Balobedu (BaLodzwi/Bathobolo) is a southern African tribe and an ethnic group of the Northern Sotho group. They were initially known as BaKwebo (wild pigs). The name “bolobedu” means place of tribute, go loba/lobela. Hence BaLobedu are people who receive tribute from others.
Bolobedu as a genre gets its sound from the southern African tribe and an ethnic group of the Northern Sotho group. Various artistes over the years have combined the Bolobedu sound with House genre, giving the famous Bolo-house genre.
The genre is known for its dance inducing beat and catchy vibes and has continued to win the heart of so many fans over to the genre. The genre has produced artistes like King Monada, Makhadzi, Double Trouble e.t.c. The traditional vibe it brings is what sets it apart from other genres. The Bolobedu artistes had a wonderful run in 2019 with most of them getting collaborations from top artists from other genre, making the Bolobedu genre more popular. The last held Dstv viewer choice award also saw artist under this genre come out tops.
The following are top 10 bolobedu songs which were released between 2019-2020. Feel free to add your own suggestions to the list below.
Master KG – Jerusalem Ft. Nomcebo
2. Makhadzi – Tshanda Vhuya
3. King Monada – Chiwana
4. Makhadzi & DJ Call Me – Matorokisi
5. King Monada & Lebb Simons – Sekorokoro
6. King Monada – Ngaka Ft. Makhadzi