Big Zulu currently has the biggest song in the country. The rapper’s Imali Eningi even spawned a challenge which saw hundreds, including fellow celebrities, taking part. The media personality recently sat down with Briefly.co.za to answer some questions from readers.
1. What motivated you to start music?
"Growing up in Bergville, I was surrounded by music like ischathamiya and maskandi. My uncle would play it all the time and it was part of my upbringing. When I moved to Joburg, I was introduced to hip hop and I loved it.
"I enjoyed listening to GP Gangster, Zola, Mandoza and my brother Pro. I learnt more about it in high school and started attending hip hop sessions. So that’s where I was introduced to music."
2. You’re an actor and singer, which do you prefer?
"I enjoy music more because that’s what I started with first."
3. How does it feel having the biggest song in the country?
"It’s incredible and very humbling. I’m grateful for the support and thankful."
4. Are you really tired of eating amadumbe?
(Laughs). "No I still eat them. The expression was basically referring to eating things just to have a meal. When in poverty, we used to eat amadumbe because we had nothing else.
"So it’s not really about amadumbe, it’s about being able to have other types of food - a variety. Many people eat amadumbe and they’re not necessarily poor."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that good music breaks all cultural barriers and this seems to be the case for Big Zulu’s Imali Eningi. The musician shared a video of a Japanese lady singing along to his song in fluent isiZulu.
He captioned his post:
"Bathi nase Tokyo Japan amashayina ayayithanda ingoma. (They say that even in Tokyo Japan, the Chinese love my song.)"
His followers were pleasantly surprised by the lady's actions in the video. Insta useruzusiphe_mkhwanazi said:
"I love it eWorld."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Big Zulu is not just a good musician but he is also a funny guy. The Imali Eningi hitmaker recently hung out with DJ Shimza and he showed off his expensive clothes in a hilarious video.
The rapper flexed with a R6 900 waistcoat with a price tag still attached to it, expensive Italian shoes and his Brentwood trousers.
The musician told Shimza, who was taking the video, to continue wearing his skinny jeans while he continued with his Maskandi swag.
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