Tholukuthi Hey - Killer Kau Ft. Mbali: lyrics, official music video and public reaction

Tholukuthi Hey - Killer Kau Ft. Mbali: lyrics, official music video and public reaction

What makes a song so catchy? For Tholukuthi Hey, the beats, lyrics, and style of delivery have made the song quite popular. Moreover, the story behind the making of the song and pre-release events influenced the general reception of the song. Here is a brief background of the track.

Tholukuthi Hey - Killer Kau Ft. Mbali: lyrics, official music video and public reaction

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Tholukuthi Hey officially hit the airwaves on the 5th of August 2017. The song is by Killer Kau and features Mbali, and the producers behind this popular dance tune are Bekzin Terris and Euphonik. Since its publishing on YouTube on the 28th of August, 2017, the official video has amassed over 1.2 million views.

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What is the story behind Tholukuthi Hey?

The backstory behind this hit jam is quite interesting. Euphonik made a beat and Killer Kau freestyled to it, and the freestyle went viral on social media. Mbali, on the other hand, danced the freestyle and posted it on social media, and it went viral as well. Due to public demand, Euphonik got Killer Kau and Mbali to record the song, and it became an instant hit. The song received radio airplay and massive support from DJs in South Africa and Africa to a great extent. Social media also helped the song reach wider audiences in the Southern African region. During the recording of the song, both Killer Kau and Mbali were in grade 11. Killer Kau and Mbali did a live performance of Tholukuthi Hey at the Idols South Africa. Check the live performance below.

Tholukuthi Hey lyrics and official video

Without a doubt, this is a feel-good song that has catchy Kwaito beats. As such, the lyrics are simple but repetitive. Tholukuthi meaning to find out, when translated. Therefore, Tholukuthi Hey meaning in English is simply 'Find out Hey.' The first two introductory verses are the same as the title. The pre-chorus offers comic relief with catchy lines such as Tholukuthi, u'shintsha ungagezanga (find out you change without bathing).

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi HEEEY

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi HEEEY

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi HEEEY

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi

Tholukuthi HEEEY

HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY

Killer Kau

HEEEY

[Pre-Chorus]

Tholukuthi, u'shintsha ungagezanga

Tholukuthi, u'phum' ungangitshelanga

Tholukuthi, ugeza ungena 'nsipho

Tholukuthi, ugeza ungena 'nsipho

[Chorus]

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

[Verse 1]

Ko ko ko ngena

Ko ko ko ngena

Ko ko ko ngena

Ko ko ko ngena

Sanibonani YEBO

Sanibonani YEBO

Sanibonani YEBO

Sanibonani YEBO

Injani ibiya?

Imnandi ibiya?

Injani ibiya?

Imnandi ibiya?

Injani ibiya?

Imnandi ibiya?

Injani ibiya?

Imnandi ibiya?

Injani ibiya?

Imnandi ibiya?

HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY HEEEY

Awu labo sihamba nabo

Asijoli nabo

Awe labo sihamba nabo

Asijoli nabo

Abangani bethu

Abangani bethu

HEEY HEEEY HEEY HEEEY

Tholukuthi man

Awe labo sihamba nabo

Asijoli nabo

Awe labo sihamba nabo

Asijoli nabo

Abangani bethu

Abangani bethu

Tholukuthi man

[Chorus]

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

[Verse 2]

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Tholukuthi maaahn

Tholukuthi umfazi wakho umfaz’ wethu

umfazi wakho umfaz’ wethu

umfazi wakho umfaz’ wethu

umfazi wakho umfaz’ wethu

umfazi wakho umfaz’ wethu

HEEY HEEEY HEEY HEEEY

Killer Kau

[Chorus]

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Nangu makoti

Uphi umakoti?

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Chomi nayi indoda

Nayi indoda

Tholukuthi, u'shintsha ungagezanga

Tholukuthi, u'phum' ungangitshelanga

Tholukuthi, ugeza ungena 'nsipho

Tholukuthi, ugeza ungena 'nsipho

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Tholukuthi, Heeeyyy

Tholukuthi, Hey Hey

Here is Tholukuthi Hey original video on YouTube.

Tholukuthi Hey public reaction

This hit song was well received by the public, especially because the catchiness of the lyrics and the great South African House Music feel made the song trend on social media. #Tholukuthihey trended, with people posting videos of themselves dancing to the song. There was even a Tholukuthi hey challenge that had a lot of participants. The official video also features some screen grabs of twitter posts of people dancing to the song. This favourite jam rose to number 1 in the iTunes singles chart in just a week. Here are some interesting videos of how the public reacted to the song.

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This song is a testament that sometimes people need to get down to simple lyrics with monster beats. So, what are you trying to Tholukuthi Hey? Get Tholukuthi Hey download mp3 to enjoy the beats anywhere anytime!

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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