Bonginkosi Dlamini better known as Zola 7 is featured on a brand-new single called ‘Hola Tjovitjo’ by Thabo Nale, who goes by the stage name T. Nale. The song dropped today and in it, we find Zola 7 and T. Nale embracing their upbringing from one of the biggest townships in the world, namely, Soweto. The concept of ‘Hola Tjovitjo’ brings together the Hip Hop and Kwaito genres fusing old and new school sounds which both Zola 7 and T. Nale individually represent.
Thabo Nale, who goes by the stage name T. Nale is the latest trap soul rage from the South of Johannesburg that has been on many music lovers’ lists. He grew up in many parts of the country including Durban as well as the dusty streets of Meadowlands in Soweto where his dream of being a performer was birthed. T. Nale as an upcoming artist has always looked up to South Africa’s icon and hero Zola 7 and working with him has always been his dream.
“I’m not even seeing this as a marketing strategy but just making sure that music in South Africa remains authentic and grounded to the South African sound,’’ says T. Nale.
Zola 7 has enjoyed success as a Kwaito superstar but also had his fair share of ups and downs. He addresses the media being the cause of some of his struggles in the songs but goes on to highlight his upbringing in Soweto and his fans for supporting him throughout the years. Zola 7’s fans will be pleased to know that he is back in the music industry and will be releasing more music following his latest song ‘Skobho ne-Hennessy’ and ‘Hola Tjovitjo’.
It’s said that this Hip Hop and Kwaito mixed ‘Hola Tjovitjo’ will be the biggest anthem since ‘Soweto’ by ProKid to circulate in and around Soweto and the world at large.