If you’re a Sjava fan you’d know that he always writes music that is heartfelt and has meaning.
This was the case on his first album ‘Isina Muva’ on which he talks about love, heartbreak and his journey with music. On the extended/deluxe version of that album, he penned ‘Impilo’ – a song about gender based violence – which he released after the gruesome murder of Karabo Mokoena, who was killed by her partner Sandile Mantsoe.
In recent tweets, a fan asked the the ‘ATM soldier’ whether or not his song ‘Isbhamu’ was about Bheki Nene. Sjava responded, revealing that the song was motivated by the tragic death of Rhythm City actor and musician Dumi Masilela
‘Isbhamu’ is a song on Sjava’s ‘Umqhele’ album. On the song he narrates the events of a hijacking, where the victim is pleading with the offender not to shoot and rather take whatever he so wishes to take – be it the car or phone – anything to spare his life because he has a wife and kids at home.
“Ngeke ngifele izinto zasemhlabeni/ I cannot die for material possessions”
The gruesome murder of Dumi Masilela in an attempted hijacking in Tembisa 2 years ago left family, friends and fans with unanswered questions and his wife Simphiwe ‘Simz’ Ngema widowed.
Recently, Simphiwe released a single dedicated to her late husband titled ‘Thanda Wena’ which she dubbed her “final goodbye”.
Source : WhatHot