Fans from all over the world have waited long for the collaboration between Jah Prayzah and the popular South African outfit, Mafikizolo. After being promised that the hit would be released earlier in the year, the anticipation had reached high levels as people wondered what the delay was.
The release of the song was hyped on social media, with a countdown starting a few days before the release. Sendekera was presented to the world on Youtube at midnight, a few seconds into the 5th of April. It was met with an immediate frenzy as fans had been waiting eagerly online, and before an hour was up it had reached 3000 views. Approximately 12 hours later, the views on Youtube are over 38 000. The reviews and comments thus far have been mostly positive as people have fallen in love with the high energy dance moves, the Afro fusion that Mafikizolo offers, the mix of Zimbabwe’s and South Africa’s languages, and the general happy feel that the song has. Given all the hype, it is quite probable that the song will be a hit in 2017 and beyond to both Zimbabwean and South African audiences.
It is hoped that this collaboration will help put Jah Prayzah on the international scene, just as Watora Mari, Dali Wangu, Roots and other international projects have done in the past. Jah Prayzah says this is definitely not the end, as he has already hinted on upcoming projects with Namibia’s Sally Boss Madam and Nigeria’s Davido.
Whilst we wait for these and more, we sing along to Sendekera,
“Bereka makumbo, namira pasi seurimbo,
Kusvika vati tine urombo, eh-oh!
tsika panobaya mwoyo yemajaya, eh-oh!”