Beitbridge based Tshivenda Gqom/House artiste Bhadilah Ndlovu has proven to be a force to reckon with as his latest single titled Nthengeleni has won the hearts of many in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe at large.
The single which was released on 30 November (Nthengeleni) translate to buy for me or buy me.
Bhadilah became the first artiste in the land to sing Gqom/Kwaito using the Venda language and he revealed that he is proud of his culture as it has made him prosper, gaining numerous awards and nomination at the country’s prosperous awards.
He scooped the Best Alternative Artiste at the 2018 Glam Awards and he was nominated for Best House/Gqom category at the 2018 Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) which he lost to DJ Skaiva.
“It has been a great experience and achievement for me to be recognized in Zimbabwe and also winning different awards in my three years career. I broke barriers by singing in Venda.
“It wasn’t easy to penetrate the industry as many people thought I will not make it because Venda is a minor language in the country, however, through the love and appreciation from my loyal fans I stand tall today,” said Bhadilah.
With only a single album under his name titled African Child, Bhadilah has performed almost in every city in the country, however, the soft-spoken lad revealed that apart from the love he has received in Zimbabwe, South Africa’s Limpopo region (Venda) has given him much appreciation.
With the poor treatment of local artistes, Bhadilah also said he considers relocating across Limpopo as he feels South Africa appreciate his creativity compared to his mother country.
“I am privileged to be coming from Beitbridge because I am in the core of both Zimbabwe and South Africa. However, when I compare support from both countries, Mzansi comes first because the level of professionalism in that country is better and fans appreciate and support artistes.
“I was privileged to perform at Makhadzi’s birthday in Limpopo after I was given an invitation by her Rita Dee Entertainment stable, they were keen on working with me and if things work according to plan, I will consider being based in South Africa because artistes make a living from music there,” said Bhadilah.