By Fatsani Kalonda:
Reggae dancehall crew, Don Dadaz Alliance, has announced its comeback after years of silence.
Confirming the development, Don Dadaz Alliance member Blacka Fella said numerous factors affected their presence in the industry, hence their quietness.
“We somehow disbanded because we moved away from each other because of work and school. In addition, Andy Banton’s illness affected us because we could not record without one of our key members. We can now record because Andy Banton is feeling better,” Blacka Fella said.
He said improved music and video production, more TV and radio stations, social media and high speed internet had also influenced their comeback.
“This means more collabos from abroad and we also want to show that we are still a force to reckon with,” he said.
He further said that the group is at the moment working on new material.
On the current status of reggae dancehall music, Blacka Fella said: “It’s massive. There so many good artists although some of them sound too afro. Again, the game lacks variety as most artists sound similar”.
Don Dadaz comprises Andy Banton, Massa Vega, Blackah Fellah, Manzy Mecca and Master Mind, among other members.
The group has one album titled Ndimmenetilili released in 2001 and four Extended Playlists (EPs) Dancehall Wheels, Champion, I told u Pipo and Dancehall Analysis.
The group rose to fame with tracks such as ‘Patuka’, ‘Friday’, ‘Ndapeza’, ‘Ulingati Njoka’, ‘Cellular’, ‘Ghetto Life’, ‘Boom Bang’ and ‘Me Want Yah’.
Recently, Blacka Fella has worked on singles like ‘Mek We Sweet’ with Jamaican artist Kleva Roots.
Last year he also released Champion, EP with singles featuring Eli Njuchi, Malinga Mafia, Soil Madothe, Jay Jay cee and Mad Spark.