BUDDING Bulawayo rapper Walter Mcebesi Dhlamini (pictured), fondly known as D’lax, has received with gratitude his lifetime dream of shooting a video in Babourfields Stadium.
By Joel Tsvakwi
The offer comes after he had released a commemoration song for Highlanders Football Club.
Titled, Vele Angizwa, the song and its visuals are meant to unite Bosso fans, who of late have been starved of watching their favourite team play as result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Having been born in Emganwini where he started his musical journey, D’lax, a Bosso fan to the core, said tagging Highlanders was not by coincidence, but an ambition which he had craved throughout his childhood.
“I have been a proud supporter of Highlanders for as long as I can remember and being a Highlanders supporter is part of my identity. It is part of who I am,” D’lax said.
“I approached the club when I decided to compose a song to commemorate our beloved team and the club has given me guidance in putting it together.”
Speaking on the video, D’lax could not hide developments leading to the video shooting.
“Highlanders organised for me to use Babourfields Stadium for shooting the video,” he said.
“This song comes at a time when Covid-19 regulations have deprived us as supporters of our favourite soccer moments.
“This song is my means of uniting all Highlanders fans in Zimbabwe and in different parts of the world as we impatiently wait for the football season to resume so that we can watch our favourite team playing.”
He said he drew inspiration from yesteryear music greats.
“I was inspired by great musicians such as Lovemore Majaivana and Zex Manatsa, among others, who have passed down the Highlanders culture to our generation through their music,” D’lax said.
“It was my intention to bridge the generational gap and compose this song so that it appeals to the modern-day supporters and the youths so that the Highlanders culture lives on.
“As we all know that Highlanders FC yi team yezwe lonke [team for the nation], this song is for every Zimbabwean, every Highlanders fan to enjoy.”
Riding on three offerings in his musical cabinet, D’lax said there was still more to come.
“My first video is Ngempelaviki featuring Ma9nine (2017) and Montel, the second is titled Udlala Ngami (2018) featuring Nobesuthu and the third one is Vele Angizwa,” he said.
Responding to questions about his friend Manine9, he just said watch the space.
“It’s now common knowledge that the lad is just the Enzo Ishall of Bulawayo. The duo‘s video is going to be well-received,” he said.