Robbie Malinga. Picture: Boxer Ngwenya

Fittingly, Massive Music opened last Friday night’s show with a tribute to Robbie Malinga. There was a video montage of some of the most popular songs written, produced and performed by the man whose breakout hit, Ntsimbi, became his moniker.

This is a half-hour show so naturally, content is spliced together because of time constraints. That should be even more reason for Massive Music to lean heavily on the local music side. Massive Music airs on Mzansi Magic and the channel’s sister is a throwback paradise. 

Channel O, Trace and MTV Base already air a lot of American and European music videos so seeing the Finesse Remix video on Massive Music is eyeroll-worthy. 

Look, I’m a member of the Bardigang so you know how I feel about Belcalis and Bruno Mars can do no wrong in my eyes but a) I already saw the teaser on Twitter the day the video dropped, b) I watched the full clip on Youtube and c)the aforementioned channels play it like it’s going out of style.

Moving along, DJ duo, Malumz on Decks chopped it up with presenter, Smash Afrika, who was stumbling over his words the entire episode. The other presenter, Lalla Hirayama, was on point as usual. She made a short interview with Ambitiouz Entertainment signee, Londie London interesting.

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Londie London performed in a luminous yellow outfit. He Goes is a house song and she didn’t have any external elements in her performance so the repetitive lyrics made the performance seem longer than it is. 

In the Massive Music chart, Heavy K’s Inde sat steadily at number five. Just underneath it was DJ Maphorisa’s Midnight Sterring. At number three was Distruction Boyz’s Omunye - which was kept brief because we really overdid it during the festive season. 

Maradona by Naija’s own Niniola was at number two. Predictably, Kwesta’s Spirit was in the number one spot. Will it be there next week?

* Massive Music is on Mzansi Magic every Friday at 9:30pm