Emerging Afro-Pop artist Mario Vybez releases the official music video for his single ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’

The song is now added to the main rotation on Bafana FM

Emerging Afro-Pop artist Mario Vybez releases the official single and music video for his single ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’
Mario Vybez, a rising star in afro-pop, recently dropped the official music video for his latest single ‘ Uk’dakwa Kwam’ initially released on September 1st, 2023. After his debut single, “Ngiyakuthanda,” independent singer-songwriter Mario Vybez continues to establish his presence in the vibrant South African music scene.
Mario Vybez’s single, ‘Uk’dakwa Kwam’ boasts a vibe that is bound to make you dance and sing along. The song was produced by Tintswalo Musa Ndlovu from Plug-in Productions, music/lyrics/arrangement by Thabang Elliot Phakoe (Mario Vybez) and Shayne Nketsi as sub-arranger.

The music video production was handled by the company Lightningstruck Productions. It was directed by Shayne Nketsi. It was a joint effort of Mario Vybez, Magdalena Juric and Shayne Nketsi, as a step forward in boosting Mario’s music career following positive feedback from people on the initial single release. The music video serves as an extension of the song’s narrative, enriching Mario Vybez’s artistic vision

Uk’dakwa Kwam’ is a song with the intriguing title ‘My drunkenness’ in Zulu. Although written mostly in Zulu, this song combines Zulu, Sesotho and English. The essence of this song encapsulates the spirit of carefree enjoyment and financial independence. Just as people can be quick to judge when you’re responsibly enjoying a drink, or having fun, this song encourages individuals to ignore the noise and revel in their own happiness. Much like the freedom of spending your hard-earned money exactly as you desire without giving in to societal pressures.
In conjunction with the single and video release, Mario Vybez has also announced the upcoming release of his EP. The EP will feature a collection of tracks that showcase the depth and versatility of Mario’s musical talent.
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About Mario Vybez:
Thabang Elliot Phakoe, known by the artistic name “Mario Vybez”, is an emerging independent afro-pop singer/songwriter from Botshabelo, Free State, South Africa. He was born on Nov 2, 1987 in Bloemfontein. He’s been singing since an early age in various music styles solo and in music groups like Youth Ablaze Thaba Nchu. Some of his latest achievements was participating as a singer for the Free State (team Zaza) in the show ‘Clash of the Choirs SA’, season 4. Music has always been his passion so he’s here to show it with his solo project.

On July 12, 2023, he released an afro-pop debut single, “Ngiyakuthanda,” meaning “I love you” in Zulu, as an announcement of the upcoming EP. His 2nd single “Uk’dakwa Kwam” was released on September 1st.
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