Buffalo Souljah Rips Into Zimdancehall Artists

Buffalo Souljah Rips Into Zimdancehall Artists

Jun 07, 2019, 03:00 PM

Zimbabwe born Dancehall chanter, Buffalo Souljah who is based in neighboring South Africa has ripped into Zimdancehall artists who restrict themselves within vernacular song productions.

In a recent post on Facebook, Buffalo Souljah real name Thabani Ndlovu said artists making music in vernacular have made a choice to isolate themselves from the international market.

“I don’t sing for Zimbabwe only, doing strictly venac songs is a choice of isolating yourself from the world market which is not a bad thing if you are ok with just being a local star,” he said.

He also rubbished claims that Zimdancehall will attract international attention even if it continues on its vernacular trajectory.


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“Let’s not lie to ourselves and say music has no language barrier, please show me a venac song from Africa that does not have English lines that’s as big as for example Davido #If which was sang in English and pidgin English,” queried Buffalo Souljah.

He said his mission is to put the country on the global map.

“In the hood we had people who sold tomatoes from their houses then you have those who sold tomatoes at the market I chose the market that’s how you put the country on the MAP if I feel like this beat is a local vibe I’ll go local if I feel like this on some international shit I go international not because by market but by inspiration. #muchajaira” wrote the 38-year-old singer.



What are your thoughts on Buffalo Souljah's sentiments? Is music affected by language barriers?

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Lemuel Chekai

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