Somizi On Imali Eningi: The song is Divisive
Gay icon, Somizi Mhlongo has criticized Big Zulu’s hit song, iMali Eningi, saying the song has divisive tendencies.
This is despite the fact that social media has been awash with videos of Mzansi celebs taking part in the popular Duduzani Zuma walk challenge that was created after the song was released three weeks ago.
Speaking during the KZN Entertainment Awards held at ICC Arena in Durban, Somizi said the song does not relate with him because he doesn’t want to have large amount of money as the song says.
Somizi said he already has large amount of money and he can’t even do the Duduzane Zuma popular walk that is normally done when the song is playing.
He asked Mzansi artists to write songs that accommodate everyone, and songs that also include wealthy people like him.
Somizi, who is original from KwaMashu township in the north of Durban, was an MC with Pearl Thusi during Entertainment Awards.
Somizi said he likes to do the Duduzane Zuma walk challenge, but his problem is that the song does not relate with him at all.
“The song is dividing us who have money and those who don’t have money who want to have it as the song says.
“The song does not relate with me at all and I feel left behind because I also like to be part of Duduzane Zuma’s famous walk challenge.
“I challenge Mzansi artists to write the song that accommodates all of us and not separate us with our financial status. I challenge Big Zulu, Sjava, and others to write the song that will accommodate us all” he said.
Big Zulu’s song, featuring Intaba Yase Dubai and Riky Rick, has more than 3 million views in three week on YouTube and it has become number one on iTunes downloads for three weeks.
The song became popular and went viral when the son of former president Jacob Zuma was seen walking with his crew while playing the song.
Mzansi women were impressed by Duduzane’s walk and many people started to do it as a challenge while also playing Big Zulu’s song.