Mansi muso Jub Jub pulled off a fine musical coup with his remix of his song Ndikhokhele in collaboration with Nathi, Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, Mlindo The Vocalist, T’kinzy, Judith Sephuma, Blaq Diamond & Lebo Sekgobela.
He had wanted to include the amapiano singer Samthing Soweto as part of the guests on the song, according to him, but Samthing Soweto made it clear he wouldn’t work with Jub Jub. He didn’t give his reason for not wanting to work with the former Moja Love presenter.
At any rate, Jub Jub found other musos willing to work with him. Thus there remix of the song was made with Nathi, Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, Mlindo The Vocalist, T’kinzy, Judith Sephuma, Blaq Diamond and Lebo Sekgobela.
It was an instant success, “Ndikhokhele (Remix),” a hit not just in South Africa but across the border. The song recorded well over one million views in just a week of release. Not all songs released in Mzansi have similar fortune.
The song’s appeal rests in part on the calibre of the people behind it. “Ndikhokhele (Remix)” is an eclectic mix of fine practitioners of different genres, from gospel to rap to amapiano.
However, it might be said that the song actually leans heavily on the gospel genre. Imagine this song as a note in which the songsters reignite the letters of gratitude. But then the appeal of the song transcends the gospel genre.
Lovers of other genre might find the song an incandescent addition to their playlist – a song that speaks to the soul, magically bringing the listener into an experience of the cosmic.
“Ndikhokhele (Remix)” is a song to have for anyone desiring an engrossing musical experience that is devoid of sentimentality and soppiness. On a scale of zero to five, we gladly rate the song four stars.