BY DARLINGTON MWASHITA
UPCOMING Bulawayo dancehall artiste, Hansel Ndlovu popularly known by the stage name, “Ma9nine”, has taken the dancehall scene by storm as his music has been well received by both fans and radio stations.
The musician has recorded 10 songs, including a new track titled “Salibonani”, released on October 29.
It was produced by IIduce Dynasty Studios.
“In June this year I recorded a track tilted, Windi WoMtshova, which has been a hit and is making waves on Skyz Metro FM as the theme song for a programme called Isifamfamu,” Ma9nine said.
“I discovered that in Bulawayo we did not have our own sound or style when it came to dancehall music, which represents ghetto youths.
“This inspired me to introduce dancehall fusion mixed with Ndebele vibe.”
Ma9nine said one of the tracks Windi WoMtshova has been perched on the number one spot for almost three months on the top 20 charts and listeners have been demanding that the song be continuously played.
The song is on rotation at radio stations such as Khulumane FM, Skyz Metro FM and Zi FM Stereo, he said.
“My songs are basically about joy, storytelling and entertainment, which is why every time when I am performing people will be enjoying my songs because I am more into entertainment,” he added.
“I am also aiming to be well-recognised internationally.”
Ma9nine has worked with the famous Oskido, who is the producer of one of his tracks tilted, Malaika.
He has also shared the stage with artists such as Enzo Ishall, Cal_Vin, Bazooker, Madlela Skhobokhobo and performed at this year’s Intwasa Arts Festival.
“I have featured with local artists namely Montel and D’ Lax and worked with the late legendary music producer Joe Maseko in recording one of my track, Ngama nine nine in 2018,” Ma9nine said.
This year the budding star shot a video for his song Ngama nine nine and worked with the famous Andy Cutter in a video that went viral.
“I have been doing well so far along with my manager Alexander Sithole, who has been motivating and inspiring me in my music career,” he said. “We are looking forward to taking dancehall music to a higher level in the city.
Sithole said: “As a manager I am happy to work with Ma9nine because he is someone who is so passionate about music.
“He loves music and knows music. Above it all, he is respectful.”
Sithole said Ma9nine’s music was available on online platforms such as YouTube, Sound Cloud and Audio Mark.
The young musician is also pursuing a degree in Banking and Finance at the University of South Africa.