Done in the popular house beat, the album is a veiled attack on octogenarian rulerPresident Robert Mugabe and his failed governance system, which has hounded millions out of Zimbabwe in pursuit of better opportunities and political asylum.
Following in the footsteps of rising dance queen, Vivian Nomakanjani, who also comes from Matabeleland North, DJ Mapressa (born Promise Sibanda) said he was out to show that good things can come out of Tsholotsho, whose biggest claim to “fame” has usually been murder, brewing the illicit kachasu and villagers hacking their neighbours to death over trivial matters.
In the 10-track album, he unleashes a new genre aptly named Tsholotsho House-Kwaito.
“This i a challenge to those good people from the area to do something good that will show people that Tsholotsho is not all about bad things. If good people do nothing, bad ones will grab the limelight.”
The sing-along album, produced by Mapressa’s “home-boy”, Bheki Sibanda of Tsholotsho Disco Bhekie Production, has been well-received by the youth in Gauteng. “People seem to love the beat, but mostly the instruments, which are very strong.”
The title track satirically sings about an old man who, due to his bad fatherhood skills, has seen his children scatter around the world, after fleeing hardships at home.
“Your children sell their bodies in other countries because of hardships. Your children are committing crimes in other countries, but you don’t care,” he sings in part.“This man is so old that he can hardly hear and can hardly see or listen to sense; that is why he is so insane.”
There are also some tracks that attack politicians for forsaking the poor once they are elected into office. Mapressa says had it not been for the fear of the army and police, people would have long taken to the streets.Post published in: Entertainment