ShabZi Madallion Drops New ‘NOMVULA’ Debut Album [Listen]

NOMVULA, a debut album by ShabZi Madallion, has just dropped today. Made-up of fourteen tracks that bring forth an experience that is filled with energy, honesty, and purpose… The name “Nomvula” is combined by combining two ïtems” which are “No-” and “-mvula”. The “No-” has been very useful in the nguni languages to help with clarifying the gender to be feminine. This is said to be traced back to the ancient Zulu god of the rain uNomkhubulwane. uNomkhubulwane was believed to have been a female and the Nguni/Zulu people took from her name the “No-” as a way to respect her as well. Nomvula would therefore mean the “mother of rain”, the one who brings life. This album also carries great guest performances from Payseen, Nelz, PdotO as well as newcomer Nandile. Nicki Walker, Beats by Blass & Lize Mynhardt also make guest appearances influencing the production of the album.

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