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Still trying to figure out some issues with Zimbabwe music industry generally. In 2014, Simba Tagz dropped a song featuring Nigerian Rapper “Ice Prince” titled “DON’T LEAVE” the hype was low and publicity wasn’t widely accepted. Zimbabwe artist Brythreesixty and Nigeria hiphop rapper “Lil Dizzie” dropped a song titled “SHAY BAII” in 2015. This song was accepted generally in and out of Africa ; Even got an award as well in Nigeria for #BestCollaboration . This song never got nominated / merited in the Zimbabwe music platform.
In 2017. Another Zimbabwe artist with the name “Jah Prayzah” featured another Nigeria artist “Davido” in a song titled “My Lille” which again wasn’t huge on publicity areas until the visuals tried to pick itself up but still not generally accepted. The same year, Zimbabwe artist “Brythreesixty” had a collaboration again with Nigeria award winning artist “Lil Dizzie” in a song “GBA GBE”. This song trended in some part in Nigeria, UK, Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe as well. This same song got nominated again for best collaboration in Nigeria but came 1st runner up. Have been wondering and looking at the Zimbabwe music generally I feel there is something wrong. Anybody can have personal issues with another directly but it’s totally unfair not to acknowledge one’s talent. I’m surprised why a Zimbabwe artist will be nominated twice in Nigeria and not in his own country. It hurts and I just had to speak for a brother. Me working with Zimbabwe artist have been great and also knowing more artist like Mclyne Beat, Dexter, Sharky, Eldeeper, Te3vo and so on just made me love Zim music more with recent collaborations with them. I have no problem working with any Zim artist but my concern is the team behind Zim music platforms should take time, come together and review some songs that should have been awarded. I got massive mad love for Zimbabwe and will always do.
Lil Dizzie I respect you anytime my brother, your game and hustle will pay very soon IJN. You give me drive not to look at the crowd, but to create my own crowd in a different dimension.