Da_Kudu collaborates with Chris Brown’s songwriter

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Da_Kudu collaborates with Chris Brown’s songwriter Da_Kudu

The Chronicle

Mbulelo Mpofu, Saturday Leisure Reporter
HE has worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Usher, Omarion, Trey Songz, Craig David, Mario, and Ella Mai, an array of international acclaimed musicians that puts him on a lofty perch, but unlike many song writers who look at ‘lowly’ artistes with disdain after rubbing shoulders with the greats, Daecolm Diego Holland is humble enough to team with fellow countryman, Irvin ‘Da_Kudu’ Ronney.

The joining of forces between Daelcom and Da_Kudu was almost prophetic as last year the UK-based RnB singer promised to work with locals.

Since relocating to South London when he was just one-year-old, the 27-year-old Daecolm has proved to be one of the most sought-after songwriters and his hit song Hot Topic backs up his resume.

Speaking to Saturday Leisure from his UK base, Daelcom said, “I never thought I’d be a signed-up writer and working with people like Chris Brown, Usher, Omarion, Rihanna and all the major artistes. It’s so mad, but I’m blessed to have been given the opportunity to do so.”

His cover of Abba’s Dancing Queen was viewed 21 million times on YouTube in only two days and that attracted Polydor, who offered him a contract.

Da_Kudu was in buoyant mood when he spoke to Saturday Leisure about teaming up with Chris Brown’s song writer on his upcoming album.

“I’m so excited for the album. Everything is going according to plan and we are set to drop the album in November. Primarily, AfroJams is the dominant genre. Dance, good vibes and celebrating life will be on exhibit on this project. The nine-track album is titled AfroJams Labangane.

“I met Daelcom here in Bulawayo. I was friends with his dad at first and he came down to visit his dad, Jubie Holland, during lockdown.

‘Music has this thing that I can’t put my finger on, but straight away, we clicked and vibed when we were introduced and we started having studio sessions right away.

“We did over five songs together and I really learnt a lot from him from production skills and vocal production. It comes as no surprise that we ended up doing a song together that is titled Whatever.

“It is one of those songs where RnB meets Amapiano and Daelcom is so humble to the point that you won’t tell that he is the one behind some of the greatest songs that have been penned,” said Da_Kudu.

In Da_Kudu’s discography, there is a plethora of Amapiano and AfroJams songs that include Progress, Lose Control and Bahd Man Ting, just to name a few.

The album boasts of a groovy sound that “will get everyone dancing and having a good time,” he says.

Da_Kudu has experience both in television and music industry and his spell in Cape Town had a telling effect on his overall appreciation of the industries.

Daelcom Holland Pic by @DaecolmMusic

He is a product of Christian Brothers’ College (CBC) and Eastview College has perennially been an artiste but AfroJams Labangane being his debut album “shows the amount of work put into the project so as to have a strong appeal on the audience.”

He studied at the Academy of Sound Engineering in the Mother City of South Africa. This is not just your ordinary, everyday music producer, but the Bulawayo-born singer is an Avid ProTools Certified Operator in 210-V and also Live Sound Engineering and Music Production 210-M.

Being in South Africa afforded Da_Kudu the opportunity to work with and share a stage with prominent artistes such as Freshlyground, NaakMusiQ, Black Coffee, Mono T and Mash “O”.

Television gigs were also at Da_Kudu’s disposal as he worked with SABC’s Expresso Morning Show.

In 2018, he participated in a reality show titled The Remix SA where he formed a trio with vocalist Dimples and MH1, the musical performer. The group was called ‘Black Salt’ and they battled it out with nine other groups. – @eMKlass_49

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