South Africa-based Malawian singer-cum-rapper Zani Challe has dropped her first 2016 release, Single Tonight, where she features one of Nigeria’s first rising artists, Patoranking.
The song came out last month with a video shot in South Africa and currently enjoying airplay on MTV as well as other international television channels.
The song is also available on most online sites and the artist, born Zani Chiumia, is working on a promotional tour for it.
“Single Tonight is a dancehall/R&B fusion. It’s basically a boy/girl likes the other vibe but in this case the hire is setting the tone and going for what she wants.
“I’ve always felt as women we shy away and don’t say what we really want and feel and miss out on the guy we want. So, this song was about being that bold woman,” she said amidst giggles.
Zani explains a chitchat with her producer gave birth to the song.
“The inspiration for the song came from a conversation I was having with my producer just about women being shy to just express what they want from a guy and sending mixed signals. And next thing I recall we were recording the song.
“Now it’s out, I released it last week online but it’s also playing on MTV as well as a few other international channels. It’s playing on most South African channels and a number of television channels outside. I don’t know the names of the channels in the other countries my management submitted to hence making a general statement of international channels,” said the 28-year-old.
The song is on most online platforms including iTunes, Google play, Spotify and her plan is to take it to different parts of the world.
“I will then start doing gigs in a few countries. Holland, Zambia, Malawi and Nigeria to begin with. These countries’ gigs are confirmed already except Malawi as I am waiting on final contracts in the next few weeks.
“The gigs are scheduled to commence in July or August but as for Malawi, it will be this month end as I’m due to leave the country on the 4th June,” she said.
This is the third time the artist is involved in a collaboration after working with South Africa’s Okmalumkoolkat and RAS on Gwada and secondly with Nepman on Ndiphundzitse remix.
She believes the collaborations have benefited her and looking forward to more in the future.
Asked as to why she opted for Patoranking out of a myriad of artists who are doing well, Zani said: “I’ve been a fan of his music since his first single, Girlie O. There is something about his voice and character and I just knew the combo of me and him could be amazing.”