Mamelodi Happenings Celebrate Don Dada’s 2018-2019 Achievements!

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Hip-hop artist Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka Don Dada, a fast growing artist continues to manifest his career in the music industry. Today Mamelodi Happenings is continuing to celebrate his success and achievements. Don Dada had numerous achievements for the year 2018.

Speaking of 2018 achievements, Viva Mandela track – certified Multi-platform with 4 months of release (19th July 2017 -31st December 2017) since the beginning of 2018.

-On the 23rd of April 2018 he launched his Viva Mandela ft The Mahotella Queen on the official Mandela 100 Day on stage at Constitutional Hill.

-He accomplished a tribute track Long Live Mama Winnie Mandela ft Afripella choir and he was privileged to perform it on the first Black Deok memorial service held in Newton.


-His Hip-Hop4life radio segments online FB Live moved from 20k views per episode and that also attracted international attention.

-The international attention open doors for new and great opportunity where Don was invited to a 3 city Kenya concert tour with legendary Award Winning Everton Blender and  Reggae Power House Band.  The track Jah is good track supported by Bob Marley’s *Tuff Gong International distribution will be available digitally.According to Lyla Gibbons, Don Dada is the first in Africa to be offered such a deal.

-He released his first reggae EP titles 24 hours and had interviews on both local and international countless radio stations. On top of all his experience, he was invited in Zimbabwe Hip-Hop Summit 2018 as a panelist.

This year 2019:

-His Jah Is Good single and music video will be available commercially via Tuff International Distribution on Friday the 4th January 2019.

-He received an official invite from Reggae Power House Band to perform his Jah Is Good Track on the 2019 edition of Bob Marley’s birthday tribute concert in Jamaica.

After so much he has accomplished in 2018 and beginning of 2019, Don Dada is planning a tour for USA/Canada tour within the first quarter of 2019. There’s still more coming from a dedicated and committed fast-growing artist.

We should be inspired by his story. 

By: Fortunate Machaba

Don Dada Visited Mams FM Dropping His Hot Track For Tata Madiba

Don Dada Visited Mams FM Dropping His Hot Track For Tata Madiba


Menelik Nesta Bibbons, stage name aka Don Dada, 30-year-old artist from Johannesburg visited Mamelodi FM in Mamelodi East Mahube yesterday to drop his album. He released his first album Avant Garde with the first single coincidentally released on Mandela Day in 2016. As it’s known that every year on the 18 July the entire world celebrates the birthday of the late former South African president, known as world icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. A day which will be celebrated tomorrow. 1

This year hip-hop star Don Dada is celebrating Mandela Day with the release of his official 2017 song titled “Viva Mandela” exclusively available on MTN CallerTune and also available for streaming and download on all major music platform. “This brought inspiration and added to the task of writing a Mandela tribute song”, said Don Dada.IMG-20170716-WA0010

The song is Mandela-themed and inspired by the book ‘Mandela Long Walk To Freedom’. He added that the song is has a Distinct African Flavour incorporating hip-hop and reggae. Menelik thought of making his song unique and upbeat considering the fact that most of the songs about Tata Madiba are sad.

IMG-20170716-WA0006“Most of the Mandela songs are sad and I wanted to make mine more upbeat. I wanted to change the way we think about the man who brought freedom to South Africa”, said Menelik.

His album (Viva Mandela) was recorded at Don Dada’s studio and record label, RuFF cuTT  studio and was produced by Super Producer Rapz coordinated by RasMoe. Don Dada also featured female close friend Somila Menjane known as Seed_Under.


By: Fortunate Machaba