King Monada - Malwedhe (one song that needs to linger in 2019)

King Monada (photo: IG @kingmonadamusic)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉😁💃💃💃💃 This 2019 is surely a year of fulfillment for us all. Amen?

This song 'Malwedhe' (pronounced mal-weh-deh) by South African's own, King Monada, ushered me into 2019. The song was released towards the end of 2018 and I feel it needs to linger.

I will describe this song as a heartbreak song with a funny side to it. The song starts with:
Nna rena le malwedhe (I have a sickness)...Geo okhe Jola lenna, (If you are dating me)..Okhe raloke kago Nhlala (Don't play with breaking up with me)...Nna rena le malwedhe (I have a sickness)...Wa nhlala odho tsosa Malwedhe ale khole (If you break up with me, you will bring up hidden sickness from far)...Kena Le Bolwedhe bja go idibala  (I have a sickness of collapsing)...Wa nhlala kea idibala (If you break up with me, I'll collapse)
Lyrics from here

Not a cute thing to make fun of any kind of sickness but the way it was used in this song was kinda funny (no doubt). The song gave birth to a dance challenge known as #malwedhe_Challenge on social media created by Nkupi the Entertainer. This is when one falls down (mimicking someone that collapsed) when you hear the chorus to the song. Like so...


I don't know about you guys but I find this dance move funny and the song very creative. It shouldn't be forgotten that soon.

Here's the full music video

The parody by Nkupi the Entertainer

What do you think?