Bulawayo’s AfroDancehall/Reggae Queen “Mandie Mae” releases Add Dem Burden

Nomagugu Amanda Nkomo, better known as Mandie Mae, is a youthful and dynamic alternative AfroDancehall/Reggae artist, dancer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Chipinge on July 18, 2001, and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Mae made her public debut with the singles “Mash-Up Di Place” in December 2018, “99 Percent” with Acquillah K in February 2020, and “What Did I Say” in July 2020. She has been nominated for two Bulawayo Arts Awards and has performed at the Bulawayo Arts Awards, Credisi, Intwasa Arts Festival, Shoko Festival, and Bulawayo Arts Festival.

Mandie Mae

Add Dem Burden is a song that explores some of the topics that most people avoid discussing. It discusses how individuals will seem to love and support you in order to gain something from you, but are the same individuals that will try to knock you down and shatter you.

The song combines Ndebele (a native language) and patois, a popular reggae language. Mandie Mae addresses her followers in this song and encourages them to never give up on their dreams because of people who discourage them and even try to murder them but instead make their success tales burdens to such individuals. ‘Add a burden upon them,’ is the correct English translation of the song title.

Download: Mandie Mae – Add Dem Burden