Zimbabwe on a higher level: Buffalo Soulja

After being nominated for several awards and walking away with two ChannelO music video awards (Best Dancehall and Best New Comer) for the Smash hit Bubble ya Bams in 2008, the Rest of the continent had their eyes on Buffalo Souljah, a Reggae sensation who carried the weight of Zimbabwe on his shoulders to put it on the music forefront amoung other great African countries. He is the only Artist of our generation from the land to win such an award period. Its safe to say Buffalo Soulja is representing Zimbabwe right, to such levels of success and respect we havent enjoyed in years.

It is such spirit and Talent thats the cornerstone of this blog so it was only right and about time we caught up with the Award winning star and bring you this exclusive story.

Born Thabani Ndlovu five months after the independence of Zimbabwe, Buffalo Soulja is the third born in a family of four children. He claims to owe his stardom from his father, a jazz artist
and saxophonist who worked with the famous Chimurenga maestro, Thomas Mapfumo in the late 70s and early 80s. Buffalo Souljah stomped into music at an early age and is said to have composed his first song “Zuva Randisingakanganwe” [The Day I Will Never
Forget] at the tender age of eight.

Buffalo left Zimbabwe for South Africa in 1999 and worked with a number of African artists, featuring on their albums. Artists like Kweku aka Instinct from Ghana, Street Disciples of the chosen ones fame to name a few, the Souljah also produced an Afro Jazz Album called Indlovu Yangena [Enter the Elephant].

He is currently working with Hot Wax Productions, a company owned by the internationally known and self proclaimed Africa's number one Dj Waxxy and Released his highly anticipated Movement Album, with a single that has been doing damage to the airwaves featuring Dem crack Boyz called Izandla Phezulu(Hands Up), a song about hope and celebration. (ThisIsZim)

Mungwadzi Godwin

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