The time has finally arrived. Where multi-platinum selling superstar DJ & producer, DBN Gogo, finally drops her highly anticipated debut album – Whats Real.
From going on tours in various African countries as well as in the UK, the South African established sound has now become a popular genre across the world. The Amapiano DJ & Producer, DBN Gogo, whose real name is Mandisa Radebe, continues to make a name for herself in that space as she has proved to have coined the term ‘Piano to the world’ by going on tour in various countries in the UK and having been featured on the BBC Radio platform.
The Bells hitmaker, took to social media a few weeks ago and announced her upcoming album. She unveiled the album title as Whats Real and finally, her debut album track list has been revealed with style, as she took to social media to announce who all is featured on her first offering to the world. The album has an array of features like Mellow & Sleazy, Boohle, Kammu Dee, Pabi Cooper, Yumbs and Abidoza all who all bring their unique talents, making the album a culture blend that reminds us that DBN Gogo is the number one leading lady in Amapiano.
The album comes after she had already established herself within the music industry after only starting her craft in 2017. The transaction from just DJing to making music was to reach a much larger audience and stage. Earlier this year the Amapiano superstar joined Spotify Radar, a program that spotlights and finds emerging artists across the world. She has now reached yet another major milestone by being featured on Times Square billboard in New York and she has also contributed two songs to the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever album.
Most importantly, this has been a year of taking that leap, with the opening of Zikode Records which has a vast of young talent consisting of Stixx, BoiBizza, DJ Stopper, Unlimited Soul and Nvcho just to mention a few. She prides herself in ensuring that this talent grow beyond the world. The sky is the limit from here for the Amapiano queen.
“I want to be broad in my art, broaden my expression”
Whats Real, the uniqueness of the album stems from a moment of realising what is real around the life DBN Gogo, bridging the gap on what she cares about, what is real about her life and what matters. This album was a chance for her to have a real conversation with herself to figure out the main goal, she stated at her launch, “I want to be broad in my art, broaden my expression” this can be heard throughout the whole project. Whats Real, DBN Gogo’s first offering is an infusion of musical styles that carry remnants of House, Afro Tech and Amapiano.