Zimbabwean musician ‘Xosti’ has featured South African public figure and highly profiled artist Dj Tira on his latest single ‘Imali Ingenile’.
Imali Ingenile is a Zulu translation which speaks of the ‘money deposited on one’s bank account’. The musician Xosti had to lend a shoulder from the celebrated uMalume Bearing aka. Dj Tira from Afrotainment – a record label that has produced a vast number of hits and has signed most of trending SA musicians such as Duncan, Q Twins, Naakmusiq, Tipcee, Dladla Mshunqisi amongst others.
The track was produced by another SA’s public figure Prince Bulo a multi-faceted bass player, musician, producer, and DJ. Imali Ingenile was record, mixed and mastered at Afrotainment Studios in South Africa.
Imali Ingenile is a #gqom inspired jam. Gqom music is one of the most trending SA Club alternative genre dominating the third most popular City, Durban. Dj Tira is part of the collective that discovered the Gqom music genre, no wonder the duo found pleasure working together on this now trending jam. #imaliingenile.
Now only did their collaborative effort end at the recording studios just like Wizkid “Come Over” Drake feature. Xosti and Dj Tira also shot some outstanding visuals for the single and the video is performing well on YouTube.
The visuals expresses none other than the expensive Durban life flowered with some pretty “hot” chicks every guy would want to hit. Yes- would want to hit if only “you got money in your bank account.”
We had an interesting WhatsApp conversation with the SA based artist Xosti as he shared his experience working with Dj Tira and Afrotainment.
“Working with Dj Tira and Prince Bulo is something I can already count as an achievement in my music career. Based on the fact that, I’m an upcoming artist especially in this gqom genre and my first international drop features highly profiled names that some artists, who have been in the game before me, are still dying to have on their projects. “
“Studio time has always been the ‘doppest’ sessions for me. The artists gave me all the warm welcome and not even a single time I felt like I was treated as upcoming, one of the reasons I owe it to the Afrotainment members for their good reception and a high degree of professionalism…”
” A hit was made – and we had to immediately arrange for visuals seeing the weight that this project carried. What the public is seeing now are the fruits of hardworking, determined and disciplined artists pushing together.”
“There’s power in unity as artists, hence, setting aside your differences that includes brand reach and not limited to the level of influence one artist has…” he said.
The artist made it clear that the track is now available on every online music platform that includes iTunes, Spotify etc. Xosti’s prayer is for the public to stream the ‘Imali Ingenile’ visuals before he releases the streaming links for stores like spotify and iTunes.
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