This week’s Top 10 songs with DJ Prince Eskhosini
1. Giya — Mjava & Stormza
2. Luna — Ma B & Stewie Le Savage
3. Khumbula — Cashies & Slim Riccx
4. Every Man Cheats — Kuly Tangu
5. Stimela — DJ Otis & Mazet
6. Vukuyosebenza — Samapiano
7. Ugesi ka Africa — Josh Major
8. Marry Me —- TCK
9. Real Geez— Cashiez
10. Summer time — Teekay G
Topping the charts this week are producers Mjava and Stormza with the track Giya. Below is a brief profile of the two producers.
Q. Please tell us about yourselves.
A. We are producers who usually work together. Mjava (real name Busiso Bright Sibanda) is the one who works on the beats and Stormza (real name Philathu Nkiwane) takes part in audio engineering, mixing and mastering.
Q. The song Giya, what inspired it and who did you work with?
A. Stormza sent me the vocals of the song from Lelo. He told me it was a new vocalist whom he wanted me to try out. I played around with the vocal and came up with a beat and sent it back to Stormza. He then recorded the song with Lelo Slity Dumakude and Metalicstar Mahlasela.
Q. What do you think makes a good song?
A. Lyrical content, beat and quality.
Q. What do you think artistes from the city should do to be recognised?
A. I think artistes should get sponsors so as to promote their brands and get access to shows so as to be recognised.
Q. They say Bulawayo does not have its own sound. Do you think we need our own sound or do we need lyrical content that people from the city can relate to?
A. I think having our own sound isn’t that important, but we should try to improve our lyrical content and quality of music.
Q. How long have you been in the music industry?
A. Mjava has been in the industry for three years and myself, it’s been five years.
Q. Which music genre do you specialise in?
A. All genres