Venda Gqom/AmaPiano artiste Bhadilah, real name Gift Lihlohonolo Ndlovu, has been shooting a music video for his hit song Nthengeleni which he said would be “classy”.
Nthengeleni is a song about someone who appeals to loved ones and friends to buy for them whatever they crave, with the cravings on the track being beer.
The music video, which was directed and captured by Bulawayo-based cinematographer Blessing Mangwiro, was shot in South Africa’s Limpopo province’s Musina town in Matswale township.
Other scenes were also captured at Bulawayo Athletics Club (BAC) Leisure.
The final product will be released in two weeks.
From all the smash hits he has produced, Bhadilah said he opted to shoot a video for Nthengeleni because, “I felt like my supporters loved the track a lot and with it being a fusion of Gqom and Amapiano, it became appealing to a wide range of people”.
“The music video of the song also won my heart because it has a simple and easy to follow script, which helped us in coming up with a classy shoot that has less costs,” said Bhadilah.
When shooting music videos, many artistes prefer to invite celebrities and socialites. However, for Bhadilah the people close to him (which he regards as family), are the ones who graced the video shoot as a way of showing support to him.
“On the music video I did not necessarily invite well known people like most of my counterparts do. Instead, I called upon friends and supporters who have since become my family. I did this to honour them because without their support I won’t be here today,” said Bhadilah.
Nthengeleni has broken boundaries and gained a lot of airplay both in Zimbabwe and neighbouring South Africa.
The single spent seven weeks on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)’s Khulumani FM charts, reaching position two as its best achievement.
It was also given the nod by Mzansi’s hip-hop Guru Slikour as one of the songs to look out for in the 2020 festive season on his Slikour online distribution site.