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The Real D2 Revealed
19 Aug 2014 at 15:34hrs | Views
The first question people will ask is who is D2? Yes, it is a pretty standard question to ask. While he has been on the music scene for a few years with over 30 singles to his name since 2007; who is this man behind the music?
Darlington "D2" Sibanda was born in Hwange in 1989 but spent part of his childhood in Victoria Falls and adult life in Warren Park, Harare.
D2 entered the music scene in 2004 when he participated at his high school talent show. He started working with Killah Flames in 2003 at Choke Sounds in Victoria Falls releasing one of his first singles "More faya". He then went on to Logarhythms Studios in Harare in 2007 where he penned the Anthem ‘Akange Akarasika' with musician Dexter "Dreadahdextylez" Chaparadza and Amai with Lazzie T the famous urban grooves hits producer from Hesi Mfesi.
After enduring Zimbabwe's unbridled socio-political environment the Matabeleland bred lad packed his bags and relocated to South Africa in 2012 and his music career took a turn for the better.
"After going to South Africa I managed to build a more comfortable life for myself, connecting with big artists and record companies" he said.
Unfortunately, as with most musicians, his relative success is not the result of his musical pursuits but of his day job. Having been in the music industry for years, Darlington is a social entrepreneur as well as a co-founder and label manager at Deep City Music, but there anyone can guess where his passion lies.
The South African-based musician has come a long way in his musical career. Having shared the stage with music legends Bujo Mujo, Professor, Oskido and Shota, he has worked with and opened for acts such as Logix VJ WaZim, Nesty Don and Nigerian ICE.
"I have worked hard to build my brand. Yes I have opened for and worked with acts such as Shota, Bujo Mujo, Oskido & Professor but where I am in my music career now I want to perform at venues where I am recognised as D2 and not as an act that is supporting other musicians," D2 said of gigs.
Barely months after dropping the most talked about single Batai Munhu, D2 will in September be releasing a song described by his stable Deep City Records as a double taste to Batai Munhu which was received with frenzy globally, becoming an anthem for the young, middle aged and equally the aged.
"My fans are everything to me and no day passes that I don't wish to give them more of what I am talented at. My upcoming single called "MaRandz NemaDollars" in which I feature Mr Bond and Cooper, also from my 2014 production gave me an insight of a little gap I needed to fill with my fans. I just hope and pray they will love the track too", said D2 as he disappeared in a mob of fans who received him at Bar 9 in Midrand.
The single will be on playlist rotation on all Zimbabwean convectional, digital and internet radio stations by break of day on Saturday 27th September 2014 followed by digital downloads the Monday following.
"We decided to spice our release schedule a bit this time around, giving debut priority to Radio Stations before the song is available anywhere else. We acknowledge the role radios play in promoting our work as well rating our work, hence making them a priority", added Nonsikelelo Mabuza the Deep City Music Press & Public Relations Executive.
Source - Byo24News