DJ Zinhle’s Umlilo is, without doubt, a certified hit, it has even been certified multi-platinum and within its first three months, it reached over 5.1-million streams.
The song was even dubbed by fans as their song of the year for 2019, even though it didn’t officially win the Ukhozi FM’s 2019 Song Of The Year competition.
The DJ worked with upcoming artists Mvzzle and Rethabile on the hit single. Zinhle and Mvzzle meet on the set of SABC 1’s 1s and 2s, he sent then sent Africa’s number female one DJ three beats and Zinhle later then choose the beat that they would actually use.
Mvzzle explained to TshisaLIVE that after trying to work with different artists and recording conflicts delayed them. However, a DM from Rethabile to DJ Zinhle wanting to work with her saved the day.
The award-winning DJ earlier this year broke down the lyrics of the song that has become such a favourite amongst many people in Mzansi.
Zinhle, in an edition of Red Bull Live With, explained to Mo Flava about the exact meaning behind the hit song.
“There has been a big debate about ‘Umlilo’ because it’s such a big club or party song and people don’t know that its actually a sing that praises God. It talks about the wonders of God’s love and it is based on Bible scriptures which is amazing”, explained the DJ.
In celebration of the song’s success, DJ Zinhle released a second video for Umlilo in December and now just a few months later, the video has reached over 3 million views on Youtube.