By Correspondent, Bulawayo.
Listeners have expressed mixed feelings over Sandra Ndebele’s latest collaboration with SA’s houz music meastro, popularly known as Professor on a song called Sara Baartman.
Commenting on a Facebook post where one commentator had said they were underwhelmed by the singing and overall product despite the video being “Ok”, audiences showed that Ndebele is still as controversial as they come as some said she was putting both Zimbabwean art and herself on the international map while others said she was undermining her roots by not singing in her mother language of isiNdebele.
Some of the comments read as follows;
“I just watched the whole video and the first thing that came to my mind was the power of diversity and cultural fusion. I love the song and the vibes! Correct and effortless!!” Commented Mthulisi Ndlovu
Lawrence Jones wrote,
“The track is not bad. Sandra singing in Shona and not putting even a sentence in isiNdebele will make me lose interest in her as a simbol of a Ndebele music artist. There is plenty Shona aetist i like and i feel like they are real and proud of ubuShona.
Sandy has lost it. Somebody must remind her why we liked and supported her shows”
Some said Sandra must stick to dancing as her vocal abilities were not as good.
All the same the message in the song will in no doubt win many hearts among girl child and rights activists as unlike many modern and youth focused beats, it advises young girls to value themselves and not allow themselves to be taken for a ride or abused.
Whatever the sentiments the song and video will undoubtedly gain more following as people jostle to prove each other wrong on whether its a hit or a miss.
What are your thoughts on the songstress’ latest beat. Watch it here https://youtu.be/xP7iMTHPo3g and tell us if its a hit or a miss.