It goes without saying that Shota is one of the stalwarts of House music in South Africa who are as active as the first day he started the journey. The university of Shana gave birth to three of the country’s most most prominent artists being Shota, the trailblazing Black Coffee and Demor.

Just like his former band mates, Shota has contributed a large number of outstanding hits to the industry. One track that stands out for me is Uyangichomela with Shana. His signature Afrocentric vocals are always a marvel. As a producer and vocalist, Shota has been an influential and busy musician, having been at the helm of Phila Mazibuko and Phumeza Dlwati’s careers as artists.

As owner of Shota Music, he has partnered with Timmy Regisford to release this single under Zepherin Saint’s Tribe Records. ‘Sosha Lami’ says a lot from face value, and when one divulges further into the lyrical content, it remains true to Shota’s prowess as a songwriter. He dwells on issues of society and hardships people (don’t wanna be sexist, so I will include everyone) face.

Musically speaking, the track has all the Shota elements we have come to appreciate him for. The vocals are on point and arranged ingeniously to drive the song. A mellow organ sets the mood, with Afro House percussion and that Durban bass driving the message home. You will be pleased to know that an Instrumental is also thrown into the works for your enjoyment.

I feel DJ’s are spoilt for choice on this one. The vocal version is on point while the instrumental also gets the mood right. If you in a mood for that distinct Shota Durban vibe he so does well, you’re in for a treat. You will be doing that Vuma, Mampintsharish m’khaba dance (my age has been exposed!). Let’s keep supporting local music excellence. Head on over to your favorite online music store or streaming service and get Shota’d!