CALVIN Nhlinziyo’s latest release Bebengakholwa is rocking ZiFM Stereo.
Currently sitting on the number two spot on Bulawayo’s Top 10 Chart Show on ZiFM’s Saturday Zone Your Link to the City of Kings and Queens, hosted by DJ Gibson Ncube, his track was last Saturday voted best song of the month of June.
Calvin, as he is affectionately known in music circles, is making waves with his latest offering attracting the attention of many radio presenters and disc jockeys on ZiFM stereo.
The track was on heavy rotation last week on ZiFM at times being played more than three times a day on The Drive Time show, ZiFM’s breakfast show and was even played as a future hit prediction, indicating the track is a good song.
It was recorded by the artiste himself under Volt Force Records which he runs.
In an interview with Southern Eye Lifestyle the artiste said he was excited with the new developments.
“I am on cloud nine. It’s an awesome feeling to be played like that on a country’s radio,” Calvin said.
“This means a lot to my music and my city. I guess passion is what drives me to do what I do and doing it right. I pour my heart on this music and seeing my sweat paying off makes me happy and motivates me to do more.”
Quizzed where he sees himself after this, Calvin said: “I want to be the biggest rapper in Zimbabwe. I really want to get an award for Bulawayo this year.”
Ncube, who first introduced the track on radio a few weeks ago, said that he knew from the beginning that Bebengakholwa would go far.
“When he came to give me a couple of tracks he told me he wanted to push a track called Take it Slow, but when I got home I listened to all the songs. I found Bebengakholwa unique,” Ncube said.
“I called him and told him that I would like to push Bebengakholwa because it sounded current, relevant and the message that the song was driving is one that a lot of people could relate to.
“He agreed with me and now we have a future hit. I thank him for believing in my judgment and decision making. With what he has achieved in less than two months we could have found an idol that stands a big chance in raising our city’s flag,” Ncube added.
Raised by a single mother in Luveve, Bulawayo, the talented rapper has 16 mixtapes under his belt.