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Unexpected Collaboration Delivers Musical Fire: Makhadzi, Alick Macheso, Mr Brown Unite for “Shampopo”

Unexpected Collaboration Delivers Musical Fire: Makhadzi, Alick Macheso, and Mr Brown Unite for “Shampopo”

South African musical powerhouse Makhadzi has joined forces with maestro Alick Macheso and prolific producer/vocalist Mr Brown to create the scorching track, “Shampopo.”

“Shampopo” is featured on Makhadzi’s latest album, “Mbofholowo,” which translates to “freedom” in her native Venda language. The album serves as a tribute to Makhadzi’s remarkable journey from a humble background to a highly successful artist.

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Notably, “Mbofholowo” boasts collaborations with other prominent stars, including Kabza De Small, MaWhoo, Lwah Ndlunkulu, and Master KG.

The beauty of “Shampopo” lies in its unique fusion of Makhadzi’s commanding vocals, Macheso’s groovy bass guitar, and Mr Brown’s impeccable vocal talents. Mr Brown also took charge of producing the captivating beat for the song. By blending Venda and Shona languages, the track creates a musical bridge between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Makhadzi expressed her elation at the opportunity to work with Macheso, one of her idols. She also extended her gratitude to Mr Brown for his remarkable skills, acknowledging the fresh sound he brought to the table.

“Words fail me when it comes to Baba Alick Macheso; you absolutely nailed our collaboration. I can’t contain my excitement for its release. And Mr Brown, what was going through your mind when you created that beat? I’ve never heard anything like it in my entire life.”

The song has garnered enthusiastic reviews from online listeners, who commend the trio for crafting an extraordinary collaboration that has left a lasting impact.


“Three legends in one ??????????????????????What a masterpiece ???”


“We had been waiting for this hit song since Makhadzi announced she had collaborated with Alick Macheso. Big Tune.”

Mr Vukilebila:

“This is incredibly crafted and extremely entertaining. Makhadzi is indeed the Queen of Africa. I didn’t know much about Mr Brown, but I think he is quite a beat in the world of music. Our very own baba Sharo has not disappointed. Very very well done!!!”

Source iHarare