Lady Du Responds To People Who Say She Reminds Them Of Mshoza
Lady Du Responds To People Who Say She Reminds Them Of Mshoza. Dudu Ngwenya also famously known as Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Her musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Mr JazziQ, DBN Gogo and many others. She gained more attention following her successful features on ‘Umsebenzi Wethu’, ‘Catalia’, ‘Woza’, ‘GUPTA’, ‘Buyile’, and many others.
Lady said she has been told by people that she remind them of some of the veteran late musicians indluding Mshoza, PRO, Lebo Mathosa. “I believe that when performers pass on, their performance spirit and energy are reborn in someone else,” she said.
“Most people say I remind them of the late kwaito musician Mshoza and that usually ignites something in me. Then someone recently said my rhyming reminds them of the late kasi rapper PRO. One other person once said I remind them of the late Mandoza based on how proudly I embrace my township heritage. Then based on my singing on “Umsebenzi Wethu” and my performances, some people say I remind them of the late Lebo Mathosa. So I thought to myself: ‘If people can see that in me, let me pray that the late artists give me what people are seeing in me.’ For instance on the track “Woza” which shout-outs Mandoza, Lebo Mathosa, PRO and Mshoza, we are inviting their spirits to come back to life via us. Mentioning their names is a form of reviving their legacies so people never forget about them,” Lady Du added.
Lady Du is currently in the process of finalising her forthcoming project. For her debut EP, Lady Du has chosen to work with less established artists and producers so as to give them a platform. We caught up with the trailblazing vocalist to talk about her journey to stardom, her musical influences, and the global recognition of amapiano.