Trima C Cotha releases song for the grooviest

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Upcoming artist Glen Baloyi from Migard village, known as Trima C Cotha in music circles, released a new single titled “Hi Layini” on Friday, 10 May, sparking excitement among his fans. Featuring artists such as Dala Fam, Lano Deep, and Nebo SixFour, the track is already garnering attention and getting bodies moving with its infectious beats and electrifying vibes.

For Trima C Cotha, “Hi Layini” serves as a taste of what is to come while he is busy working on his second EP, expected to be released later this year. He said that the song resonated with the youth while keeping the dance floors alive.

“I made it for the grooviest, and I felt like I had to create something that would also be relevant to the youth. So, if you’re looking for a party banger, make sure you listen to the song. The positive reception to ‘Hi Layini’ even before its release has been overwhelming for me,” he said.

Trima C Cotha’s musical journey began at a young age, when he experimented with demo mixtapes using Virtual DJ software. His passion for music only grew over time, leading him to produce his own music and collaborate with like-minded artists such as Dopekid Shewacher.

“We collaborated on my debut single when I was in Grade 7. I grew up listening to acclaimed artists such as Lil Wayne, Brown Dash, and Mizo Phyll, which I believe may have influenced my musical style. So far, I’ve released several singles, along with one EP named H20KeKulture in 2021, featuring musicians such as DJ Lagugga and Salmawa,” he said.

Looking ahead, Trima C Cotha envisions establishing his own record label to support aspiring artists from his village. “I also aspire to host my own annual event that will provide young artists with a platform to showcase their talents,” he said.



Upcoming artist Glen Baloyi, known as Trima C Cotha from Migard village, has released his latest single, titled “Hi Layini”. Photo: Thembi Siaga.


By: Thembi Siaga

Thembi Siaga started as an intern during 2021. He assisted with video photography and editing. He also produced numerous small documentaries, focusing on the Vhembe region and its people. Currently he works as a freelance journalist, covering stories in the Elim area.

Thembi studied at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he completed his diploma in Journalism in 2021.






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