The Queen of Limpopo music Makhadzi has done it again!
The singer and dancer released her latest album African Queen on Friday, and some people are already proclaiming it as the “album of the year.” The album features the likes of Cassper Nyovest, Kabza De Small and Lady Du.
Speaking to The Citizen, Makhadzi says just from the response to her first single Ghanama, the album is more about expressing herself and for people to find joy when they listen to her music.
The album’s release was preceded by some drama involving the song Ghanama, which initially featured King Monada, with the two publicly arguing over who owns the rights to the song. Monada later released his own version of it.
However, Makhadzi says there is no bad blood.
“There was a lot of miscommunication but the agreement was for us to do two separate songs. We are young, we make mistakes, and I would still like to work with him again.”
On brand of the musician’s push for Venda- African music, which is evident throughout her music, Makhadzi would like to collaborate with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz.
“I love his music… celebrating African style of music and that is what I am about too.” She adds that working with local artists has been easy, but with their busy schedules they just need to find the time to work together.
Her collab with Cassper is called Gidiman and Makhadzi says she is extremely proud of the final product.
She is also excited to perform all the new music, and despite being known for her dance moves, she reveals that she doesn’t really adhere to any pre-arranged choreography when she’s on stage.
“I don’t practise, I just dance and enjoy myself.”
Makhadzi’s message for young artists is for them to persevere and let their voices be heard. “When I started I was taken advantage of, so you must learn to speak out, know your worth, and things should come together.”
African Queen landed number one on iTunes on its debut.