Picking up the pace, it is that time of the year again when fans and music lovers pick their best song of the year and DJ Zinhle could romp to victory; land the much coveted crown if her fan’s comments are anything to go by.
They are adamant that her song 'Umlilo' is the best song of the year, making their intentions known as to where they would put their Xs if they were to vote.
The stage has been set, and the battle lines have been drawn. Songs are weighed and pitted against each other. Meanwhile, over the years the title of ‘song of the year' has been normally hotly contested matter, with music fans divided over which artist served up the year's hottest track.
This year is with no exception, however, things seem to be taking a different direction, as many tweeps are vocal putting their money on DJ Zinhle's Umlilo as their song of choice for the gong.
The song, which features vocalist Rethabile and Mvzzle, is just too good for many, and so loved that it was recently conferred with the multi-platinum status at Universal's Night For The Stars last week for getting over 5.1-million streams in just three months.
While DJ Zinhle is definitely enjoying the love and feeling the touch, she is at the same time surprised at how the song has fared so far.
A glimpse at some of the reactions on social media indicate that people are indeed talking. The comments section has been set alight, with fans daring their would be opponents:
“Let's pray for all the negative people who do not think #Umlilo will be the crossover song.. Fire!” wrote one fan.
Another supporter chose to put it short and sweet; “Dj of the Year @DJZinhle Song of the Year #Umlilo.”
This was confirmed by yet another fan who said the song is sweet music getting better with each play.
“#Umlilo by @DJZinhle is the one every time I hear it its like its the first time #thesongoftheyear,” wrote the fan.
“If you disagree, keep it to yourself. I don't need that kind of negativity in my life,” claimed another supporter.
Some other fans went on to praise Zinhle for working so hard, saying it is visible that she did put more effort, adding that she indeed deserve the honour.
Surprised by the support, DJ Zinhle asked her fans what was it all about and also if they have already started voting.
“Guys why am I trending? Are you voting for song of the year already?” She asked.
In response, one of the fans pledged unwavering allegiance to the song
“Umlilo is our song of the year. Period!!!!” wrote the fan.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how the song will fare against a host of other notable tunes this year. But from the look of things, the swords have been sharpened, and trained ready for use. Will smile all the way to the bank? Will a dark horse emerge from nowhere and grab the accolade from her mouth? Only time will tell.
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