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Entertainment - Date: 04 August 2019
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1520
The reggae artist Ishmael Mudau has made a comeback with a new album, entitled Ndi Nne Vhadau (I am Mudau).
According to him, the title aims to encourage people to love who they are in relation to culture and tradition. “People should know their roots, or else they lose a sense of belonging and identity,” he said. “There's no way that we can say we know ourselves when we still do not preserve our culture and traditions.”
Ndi Nne Vhadau comprises 10 tracks. Standout tracks include Weekend reggae jive, Mma vho beba tshidakwa, My president, Show me your love, Murena mphe mato a vhutali, A thina mutakalo a siho tsini, and Nwananga.
Just like all of his previous albums, Mudau's new album has much to offer in terms of sound delights and quality lyrics. “Any good song should be called good because of quality sound and meaningful lyrics,” he said.
His previous albums include Diphineni (2012) and Ndi Zwenezwi (2015).
Mudau believes that artists are not only men and women who utter prophesies but also herd a community or individuals in the direction where they are able to see their sun, moon and stars. “This is hope which we deliver to people through our music,” he said. “This world is filled with hopelessness and it is upon us as artists to deliver good music of hope.”
Mudau is on Facebook. He can also be reached on 072 249 6547.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.