Lessons from Zuluboy & Soweto Soul Concert to all Zim rappers – Plot Mhako

Plot Mhako and Zuluboy

Lessons from Zuluboy & Soweto Soul Concert to all Zimbabwean rappers:

  1. Be confident & own the stage: Don’t sing for your/to yourself
  2. Be audible when singing: Rap & not cRap
  3. Be rooted: You need a narrative inspired by your lifestyle, your culture and upbringing. That flows better than an imaginary one & it’s more appealing
  4. Local is lekker: Zuluboy sang 90% in vernacular and still mesmerized thousands in the audience.
  5. Image is everything – Zuluboy performed donning a traditional headgear and that gave him & his band an identity.
  6. Choreography – the dances band were on point and engaging with the audience who mimicked the moves.
  7. Rehearse: The band’s set looked well polished and rehearsed and there was chemistry which the audience felt and connected to.
  8. Sound check – it’s an essential part of the concert.
  9. Sell your music at the show – After show they sold out 100s of CDs & Vynal records.
  10. Don’t try too hard: be yourself
  11. Don’t be a superstar when your star is not shining.
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Ronald Magweta (@ninja_reezy) is an entertainment and lifestyle Blogger and a leading expert on social media and web management. He is currently studying towards a BSC Honours Degree in Publishing Studies at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). Ronald has worked for NewsDay and The Standard newspapers as a web content manager and has also written articles for both web and print. Ronald is also the owner of The ZimTainment, Zimbabwe’s leading entertainment and lifestyle news hub which has two Zim Hip Hop Award nominations and one Zim Bloggers Awards nomination.

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