Review: Zonke’s INA ETHE

March 1, 2012 by  

Before I get into the nitty-gritty’s, I would like to say, I was a little bit resistant and anti listening to this album, purely because I knew it was another “Afro-Jazz” album from a talented South African vocalist. I am honestly so over that, hey!

Why is every single talented solo female out there on the Afro-Jazz tip? Where is the VARIETY within the South African music landscape? I swear ever since Lebo Mathosa died all the lady singers in S.A out there are not willing to be brave, strong and form their own identities and create their own unique paths.

I supported Sindi Nene during her time on “Idols. I and many billed her the next Brenda Fassie or Lebo Mathosa. I voted for her every week when she was on “Idols’, I even downloaded MXit just so that I could vote for her, I befriended her on Facebook. I became a real nine-nine groupie because I saw this individuality, creativity and uniqueness in her.

When her album came out, I was one of the first few people, if not the only person, who went out and bought it but LAAWWWWD was I disappointed :-( She was also on that Afro-Jazz tip, whatever had made me love her during her time on ‘Idols” flew out the window.

I totally despised Sindi’s album, it had no originality, no sing-along melodies etc. It was just not infectious; it was just a BAD album and so my fandom and Stan-ship towards Sindi met its untimely death… I think after I listened to her album, I unfollowed her on twitter :-( but this is not about Sindi… I was trying to paint a picture on how the last Afro-Jazz album from a talented female vocalist left me traumatized. So understand my Un-willingness to give Zonke a chance.

 

Oh but… Can I say!!!! Zonke is the real deal! I love! Love! Zonke’s album.

It is total musicality, It takes you through journeys, she plays with different types of sounds, and she plays with her vocals and gives you stories in her songs.

There’s voice, there’s melody, there’s musicality, there’s instrumentation in this album. Yes! Yes! It’s another Afro-Jazz album by a South African female vocalist, what can she possibly gives us that Zama Jobe or even Judith Sephume has not already given us?

I will say, Zonke gives us all of that with a little bit of experimentation from other genres and this is what I LOVE about this album. It’s ‘MUSICALITY”.

1. Ina Ethe

The album opens up with the title track; “INA ETHE”. Truth be told, since this is the opening track, it’s the song that made me not want to listen to the rest of the album. It’s your typical Afro-Jazz song, nothing new but still a song you can listen to. However, it sounds like any other song you’ve heard from all who’ve delved into this genre.

2. Uzohamb’ubuye

The second track; “Uzohamb’Ubuye”, I love! Love! This song. It’s nothing new, but its melody, the lyrics, I love it. This is one of my album picks.

3. Viva The Legend

The third track on the album; “Viva The Legend”, kind of gave me a little bit of an awkward moment, because the melody is a similar to the previous song but it just takes a bit of a slower tempo. I really hate it when producers recycle themselves, or recycle an artist’s previous song on the same album. So this is a nice song, but I vote to skip it.

4. Ngomso

The next track; “Ngomso”, what a beautiful track about the one who promised to come back tomorrow, but just did not keep to their promise.

This is also one of my album picks; The song is melodically beautiful; Zonke’s vocals are on point, it’s one of those songs that are an emotional journey.

 5. Feelings

The next track; “Feelings”, the leading single, the one that is most played on radio and my ultimate favorite song on this album. This song is the one! Lyrically, melody… Everything! If you’ve ever been in a troubled relationship that you still want to save, this is the song to relate to.

6. Jik’Izinto 

The next song; “Jik’izinto” I can’t put my hand on exactly what it is about this song, but it has a very feel-good feeling. It’s the kind of song I see me and my drunken uncle dancing to at a family gathering, It’s a song that brings people together.

 7. Nameless

“Nameless’ is the next cut on the album, I don’t feel this song much. I’ts one of those songs that sound similar to a song you heard from some other artist, and even that version sounded similar to another artist’s song.

 8. Thank You For Loving Me

“Thank You For Loving Me” is the eighth track on the album, and whatever I said about the last track applies to this one, this one for me kind of reminds me of some SADE meets South Africa, but it still sounds like I’ve heard it before.

9. I Know A Place

I Know A Place is such a beautiful track, It’s R&B meets Afro Jazz, I can actually hear the late ‘TK” being a feature on this track.

 10. Mzi kaPhalo

The next track is; ‘MziKaphalo” it’s also one of those songs that you feel like you have heard before, but it has a nice, sing-along and dance-along vibe to it. So it’s not a loss on the album, at all.

 11. When All Is Said And Done

What I love about the next song; “When All Is Said And Done” is its mild experimentation with the ruggah-tempo and this is what we need! If you are going to go into a genre that every one is doing, at least play around with different sounds, at least bring something new to it. Be innovative, WITH WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE (*side-eyes Sindi Nene)*.

 12. Sobabini

“Sobabini is one of the song which features Zonke at her vocal best. It also has a very nice sing-along melody to it, another feel-good song.

13. Chivalry Is Dead

“Chivalry Is Dead” caught my attention immediately for its eastern influences; the intro is very eastern/ Indian and I will repeat! If you are going to delve into a genre that every Tom, Dick and Sally has jumped on, at least bring something different to it, at least bring other influence, make it your own, separate yourself from the rest and that’s why I like this song.

14. My Song

The closing track; “My Song” is a bit of an anti-climax, one of those songs that I feel I have heard before and is a little bit all over place. It’s not a bad track but I personally would have not chosen it as a last track. It’s like after travelling this long beautiful journey you find that you actually “Aint Going Nowhere” <<<< (Actual lyrics from the song.

Overall this is a beautiful album and it deserves its place in your music collection. It’s very rare that we get solid music from South African artists, so when we do. Let’s support, Go Buy! Buy! Buy!

I rate this album 8/10

By Zamani Khethelo

@Za_Maniac

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Comments

52 Comments on "Review: Zonke’s INA ETHE"

  1. Letebele on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 12:03 am 

    I bought this album in December. It didn’t grab my attention when I first listened to it but slowly grew on me. I only ever listen to 4,5,6,8 so for me its a big let down that from the many songs,only four stood out.

  2. Mr_Dezzel on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 12:17 am 

    Love Zonke I give her 9/10….Loliwe to-’I unfollowed her on twitter’#Sindi

  3. snapshot on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 12:17 am 

    Think I’ll side with @Letebele on this one. I don’t have the disc but so far from what I’ve heard I’ll keep my cash in my purse. Will listen via fm. Lol

  4. vumaaa on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 12:19 am 

    I saw a *By Zamani Khethelo and i thought of Beyonce’s Diary and the nest in KD’s head, the way i Lold, Lmao.

    Anyways this was loong overdue Mr khethelo kodwa ke great review.

    My house mate got the Zonke Album 3 weeks back and Oh boy i can sing along to almost every song the way its overplayed, Zimnandi ke phofu ezi ngoma.

    I also thought the whole album was well cooked and it tastes so good, It has meat, fish, vegetarian and also Halaal (forgive me i’m a professional Chef).The album is Just GREAT!

  5. Thase on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 1:27 am 

    Tjo Zonke’s eyes and lips will give us Lolo’s tendencies (drooling over gals)..Hehehe.

  6. nana on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 6:13 am 

    Hai mina uZonke lo wavele wangkhathaza nje with that “ewe mna nd’yavuy ubasekhaya” song. I really Hated that song and never ever listened to her after that. However, I trust your musical judgment Zamani, so I’ll difinitely give this 1 a chance.

  7. maverick on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 6:40 am 

    I agree with Zamani its an 8 out 10.Some of the songs in this Album give you goosebumps,the Production is on Point.Its on Repeat on my IPod on my work PC zonk’indawo.People Go and Get it you will NOT regret it.

    And I’m no Zonke spokesperson LOL!But this Album is the one!

  8. Dark8lord on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 7:42 am 

    Haven’t heard the album but I knnow Zonke’s vocals have always been on point

  9. lolington kwaaa on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 7:52 am 

    Sindi has an album?? Oh okay *RME*

    Aaaaaaaanyway..Zonke! Zonke! My Zonke! Whaaaaaaat a lovely album, gee I do not even know how long I have been waiting for something worth buying, the last album I bought and enjoyed was Malik’s latest album and only enjoyed a few tracks.

    I looooove this album….my favourate tracks are 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8! The production in the whole album! The instrumantation! The lyrics! It’s real hard work and it gave out very good results! Well done to this woman, especially since she’s not just involved in the singing only.
    This album goes to prove what I was saying about Zahara’s album, it could have been good…had they given it time, worked on it, composed songs and what not! That album was a shame to the girls voice (which was nothing new by the way)

  10. manny on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 8:43 am 

    yhooo zonke look at her ekares shes gonna say “manny unga hambi-unga ndishiyi manny”

    I got the album ka dizemba-@zamani u are right ka the jiki izinto song,,,,it brings families together when dromk..my aunt was on some ..kenya jikisinto moshemane-in her sotho accent

    i love some songs some songs ziyafana
    but i give it i 8 ke

    gossh her eyes

  11. Biskiti on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 8:59 am 

    Thanks for the Review Zamani. I guess i’ll get the album and give it a chance, even though Zonke has never really rubbed me the right way…

    I had to Kwaaaa at this statement “When her album came out, I was one of the first few people, if not the only person, who went out and bought it but LAAWWWWD was I disappointed”….Zamani oya ihlanyetsa waitse.

  12. amyoli on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 9:05 am 

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this album! i bought it immediately when it came out and it never dissapointed. love love love! i also dont like the last song though…

  13. thandalicious on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 9:17 am 

    I love this album, i’m in love with it actually. I love Sobabini the most. Zonke has given her all in this album, and the quality of the sound is out of this world.

  14. lolo on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 9:20 am 

    @Thase uyaphapha wena! Please don’t blame me ma utabanekile… just call we to give you practical lesson on appreciating the female of the species!

    About Zonke.. my two year old daughter sings Track number 5 Ngomso fluently, cause her mommy cannot stop listening to it…She be on some “latshoni langa umhla nezolo” But I knew that Zonke had transcended when my 13 year old son who is a young money maniac put her on his phone! Zonke rules shem!

  15. manny on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 9:29 am 

    @lolo -ngicela singalwi this time neh..u zonke ngu makoti wakithi

  16. Sarafina on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 9:50 am 

    I bought the album a month ago, I cant stop listening to it.
    Ina Ethe is not the best song to open with but, from no. 3 to 7 for me the songs are beautiful. This Viva the legend track is nice, but I am always wondering who is it dedicated to?? Please help what does Ina Ethe mean? I made two colleagues buy the CD coz I refused to lend them. Well done to Zonke.

  17. amyoli on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 10:08 am 

    @Sarafina, Viva is her dad who was a musician, the song is dedicated to him. Ina Ethe means give and take…

  18. lolo on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 10:17 am 

    @Manny uyaphupha shem! I can have wena ndikudibanise noZonke lowo!

  19. Gomolemo on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 10:20 am 

    I dont own the album yet, but ive heard Jikzinto and im inlove with it. Its a well written song. Im getting the album soon.

  20. Nalizo on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 11:41 am 

    Thanks for the review Zamani,I bought the album in December and I still cannot stop listening to it. I appreciate this woman’s talent and I even have her first album…still love it too,especiall Nomanyange.

    I actually like Viva the Legend,there’s just something about it.Maybe its becoz I’m too much of a daddy’s girl.

    I love most of the tracks anyway….a Stan of note.

    Zonke is going far,you better believe that.

    Does anyone know if Lulu’s latest album is out yet? Would like to get a copy.

  21. Wild Island on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 12:27 pm 

    I love the album:)>>thanks manny…my Fav track 3 which she dedicates to her father:)

  22. manny on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 12:49 pm 

    ure welcome wildy-ke tla o hopola ka yona….

  23. Siphesihle on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 1:18 pm 

    Ndingabayintoni na ngaphandle kwakho mculo (mmino)…..le yenye yeevesi endizithandayo. Eli icwecwe lalentokazi yakwaDikana lithi “ndimamamele” andikhathali nokuba iiNgcali zomculo (ezingakwaziyo phofu ukucula) zithini na!!!!! Ntinga Zonke unqandwe ziiNkwenkwezi.

  24. Lustagp on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 1:36 pm 

    damn this women is beautiful, i was with her on a flight sometiem and i kept looking at her and my wife almost noticed…mhhhh!!

  25. L.S.N on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 8:51 pm 

    What an amazing album. This lady really worked hard at it. She is an amazing songstress. I love every single song on her album.

    Other artists should learn from her and produce quality music so that we can support South African music a bit more. We wouldn’t be buying international CD’s if most South African musicians made good music. Some do, so welldone to them and they’ll get my support. I just wish more did.

  26. H2G on Fri, 2nd Mar 2012 10:42 pm 

    I just have a prob with people who review Albums of genres that they hardly listen to, let alone like.
    But I agree there & there with you Zam,this Album is great…I actually bought it with my last Moolah end of Jan. & I never looked back.This is the Album to have,give it some time.Jik’Izinto is nothing compared to the rest of the song,just like Loliwe was nothing compared to other songs from Zahara’s Album…
    *Ina Ethe* …I’m looking forward to good videos,*hopeful*

  27. Sarafina on Sat, 3rd Mar 2012 7:55 am 

    Thanks Amyoli, would really love her to win a SAMA for it. The lady saved us from house music.

  28. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:29 am 

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  29. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:30 am 

    I feel this is a terrible album review. You’ve missed out the essentiality of the entire album and why it even came to be!

    Why not start by exploring the artists’ identity? Who is Zonke? What is she about? You might argue that that ia not what an ALBUM review is poised on; and I would agree. But in ths case, who Zonke is and what she sings about has everything to do with INA ETHE.

    I mean come on dude. Really>>> “8. Thank You For Loving Me
    “Thank You For Loving Me” is the eighth track on the album”

    INA ETHE comes from the Xhosa language and it means “Give and Take”. If you know anything about Zonke and her (musical)history, you will no that she is no newcomer to the industry; she is one of SA’s most talented songwriters. She’s our very own Keri Hilson- and the career progression to match.

  30. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:30 am 

    This album was, for Zonke, her offering of her own work. In the past she’d write songs that became hits, but through other artists. (Think of Winnie Khumalo’s “I just wanna live my life” or Theo Kgosinkwe’s “Thinking about You”). Until a few seconds ago, did you know that Zonke was behind those songs? NO!

    That explains the ‘Give’. If you listen to Jik’izinto (track 6) theres a line that goes ‘…this is me. Please just let it be. Im GIVING you my love, I NEED your attention’.
    For me, that song explains the whole album.

    Let it be public knowledge that I am NOT a Zonke groupie. I love and appreciate her music, and believe in her musical genius. Yes I have met her, yes I chat to her on BBM, yes I know her history. But that shouldn’t cloud(in your minds) my canvassing for her.

    With that being said, let me do justice to this appaling review…

  31. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:31 am 

    1. INA ETHE

    I think I’ve explained this one above

    2. Uzohamb’ubuye

    This tugs at the heartstrings. It draws on the old Doug Horton quote ‘If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, its yours.’
    No further unpacking necessary here.

    3. Viva_The Legend

    One of my personal favourites.
    This is a sad song- especially if you know its background. She wrote this song for her late father- his name was Viva. She sings about how she has become the woman that she is because of her father; of how he will always be a legend in her heart and her music. This is more of a lamentation- albeit a bittersweet one. The last line in the song gets me everytime: “I hear them say your name and I know you’re alive in me”.

  32. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:33 am 

    4. Ngomso

    This is a follow-on from Viva. For he promised to come back feeling a lot better, but did not. The track is beautifully arranged and her vocals just intertwine with the strings in a way that a few artists have been able to do.
    What I also love about this song is that anybody can easily relate it to his/her own life.

    5. Feelings

    This is NOT the “leading song” on the album. For were it so, the album would be called ‘Feelings’. No?
    I believe it received so much radio airplay because it speaks to the troubled relationships of many a people.
    Through this song, Zonke challenges the masculinity we men so achingly cling to in our relationships and even marriages. Because of the (patriarchal) society in which we were raised, we believe “a man doesn’t talk about his feelings- he just deals with them”. This song is a every woman’s cry.
    So ladies, put this one on repeat when your guy in in the room!

    6. Jik’izinto

    The anthem of the album. I believe this song alone explores all the avenues of this album. The sceptism she’s faced (I’m not about to get into that- but it is a WOW fact), and really her reason for singing. She makes mention of the how, the who, the why behind Zonke. And she really is changing things with her music.
    I must be honest, when I first heard this song, I thought it was Judith Sephuma. And yes, this is a compliment.
    I went as far as making this song my 2012 theme. I was fortunate enough to be with Zonke at a music festival in KZN on New Years’ Eve. When she was on stage singing, I decided there and then that this song sums up all our New Years Resolutions in one word: Jik’izinto!

  33. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:34 am 

    7. Nameless

    A love story. One about loving a stranger. Haven’t we all at one stage or another experienced this?
    The mixed emotions that engulf our thoughts- so much so that when that stranger comes into sight, you don’t even know what to do or say. You just want to hide.
    ‘Nameless’ definately takes me back to those times when I’ve been in love with a stranger. You meet someone so amazing but you don’t even know their name.
    Vocally, this song has something new in the album. One of the greatest things about Zonke’s voice is her range. If you listen from the first track, you’ll be immediately taken aback by the first line in this song. You would even swear its someone else singing.

    8. Thank You for loving Me

    The title of this song explains the content. Its a rendition of love! I love the flexibility of this song- I played it for my mother because for me it just described the love that only she has been able to give me.
    The song talks about someone being there for you in your darkest hour- and telling you that “unawo amandla” (you have the strength) to get through it.
    Vocally, the emotion in her voice is almost palpable. Its sincere.

    9. I know a place

    (Just from listening to the song) I have gathered that this is Zonke reminiscing about her childhood and her upbringing. There’s mention of her mother and her enduring love.
    ‘This place’ could even me psychological. She speaks of a place where she knows she can be free, and be herself with no scrutiny. I’d be led to think she is singing about her music.

  34. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:35 am 

    10. Mzi Kaphalo

    This is anything but a dance-along as the original review suggests.
    Here Zonke sings about African Renaissance (not in the broader context, obviously). It speaks about achieving cultural renewal; she sings about going back to her Xhosa roots and back to her people. And no, this is not tribalism. We all have a cultural blueprint, and referring back to that from time to time helps us better understand not only ourselves, but other people (of different cultures) around us.
    I’m a Zulu man, but one thing I know and respect about Xhosa people is their love for their culture.

    11. When all is said and done

    If you close your eyes, you’ll hear Corrinne Bailey-Rae.
    This is an open-heart song; here Zonke shares her story with us.
    You listen to the lyrics of this song, and you’ll know this woman is going places!

    12. Sobabini

    At first, I though this was your typical ‘I love you, you love me’ happy song. Boy was I wrong!
    Just when you get into it, it takes a turn that you didn’t expect. It goes from being a love song to being an empowering song; “akekho onamandla okuk’tshela ukuthi ungubani” (only you are the director of your life- nobody else). Then again it goes back to that person always being there for you even when everyone else has turned their backs.

  35. TheBrand on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:35 am 

    13. Chivalry is dead

    I must be frank. When I first heard this song I thought WTF??? I didn’t get the Eastern-type intro to it- and I still don’t.
    From my thwarted understanding of chivalry and having listened to this song a few times, this is a story of courtship. With courtship we make associations that would also be relevant to chivalry; and I think that this is the idea she plays with.

    14. My song

    I still think this song could’ve used a better title- but what do I know?!
    I love the inference I immediately assumed- pun not intended.
    Having juxtaposed the lyrics and the fact that its the last song, I can comfortably say this is Zonke’s way of saying IM HERE TO STAY! Don’t like the song itself, but I love the message it carries.

    All in all, this album WILL take you on an emotional journey. It will teach you to cherish love- in its totality. It’ll teach you things about yourself that you didn’t know.
    It is a definate must have.
    It play it every morning to work and its helped me a lot with my roadrage- I dont swear at anyone anymore. :)

    Do yourself a favour and get a copy.

    I give it a well-deserved 11/10. This is refreshing and is rivaled by no other album in its genre! Thats that!

    [Please pardon any typos- I wrote this in the wee hours of Sunday morning]

    TheBrand

  36. H2G on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:53 am 

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    TheBrand,you Are the Legend *Not with Zonkes’ voice*
    I think you did the best review.The one I was expecting here.
    I Was really disappointed,but didn’t wanna focus on a persons’ view about Ina Ethe because,I know iBackround of Zonke,fell in love with her music from “Ekhaya” single,know the whole first Album & I bought this one with my whole heart,befriended with herb of Facebook,not because of blind LOVE for her,but because of the Quality Work she always gives,us,HER level of professionalism.
    When people, who hardly understand the Music itself,the genre & to stand so confidently “like the Gods of S.A. music & make reviews after listening toBan Album for two hours” does not do justice to any Artist…this negativity towards our Artists has to stop.WHy would Zonke do anything else other that Afro Pop????Besides once a song has IsiZulu or IsiXhosa lyrics, reviewers always make a mistake of classifying- going all the way arguing with an artist when they define it their own way …
    South African music will never be American music & I love it like that!!!*maximum support! *this makes me think of how some terrible journo who reviewed Dana’s One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Album, very badly,because He didn’t even understand Afro Soul & Jazz & he already had his own aGenda.
    What a good Album it was…*nough said*

  37. H2G on Sun, 4th Mar 2012 1:59 am 

    & Jik’Izinto;I agree with you the Legend,was the Most Popular track,esp. from African Languages Radio stations,Feelings was never a hit … & thers more story behind Ina Ethe,its the best song that speaks to Zonke *following her live interviews*

  38. lolo on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 8:24 am 

    @The Brand…. WOW !!!
    I’m Speechless… That is rare! Take a bow sir!

  39. lolo on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 8:29 am 

    H2G Can I please be your fb friend?

  40. nana on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 8:42 am 

    WOW~~~~WOW~~~~~WOW!!

  41. Mathaz on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 9:17 am 

    Maybe i should go get her album…The Brand just sold Zonke to me.

  42. Nalizo on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 9:20 am 

    Thank you @TheBrand for your more informed and accurate review…much appreciated.I’ve learnt a lot from it. Please do calm down,I’m sensing anger from your writing…I could be wrong.

    I totally agree with you on that 11/10 rating.

  43. TheBrand on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 10:14 am 

    Thank you, all. *takes a bow*
    @Nalizo, fine-tune your senses. LoL. You call it anger, I call it conviction.

    This is a beautifully pieced-together album, and not treating your ears and emotional well-being to it would be sacrilegous.

    Shall I recommend Simphiwe Dana’s “Kulture Noir” as your next CD purchase? Let’s put her recent uhm… transgressions aside. Yes?

  44. lolo on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 10:30 am 

    @TheBrand… I rate you should be JC’s cultural attache…I have a suspicion that you have some involvement in the arts, if I’m wrong (which will be a first) I rate you should quit your cubicle post and do something in the arts… I just love me a man with a big…Erm… #cough# Vocab!

  45. H2G on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 10:13 pm 

    Lmao@the Kulture Noir & the Brand,*Ndimi Nawe* The Legend* …I recomment someone to buy the Live DVD of maDana *especially those who know nothing about that Queens’ music…;D
    lol@ your ….*incomplete sentense* …I heart that Artists ,thus I decide not to focus on anything other than her work ;)
    @Lolo ;) …Anyone who wanna get closer to me: can search for the page:
    UCTMasterG & Supporters( The Official Page) ….*you just have to like the page*
    Thanks ciao ;)
    The admin is my P.A. ;) Ciao ;D

  46. H2G on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 10:14 pm 

    * recommend *
    *uJoj bakithi* ;D

  47. TheBrand on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 10:32 pm 

    @Lolo I do dabble a bit in the arts but behind the scenes. I’m the guy that puts things together, makes his money, then disappears. So you’re right AND wrong. ;)
    As for my “cubicle post”, I don’t plan to vacate it anytime soon. I love the nice ring to the title.

    Uhm… you’re welcome to take my big erm… ‘vocab’ for a test drive anyday. That’s an open invitation.

    @H2G, Kulture Noir (which means “Black Culture” in French) is a symphony of cultural awareness. Simphiwe’s an idealist. And quite frankly so am I. We see an ideal South Africa, but the sad transition we are going through as a nation takes a serious jibe at that.

    But thats an album review for another day. (Presumptuous of me, I know). Tsk tsk tsk…

  48. lolo on Tue, 6th Mar 2012 8:15 am 

    @The brand…I like the idea of taking your vocab for a test drive… I might just take you up on that offer!

  49. H2G on Tue, 6th Mar 2012 6:02 pm 

    plase do you mind doing this reviewing business for JC as a guest writer ;) …for mna noLolo ke if not for you ;D
    …You can do the Kulture Noir one or any other one that has not been reviewed here yet…because its really lacking in this site.
    I’m sure this site has details on how to go about doing that,then they’ll edit & post it here ;) …& find nice pics for it to add more spices ,make it as catchy,short but fruitful as possibl ;)
    ciao.
    *Kulture Noir is always on repeat *ndimi nawe*

  50. cijimpi on Wed, 7th Mar 2012 8:06 pm 

    give that man a bells. i mean a job.
    the BRAND .. that was a proper review.

  51. TheBrand on Wed, 7th Mar 2012 10:01 pm 

    I’d be happy to do reviews for them- on an ad-hoc basis though. I have too much on my plate to commit myself any more than that.

    I tweet a lot about cultural, musical, socio-political, and current affairs; and I encourage as many opinions as possible.

    So do join me *Noeleen wink*

    @SiyaTheBrand

  52. Nhinha on Sat, 4th Oct 2014 9:13 am 

    Good day Great Zonke’s fans

    Woooooooooooooow thank you I love Zonke Im so enjoying her give and take DVd, her music is my healer,wow Viva Zonke you are my Legend

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