JAH PRAYZAH, MAFIKIZOLO IN 2ND COLLABO
18 January 2016
. . . Sendekera video shoot completion today
JAH PRAYZAH and prolific South Africa pop duo, Mafikizolo, last night recorded a reciprocal duet in Johannesburg.
There were no prior rehearsals for the track and they got into studio work from about 7.30pm and the product will be featured on Mafikizolo’s next offering.
In December last year they recorded a duet, Sendekera, which is a Jah Prayzah project and they are set to complete the video recording today ahead of its release on YouTube, which has been set for February 13 to coincide with Valentine’s Day.
Speaking to H-Metro Wednesday night, Jah Prayzah said he had been looking forward to the second collabo with Mafikizolo as he establishes himself as a continental giant.
Jah Prayzah made a major breakthrough last year when he got Tanzanian heavyweight, Diamond Platnumz to record Watora Mari, whose video has been a hit across Africa.
Uploaded on YouTube on August 12 last year, the Watora Mari video had attracted 3,897,715 views as of last night –a historic feat for a Zimbabwean artiste.
“This single is for Mafikizolo and there were no rehearsals. It is more or less the same thing we did for Sendekera and the hope is that it will be a smash hit,” he said.
All things being equal, Jah Prayzah’s lyrics would be in shona and other languages of Mafikizolo’s choice.
In a hectic schedule, the parties will today put final touches on the Sendekera video as explained by Jah Prayzah to H-Metro Tuesday.
“Tomorrow (Thursday) the video shoot will be about the storyline and also studio scenes so that we complete the project, which we could not last week after running out of time.”
Sendekera is about a beautiful girl who leaves home to enjoy party life and is not willing to go back.
Jah Prayzah says he is not stopping in his quest to conquer Africa and his dream has received a massive boost from Trace Africa, a musical channel for African music on DStv which has been playing a number of his recent videos.
This has in turn made it easy for potential collabo partners to have a look at Jah Prayzah’s works.
For instance, Jah Prayzah and Mafikizolo had shared the stage in Zimbabwe on a couple of shows but they could not even discuss a possibility of a collabo. Jah Prayzah only managed to secure the collaboration in November when he travelled to South Africa for a show in Johannesburg.
“The good thing is they have been following my works as well and, as such, it was not problem.
“The other advantage is that Mafikizolo are good people who are not complicated at all. Trace Africa have helped me big time and they are pushing Zimbabwean music a lot and it’s a very good thing for our industry. I am sure that as Zimbabwean musicians we should work together to uplift our music now that there is a platform to spread our work across Africa,” said Jah Prayzah in an interview last month.