The Sunday News
Venda Gqom/Piano artiste Gift Lihlohonolo Ndlovu affectionately known as Bhadilah in the music scene, believes he has conquered Matabeleland South and its time he takes over Zimbabwe.
This comes after he scooped three awards at The Eminent in Sports, Music and Academic Awards (Tesma) which were held in December, last year.
He won for Best Collaboration for the song Vhavenda which featured Bolamba Culture Birds and Best Video and Song for Nkonela.
He said he is ready to export the Matabeleland South, particularly the Venda culture to the rest of the country’s provinces.
“I feel great to have scooped the awards as they were a sign that I have conquered Matebeleland South. However, the achievements are giving me so much pressure that I am ready to tackle.
“I believe it’s time that I export our culture to other provinces so that we can also be recognised nationally. If I have done it in my province nothing can stop me from conquering Zimbabwe,” said Bhadilah.
To strengthen his musical career, he said he is looking forward to working with mostly Harare-based artistes and South African artistes based in the Limpopo province.
“I figured out it’s hard to work on your own especially in the Zimbabwean music industry. The best way to go is through collaborations.
“I am having talks with a number of Harare artistes and I have reached conclusions with some on various collaborations.
“I also noted that Beitbridge and Limpopo share a lot in terms of culture and language, so I will also be working with artistes from that province (Limpopo) so as to break the nationality boundaries,” said Bhadilah.
The multi-award-winning artiste is set to release a music video for the song Dzungudza featuring Limpopo’s Black Moon in February.