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Bhambatha Album By Bonginkosi Dlamini (Zola) Aka Zola 7

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Bhambatha, Zola, Zola 7, Bonginkosi Dlamini, Kwaito artist, Kwaito,..
Bhambatha, Zola, Zola 7, Bonginkosi Dlamini, Kwaito artist, Kwaito,..
Bhambatha, Zola, Zola 7, Bonginkosi Dlamini, Kwaito artist, Kwaito,..

Bhambatha album was released in 2004 by none other than Bonginkosi Dlamini (Zola). Zola discovered a young girl singing opera in Soweto through a television program Zola 7 and recorded her for his album  Bhambatha. Don`t Cry was the name of the track, a nice blend of opera and kwaito. The track sold more than 120 000 copies (Platinum) and won him SAMA`s 2004 artist of the year category. The platinum album was making wave everywhere in the streets. In each corner you would find children singing Dont Cry. There were also other tracks in the album that were hit tracks like X girlfriend and Ntombazane. The South African kwaito artist was growing massively not only in music but also on tv too.

Bonginkosi Dlamini says that Zola was the most aggressive township. He saw some serious gangsters come out of his neighborhood. He saw blood on the streets.
He took Zola as a stage name to make a point: He may come from Zola but he is a man apart.
How famous is he in South Africa? He is more famous than the Cullinan Diamond! And he has no bodyguards. A top celebrity like him can walk into a party and of course he will sign a few autographs, but there’s no trouble. Everybody’s happy his there and wants to love him. Like your piece of bread in the morning, that’s how close people feel to him.
If you rap about having 22-inch wheel rims and a mansion on the hill in South Africa, they’ll probably laugh at you and throw cans at you.

Tracklist Bhambatha

1 Intro 4:00
2 Bhambatha 4:59
3 Don’t Cry

Featuring – Themisile

3:44
4 X Girlfriend

Vocals – Maduvha

4:24
5 Ehlale E Zola (Intro) 0:42
6 Ehlala Zola 4:39
7 Zingu 7 3:04
8 It’s Your Life 4:57
9 Nomhle 4:33
10 Grey Town 4:54
11 Moroba

Featuring – Bravo*, Tuks*

4:28
12 Ntandana (Interlude) 0:52
13 Thobile 4:06
14 Palesa 3:59
15 Mghogo 4:49
16 Kuyoze Kube Nini (Skit 1) 0:28
17 Kuyoze Kube Nini 4:32
18 Kuyoze Kube Nini (Skit 2) 0:40
19 Shosholoza

 

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