Ntabazinduna meets Bergville!
Australia-based Zimbabwean Afro Fusion artiste Makhosini Dominic Nkomo otherwise known as Makhoe Drey in the music fraternity, has managed to accomplish his dream by roping in his inspiration, South African artiste Big Zulu on his upcoming single.
The two are set to release their song titled Emazweni on 24 July on Zimbabwean, South African and Australian radio stations.
Emazweni which translates to living in the diaspora (in line with the song’s thematic concerns) was produced by Bulawayo boy Cosmo with Fish F Ndaramu taking care of the mastering and voice arrangement departments.
The song which B-Metro showbiz got a chance to sample before its release, was produced virtually.
From his base in Canberra, the capital of Australia, Makhoe Drey said it was a dream come true to have Big Zulu on his latest project.
“As a Big Zulu fan, no one will understand what I feel right now. I still can’t believe that this collabo came to fruition. It’s a dream come true.
“The song was done virtually. However, Big Zulu is a very busy man so I had to be patient for the project to be a final product as he also had other projects he was working on,” said Makhoe Drey.
Big Zulu is currently one of the most sought-after artistes in Africa, and a lot of money was paid to attract him.
An Australian businessman Dan Posch made it possible for Emazweni to sail through.
“I can’t really say how much Big Zulu charged for the collaboration but he charged what’s worth him.
“I would like to thank Mr Dan Posch who noticed the hard work I put through my music. I give credit to him on this song because he held my hand throughout the process.
“I honestly don’t know how I can thank him (Dan Posch) for what he did for me. My career changed through his efforts and I am looking forward to a brighter future,” said Makhoe Drey.
Inkabi, as Big Zulu is fondly known, is committed to helping upcoming artistes realise their dreams.
Some of the youthful artistes that he has worked with are Intaba Yase Dubai on his triple platinum selling song Imali Eningi, Lwah Ndlunkulu (Umuzi eSandton) and Mduduzi Ncube (Inhlupheko and Isiginci).