By Stephen Ephraem
THIRTEEN Zimdancehall songstresses who are plying their trade in South Africa have battled it out in a music competition that was hosted by Instant FM Radio of Cape Town.
The thirteen toasters rode on a Zimdancehall riddim named Chikomba Changu which was produced by Sir Largest Billion of Coles Studio in Ga Rankuwa in Pretoria.
According to the producer, all the participating 13 songstresses hail from Zimbabwe but dwelling from South Africa.
“The contestants have roots in Zimbabwe but work in South Africa. These are Empress Mercy, Lady O, Patwink, Queen Charlene Mtombeni, Da Slave Qwin Beans, Mama Billion, Gullicrippa Queen, Savage Queen, Empress Connie, aka Jah Lady, Queen Lyn, Liana Lee and Lady Vhee.
“We engaged with DJ Losso, a Cape Town based DJ and producer who runs Instant FM Radio to help us launch the riddim and listeners vote who sang the best song on the riddim. It was interesting to see how the listeners voted,” said Sir Largest Billion.
“Da Slave Qwin Beans won the pole position with 300 votes, followed by Empress Connie with 189 votes as Queen Lyn took the third position with 167 votes. Beans won a free video shoot worth R1 000, Empress Connie a free song recording worth R800 and Queen Lyn a free song recording worth R400,” added Billion.
“Gullicrippa Queen became fourth with 142 votes, Queen Charlene Mtombeni coming fifth with 117 votes, Lady Vhee obtaining sixth position with 100 votes followed by Liana Lee on seventh place with 99 votes as Savage Queen became the eight with 92 votes.
“Empress Mercy was ninth with 54 votes, Patwink tracking on tenth position with 53 votes, as Lady O became the eleventh with 51 votes. Aka Jah Lady became the twelfth with 31 votes as Mama Billion sealed at position thirteenth with 9 votes,” Billion added.
Zimdancehall is gaining ground in Mzansi as more artists are bracing for another competition to be done soon on a riddim titled Italian Island. The riddim is open to all.