DJ Cleo condemns xenophobia

By Drum Digital
28 February 2017

He’s been on a two-year break from releasing his own music, but popular musician DJ Cleo is back with a single slamming xenophobia.

This is in the wake of the recent xenophobic attacks in the country. DJ Cleo (real name Tlou Cleopas Monyepao) released the song Zimbo on Friday after President Jacob Zuma said South Africans are not xenophobic in their nature.

Speaking to us, the award-winning deejay and producer said he made this song two years ago after the previous xenophobic attacks but never released it. He says the aim is to question fellow South Africans and also get them to ask themselves why they call foreigners names such as “grigamba”, “zimbo”, “kwere” and “nyasa”.

He added that his album will be out by the end of June, “The break I took made me to do a self-introspection and reset myself for the come back. I’ll be releasing two singles every month till June – the name of the album is Eskhaleni 11.”

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