South Africa-based award winning dancehall artist, Buffalo Souljah, will perform at Country Lodge in Lilongwe on February 14.
Souljah, who performed in Malawi in 2012, has described his upcoming performance as “a home-coming party”.
“I love my fans in Malawi who have always supported me. We are connected through music and I am confident that my music will be accepted across the African continent,” Souljah said.
Organiser of the show in Malawi, DJ Cool, said bringing Buffalo Souljah to Malawi is fulfilment of his promise to work with international acts.
“I have worked with a number of international artists who are willing to perform in Malawi. This is just the beginning and I believe that, as a Malawian, I can play a part in promoting tourism. That is why bringing international artists here will help us sell our country,” he said.
DJ Cool also says there will be a surprise gift for the best couple during the show.
“I want to bring the best for the audience. Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples and I would like to make it very special,” DJ Cool said.
Souljah, who has vowed to reward his fans for offering him support, will perform with a live band.
Souljah is one of the respected dancehall figures across Africa and his music enjoys airplay in the US and Europe.
“I have achieved a lot in my career but all that has been possible because of my fans. I am so [sic] excited to meet my fans in Malawi again,” he said.
Malawian artists who will join Souljah on Valentine’s Day are Piksy and Theo Thomson while DJ Maya and DJ Cool will man the decks. There will also be a surprise guest.
The Valentine Bash has been sponsored by DJ Cool Entertainment and Rach Entertainment.
Born Thabani Ndlovu in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on Souljah composed his first song, ‘Zuva Randisingakanganwe’, when he was about eight years old
His father was a jazz artist who worked with Thomas Mapfumo in the 1970s and the early 1980s. He formed a three-member group called Intelligent Racuss Cruuks in 1996.
He left for South Africa in 1999 looking for a record deal. In 2002, he met Ghana’s Kweku and started working together. The two formed Street Disciples which also included Black Monks from Ghana and Papszido from South Africa. He worked with Mzilikazi Wa Africa on Afro Jazz album Indlovu Yangena.
During the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards, Souljah was voted best newcomer while his song ‘Judgement’ was voted best ragga dancehall video.
In 2009, Judgement was named Best Dancehall for the second year in a row while ‘My Type of Guy’—which features Tay Grin, Gal Level and DJ Waxxy—was voted best collabo. In 2012, his video StyraInongonegza featuring Cabbo Snoop was voted Best Dancehall Video of the Year.
Souljah has won Six Channel O Awards, Sound City Award, ZIMA’s Best International Achievement Award and one Zimbabwe Dancehall Award.
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