Recently announcing his upcoming debut album POPSTAR, Yanga Chief drops a follow up single to BBAF that takes an in-depth look at some of the issues plaguing the country and its people from unemployment to poverty, politics, corruption and more.
Using the same style of communication used during apartheid – where political freedom fighters names were blocked out – Yanga Chief announced the new song on social media this week with a replica notes for Manelo, cleverly disguising that he is speaking to late Freedom Fighter, liberator and father of the nation, Nelson Mandela.
Using music to express some citizen observation, Manelo is a poetic report set over a melo tempo, which sets the tone for the rapper’s open letter to Madiba. Yanga Chief steers clear of political bias but takes a more socially conscious approach on his verses that use an in-depth narrative on the ongoing downfall state of the nation filled with real-life affairs that are far from the premise of a free nation – something Nelson Mandela heroes and advocated for.
Yanga Chief drops his album POPSTAR on 27 November, Manelo drops on Friday and is available for instant stream and download from the album pre-save.