‘When People Zol’ featuring Nk

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‘When People Zol’ featuring Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma goes viral [video]

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s recent ‘zol’ comments was enough for DJ Max Hurrell to create his new viral hit, ‘When People Zol’.

‘When People Zol’ featuring Nk

Photo: The Kiffness/Facebook

A new song featuring COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma recently went viral in South Africa.

When People Zol

Cape Town-based producer DJ Max Hurrell is the mastermind behind SA’s latest local hit, When People Zol, which pokes fun at minister Dlamini-Zuma’s now-infamous announcements when she extended the ban on the sale of tobacco products under level four of SA’s national lockdown. Here she said that “when people zol, they put saliva on a paper and then they share that zol,” adding that this was concerning as it undermined social distancing. 

Dlamini-Zuma also said that the national command council had elected to ban the sale of cigarettes for the duration of the lockdown. She eventually cited health concerns raised by some citizens and medical experts during public engagements with the government.

Now, according to reports, Hurrell’s latest offering is already climbing the Apple Music streaming charts. In fact, the song seems to have gotten South Africans smiling and dancing at the same time. On 8 May 2020, it was in the top 50 of the streaming chart on Apple Music. The chart is updated throughout the day based on users’ listening preferences.

Hurrel’s ultimate hope is that the song “makes people laugh during the lockdown”.

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WHEN PEOPLE ZOL ?? What have I done ?

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An unofficial music video

The Kiffness’ David Scott later went on to make an ‘unofficial music video’ for the now-viral hit. The video clocked in over 200 000 views at the time of writing.

“Thank for sharing joy, the music makes us happy, people feel good,” said one social media user on Facebook. “Brilliant! So talented. Made my day and will watch this over and over especially when the stress kicks in,” said another.

From all of Scott’s songs and music video compilations, this one seems to be “one of the best” people have listened to or watched out of the lot, according to comments made.

Max Hurrell – ZOL (Unofficial Music Video by The Kiffness)

Max Hurrell – ZOL (Unofficial Music Video by The Kiffness).

Posted by The Kiffness on Thursday, May 7, 2020