With the awards season fast approaching so much is about to happen to in the Zim Hip Hop industry and no doubt we are going to witness beefs and people’s egos getting high as they push their works in the quest of taking the accolades.
Yesterday the Zim Hip Hop Awards made it official as they announced the dates of submission of works by artists who want to contest in the awards with two new categories added (Best Hip Hop Verse and Best Hip Hop Hustle).
As Social Media is already buzzing with the awards, the video of the year award is one of the hot topics on people’s Timelines as a few videos are already being given awards without the owners submitting their forms (lol).
One of the videos which is a favourite of many, and is likely to take home the accolade as it has all the necessary requirements needed by the Zim Hip Hop Awards is Shisha Pipe by Karizma. Shisha Pipe is a tongue-in-cheek, playful song about how a regular day turned into an unforgettable story.
The song emphasises how not all girls are looking for love, but rather a good time instead. Karizma worked on the song with producer Yung Nash who is a rising star in his own right in the regional Hip Hop Arena and Yagi Dojo who has worked with platinum selling global stars like Delta Goodren and Iggy Azalea. This is a laid back song you can bop to, laced with a sinister, foreboding edge that reminds you that, amidst the fun, Karizma is not playing games at all.
The single has received rotation on Major and Independent radio stations in South Africa including Metro FM, YFM, UJ FM and Cliff Central. As well as that the single has been making waves in Pan African countries such as Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Zimbabwe with an influx of requests on local radio stations across the SADC region.
The video which was directed by the South African award winning Duo Ofentse Mwase and Brian Makhabela made its debut on Zambezi Magic TV in early August and is currently sitting at number one on the top 10 Zimbabwe Music Videos Charts for the second week running. The Video is on high rotation on Planet Radio TV, Soweto TV, Channel O and Afro-Pop in Australia with a view to get it on more platforms across Africa and the world.
With all the rounds which Shisha Pipe has made across the continent, many people are tipping it to take the video of the year accolade at the Zim Hip Hop Awards this year despite competing with a few dope videos which have also created hype amongst the Zim Hip Hop fans.
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