‘First lady of Zim-house’ releases album


WHEN she featured in Southern Eye Lifestyle about three months ago, she drew the attention of many music fanatics and one thing was certain; that she had begun a fruitful journey to stardom.


Although she once confided to this paper that “rap music is my life”, when The Kasi Princess, aka TKP, was recommended to South African record label, Afro Platinum Music (APM) by popular Bulawayo socialite Babongile Skhonjwa, TKP — born Sandisiwe Dube — rediscovered herself becoming the first local female house music artiste.

And this is what Reason Sibanda, aka Rizzla, her manager said: “I decided to go for the unknown because I believe in grooming and branding artistes to be what fans desire and Sandisiwe is our new kid on the block.”

The Magwegwe starlet — before she was courted by APM record label sung hip-hop music — had just released a six-track extended play featuring hit songs such as Ndoyenda and Phumilanga tipped to be the festive season’s club bangers.

Just like South African house queen DJ Zinhle, TKP has defied all odds and ventured into an industry long dominated by men and judging from her debut her production is likely to send alarm bells ringing to the industry’s gurus who have been undermined the potential of woman in music.

On the hit track Ndoyenda, the Bulawayo diva worked with South Africa’s DJ Cute, co-producer of Kalawa Jazmee star Oskido, while some tracks were produced by versatile Soweto’s Dj Fale, co-producer of hit track Xhigubhu by DJ Ganyane.

While her album enjoys airplay on regional radio stations such as Energy FM (Zambia) and UW FM (South Africa), TKP is one of the first artistes already on international scenes through digital music distribution with one of the leading digital stores such as traxsource.com.

Her music can also be downloaded on soundcloud.com/afro-platinum-music.