Exclusive: Maskandi Legend Ihhashi Elimhlophe Delves Into Afrobeats With New Song

Exclusive: Maskandi Legend Ihhashi Elimhlophe Delves Into Afrobeats With New Song

  • South African Maskandi legend has branched out of his comfort zone and made a song with a Nigerian artist
  • The fusion between Afrobeats and Maskandi is the first of its kind and doing extremely well on the online streaming charts
  • The veteran musician chatted to Briefly News about what made him decided to experiment with a new sound

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Ihhashi Elimhlophe is a legend and an immensely experienced musician and known in the Maskandi community as a legend. He recently worked with Nigerian Aftobeats musician AfroTherapist on a unique new song called Million Nites.

Ihhashi Elimhlophe, Afrobeats
Maskandi legend Ihhashi Elimhlophe joinns Afrobeats artist in new song. Image: Supplied
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The song combines two languages – Igbo (AfroTherapist) and IsiZulu (Ihhashi Elimhlophe), and two dominating genres – Maskandi and Afrobeats. It is the first song with these two elements included by the world’s biggest music streaming platform Spotify on their editorial playlist Afro Indie.

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Million Nites is leading AfroTherapist's newly released album titled Love and Afrobeats.

Other notable musicians featured on Love and Afrobeat include Candy Tsamandebele on Xitsonga love song Siku ne Siku.

Speaking to Briefly News on the unexpected collaboration, Ihhashi Elimhlophe explained why he decided to give it a bash:

“For the love of music, and knowing that music is universal and music unites, teaches and tackles issues. We are in this industry and we want to see the industry growing in social cohesion and love for one another. And promoting oneness.”

L'vovo loses his mother: Musician pens touching tribute to late mom, celebs react

In similar news, L’vovo recently lost his mother and Ihhashi Elimhlophe was on of the artists to offer his condolences.

Briefly News reported that L'vovo has lost his mother. The Kwaito legend penned a touching tribute to his late mom on Wednesday, 14 July.

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The Resista hitmaker shared that his mom was his advisor, a friend and his biggest supporter. The artist shared snaps of himself with his mother. In a lengthy post on Instagram, the star wrote:

"DEAR MAMA. Thank you for being my mother, a friend, a pillar advisor. I’m the man I am today because of your teachings. You gave me everything I wanted in life raising me as a single parent, thank you. You were always there for me giving me support in whatever I was doing and never judged me."

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Source: Briefly News

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