Bhekumuzi Ncube, Sunday Life Reporter
DANCEHALL star, King Black has released yet another sparkling hit titled Sthandwa Sami that is likely to ignite a long lasting love affair between fans and the dancehall gaffer.
The track is nothing but a crispy hit with an incredible flawless sound making it clear that Ras Fyah Upfront Records did a grand job in the production of the song.
Sthandwa Sami is part of King Black’s second album Chi-King Chine Bling which consists of eight lip-smacking songs namely S’thandwa sami, Vovo, Wandisiya ndega, Say no to women abuse ft Mzex CIDAH, Ndakuda mahwindi ft Attah fyah Qin, Baby ndipe rudo, Umoya wami, Yava summer, Bonus and Ng’yinkinga.
Born Donious Josia Bhebhe, the gifted superstar is one of the few Bulawayo artistes who have ventured into dancehall despite the fact that the genre is not very much popular in Matabeleland.
Since the establishment of Skyz Metro FM, local content in the City of Kings has enjoyed fair airplay which has helped many musicians thrive, and King Black believes the local station should also appreciate the dancehall genre for them to flourish in the industry.
“Bulawayo is a city of talents; there are many artistes who are dancehall stars but have failed to thrive since the genre seems to be less appreciated by the station.
The station should expose dancehall stars at the City of kings which will save as notice to Harare based dancehall stars like Killer T and Winky D. If Bulawayo dancehall receives massive airplay, Harare dancehall artistes will realise that they are facing a stiff challenge against Bulawayo stars,” he said.
“I’m very active in the industry; I have performed in different places like Royal Club, Club Forty 40, Waverely, Umqombothi Sports Bar in Nkulumane, Whatever Sports Bar in New Lobengula, at Jabula Inn in Esigodini, Cane Club in Shurugwi, Donodzo Night Club in Mberengwa, in South Africa at Safari Hotel, Mazaiwana Sport Bar in Magwegwe North and Marisha in Old Magwegwe.
I have performed with renowned artistes like Seh Calaz, Freeman, Soul Jah Love and Killer T at Large City Hall Car Park. However, my music is less played on our local station which is supposed to be appreciating every genre from the City of Kings,” he said.
King Black is currently based at Gwabalanda Suburb where he sells sandals as a part time job. -@NcubeBhekumuzi