Date:23 December 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Phuluso Dave Netshavhakololo (known in music circles as ‘Thidziambi De Poet’) who hails from Tshaulu Khunguni village in Thengwe, released his latest poetry album, Vhuhwi hanga.
Thidziambi De Poet said that he had finally managed to record and release the much-awaited album, even though he had to halt its release several times because of financial constraints.
“I am so happy that people are sending me WhatsApp messages and SMSs congratulating me on a job well done,” he said. “To say I feel honoured would be an understatement.”
Vhuhwi hanga comprises nine poems with mellifluous sounds, namely Mmawe, Lithubwa La Lufuno, Kha N'thembe (ft Acolly Mandiza), Ndi Muvenda, Lobola (ft Gloft), Muvheregi (ft Gloft and Zee Bhoi), Muvheregi Remix (ft Gloft, Zee Bhoi and Copper), and Better Days Are Gone (ft Feat Gloft).
“On this EP, each poem carries a unique message,” said the singing poet. “Lithubwa La Lufuno is an emotional song that affirms that all people are capable of loving, while Mmawe is a dedication to all mothers out there.”
His music is rooted in his culture, and he wants to reach more people with his songs, so that they can get to learn more about African culture. “I am taking the lead in promoting the culture, traditions, and norms of the Vhavenda people through my God-given talent,” he said.
Thidziambi De Poet started writing songs, with the focus on hip-hop lyrics, in 2014. Many people noticed his work after his poetic song, Ndi Muvenda, started receiving airplay on many local radio stations.
“Some of the artists liked it and complemented me, including Vendaboy Poet, who approached me for a collaboration,” he said. “I worked with Vendaboy Poet on my latest album, titled Ndavhuko.”
For more information, visit his Facebook page (Thidziambi De Poet). He can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or called at Tel 071 192 6494 or 079 859 0800.
Thidziambi De Poet. Picture supplied.
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.