his project as well as his future plans.

Apache talked about his past collaborations with other artists fondly and one can tell that he is someone who is truly humbled by his fame and success.

We then talked about his new track called “election crisis” which is still in production. However we were privileged enough to play a small clip of the song. I asked Apache why such a track? He believes that everyone should speak up and take part in the elections and not bury their hands in the sand and ignore what is going on around them in the world, and he was proud to say that they students from his Academy even star in the video.

He stated that fame was very difficult especially when he was at his peak, as there were not any other British Asians in the same boat as him and he found it challenging to deal with things on his own, however, he speaks happily of the industry which is now buzzing with new up and coming talent.

We rounded up the show with an acapella version of Boom shaka lak to revive some of my School memories as well as incorporating my name and Zee TV into the new version. It was a pleasure to meet Apache, find out more about him, his music and even get a glimpse of the proud family man he is.

I can see that Apache Indian has a very long way to go in the music industry and cannot see him retiring any time in the foreseeable future-In fact I can only see him getting bigger and better.