Switch back to Maskandi!
South African-based Zimbabwean songster, Duduzile “La-Dee” Ndlovu once identified as Inono Lakwethu has re-engaged her old Maskandi genre with a new single, Soka lam, in the making after announcing her switch to Afro-pop last year.
“I switched from Maskandi to Afro-pop last year because I wanted to explore other genres and I believe in trying new stuff,” said La-Dee.
It is crystal clear that the Jeys Marabini apprentice was well oriented into Maskandi.
As the old saying goes, “Old habits never die, they hibernate”. La-Dee’s connection to Maskandi is umbilical.
The songstress has considered going back to her roots and this time around focusing on both genres; Maskandi and Afro-pop.
“Maskandi or Afro-pop?”
“I’m actually tapping both now but Maskandi is at heart,” affirmed the songstress.
The songstress is well known for her Ndebele love single track, Ngiyaz’fela Ngaye which flooded local radio stations.
In 2007, La-Dee journeyed to South Africa in search of greener pastures and it is evident that indeed her quest has been fruitful.
“Any new projects in the pipeline?”
The Maskandi queen will be performing at the Heritage Day gala in South Africa, themed; Ubuntu bethu at Hillbrow Theatre on 24 September, sharing the stage with the famous Zinja Ziyamluma, Simunye brothers band, Ponga project, and Shelokim, among others.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity bestowed upon me to share a stage with bigger artistes.
“I will be performing my new single that I’m working on titled Soka lam,” said La-Dee.
The singer applauds the South African music industry in which she has managed to make a name for herself by flying the Zimbabwean talent flag high in the Maskandi gospel and Afro-pop genres.