The musician Intaba Yase Dubai has been around for awhile. But it wasn’t until he joined Inkabi Records boss Big Zulu and Cotton Fest pioneer Riky Rick on “Mali Eningi” (some would call it “Imali Eningi”) and the song blew up that people began to ask serious questions about him.
But who is the man? Who is Intaba Yase Dubai? Come along, if you please.
Lindokuhle Msomi is the songster who is professionally known as Intabe Yase Dubai. Born in the Mthanden, Kwa Maphumulo area, the songster made his first foray into music when he was in high school.
After matriculating in 2012, he decided to focus seriously on the music. He has released several songs since then. Some of them include “Dubai Inhliziyo,” “Kwashod i Airtime” “Uthanado,” “Omunye,” and “Ibanga.”
But I wasn’t until the release of “Mali Eningi” that his fortunes radically altered, making him one of the most talked about figures in South African music right now.
By the way, the success of “Mali Eningi” rests in part on the former president Jacob Zuma’s son Dudzane rocking the number while strutting out of the office. It has spawned a challenge which many celebs, including DJ Tira, indulged in.
The song is instrumental to many taking Intaba Yase Dubai seriously as an artiste. Where many had asked who he was previously, they no longer drop that question. Instead they identify him as one of the artistes on the hit song “Mali Eningi.”
The song has been nominated for Song of the Year among nine others in South. It just might clinch the award by Ukhozi FM. If that should happen, it would be a big career leap for Intaba Yase Dubai (he has a song by the same name), who is the least famous of the three artistes on “Mali Eningi.”
The two other artistes (Riky Rick and Big Zulu) are already famous figures with several hits to their names.
Intaba Yase Dubai manages to bring a refreshing tribal experience to his songs that anyone can relate with, young or old. His songs might be few at this point in his career, but he’s got an engaging trap gift that’s hard to miss in his songs
For one who is still young on the scene, Intaba Yase Dubai isn’t doing badly. He has reportedly shared the stage with industry big names like Zakwe, Oskido, Nokwazi, Sjava and the late ProKid.