In an attempt to retrace his roots and identify with Bulawayo, Australia-based rapper Makhoe Drey real name Makhosini Nkomo roped in Bulawayo’s reigning king of hip-hop Asaph and Fish F McSwagg and the trio has released a song titled MaMami.
MaMami translates to “my mother” in English.
The song was specially penned for all the mother figures around the world, acknowledging the good works and sacrifices they make to give their children a better life.
From his base in the Capital Territory Canberra, Makhoe Drey revealed that the song which was produced by Atloanang Valela (Fish F McSwagg), was a way for him to reconnect with the City of Kings.
As it borders around the sacrifices done by mothers in taking responsibility in raising their children, Makhoe Drey specially wrote the song as a token of appreciation to his mother and revealed that he had nothing to offer her now except the song.
“I started doing music after I relocated to Australia five years ago meaning that I did not record any music while I was in Zimbabwe, hence, I had nothing that Bulawayo people could identify with, I then decided to do a song with artistes that are well known in the city that are Asaph and Fish F McSwagg.
“The song is basically about appreciating all the good mothers in the world for taking responsibility in raising their children, personally, I dedicated the song to my mother because she has done a lot to raise me to be the man I am today and I have nothing to offer as a token of appreciation except this song,” said Makhoe Drey.
Asaph said doing a song for mothers was something “that we can’t run away from.”
“We are what we are because of the sacrifices that our mothers made to raise us, in most cases you hear stories of fathers neglecting their children, but mothers are always there in each and every step of the child’s life.
“After he pitched an idea of the collaboration based on this topic, I agreed to it because even if we say thank you to our mothers it’s still not enough so doing a song that will forever be played for them is the best way to give them honour,” said Asaph.