Intaba Yase Dubai

Sizwe Sibiya

One thing most South Africans are going to remember about the year 2020 besides Covid-19 is the chorus of Big Zulu’s song ‘Imali Eningi’ which was sung by KZN’s very own Intaba Yase Dubai.

For many it was their first introduction to Intaba Yase Dubai through the hit song which also featured award winning hip hop star Riky Rick.

His contribution to the song helped rake more than one million views on YouTube in just one week and since 23 November 2020 the music video for Imali Eningi is now sitting at over 6,8 million views.

Meanwhile Intaba Yase Dubai whose name translates to ‘cash from Dubai’ in Zulu Slang – is also gaining views on his music videos posted on YouTube after his new-found success from the collaboration.

His songs ‘Uzobuya’ and ‘Nabanye’ both released last year are doing well on the google platform even though he is still an upcoming artist.

His style of incorporating Maskandi sounds into the new age hip hop with vernacular vocals can turn every song into an anthem.

He proved this before getting on Big Zulu’s anthem when he sang on Maskandi artist Imfezi Emnyama’s  ‘Maboneng’ – which also featured Big Zulu. Intaba Yase Dubai delivered what is generally regarded as the most powerful verse in the song.

Video source: YouTube

Picture source: @SciTheComedist