Zee Nxumalo and Pabi Cooper’s “Thula Mabota” takes South Africa by Storm

 21-year-old rising afropop and amapiano sensation, Zee Nxumalo, joins forces with BET Award-nominated, multi-hyphenated musician, Pabi Cooper, on the anthemic single, “Thula Mabota”. The infectious track delves into their infatuation with a mysterious young man wearing a pink hat. The pair, whose captivating personas are reminiscent of the mercurial Lebo Mathosa and Brenda Fassie, present themselves as an unexpected but powerful duo. Crafted by acclaimed producers Shakes & Les, alongside the creative genius of 031choppa, the song has taken both social media, particularly TikTok, and the vibrant streets and dance communities of South Africa by storm.

“I hope people continue to love and support the song the way that they’ve been supporting it so far. It’s been so overwhelming since it first started to go viral back in February. We’re already on over 120K videos on TikTok!” expresses Zee Nxumalo. She adds: “I’m looking forward to seeing how people make new dance challenges from Pabi’s verse because she came through with something fresh and different.”

With its catchy hooks and irresistible lyrics, the song serves as an instant mood-booster, transporting listeners to a world of dance. Drawing inspiration from the carefree spirit of youth and the thrill of love at first sight, Zee Nxumalo delivers a melody that is as addictive as it is delightful. Stream the new song here.