For the past few days newcomer Jolondy has swept up revelers in a frenzy with his curiously titled banger Limpopo. The R&B ballad features Fiesta Black on vocals and has unsurprisingly wooed the Limpopo audience. The song is based on a true story. It all started with a girl he spotted on Instagram and he developed the hots for her.
They followed each other and months later they met. He won’t say whether they dated and how it ended. The song features Xigubu singer Fiesta Black, who Jolondy says he chose because she comes from the province and had a voice best suited for it.
Johannes Jacobs also known as Jolondy is a 27 year old singer, songwriter and all round entertainer. Born on the 19th March 1989 in the East Rand Boksburg. At the age of 5 he moved to Mpunalanga Sekunda where he spent a fair portion of his childhood where he was raised by his grandmother. He moved back to East Rand at the age of 11 and that’s where it all began. He teamed up with a few of his peers and they formed a music crew called nation fresh but it didn’t blow like they had expected, he then moved on to join Dogmow where he teamed up with more amazing musicians such as himself, Swatie King King, Makizar, Emtee, Just to name a few… he worked his way from there and now he is has teamed up with Muthaland Ghetto Ruff and is ready to take over the music industry with his new hit single “Limpopo” ft. Fiesta Black.
He sang at primary school, but it was only in 2008 that he took music seriously. He wrote some songs and was featured on the works by relatively unknown artists from his hometown. His big break came when he performed at Skyroom Live on SABC1, where he met Lance Stehr, the kingmaker of Ghetto Ruff/Muthaland fame some eight years ago. Jacobs says he is inspired by long walks in the park to clear his mind and think out loud through music.
He describes his genre as “Trap Soul” and his audience straddles the young and old demographics even outside Limpopo. After eight years of knocking on doors in search of a bona fide career as a vocalist, Jolondy has come into his own. “I was never ready because I was a shy person and have lived through the struggles of township life just like any other kid. “My journey was hard because I lost my grandmother who was very close to me, but now it’s my time,” he says.
“I’m thankful to God that my talent was recognised by Lance all those years ago. I love music so much that I eat, sleep, wake up and live through music.” Sending out his endorsement for the rising star, Stehr comments: “This song is definitely going to be a national anthem. I have sent it to at least 300 people and the response I got was great.”
Jolondy offers the Trap world a sound of maturity & good vocals to go with it plus his on stage performance which makes all the ladies want to be the chick from “Limpopo” that he so passionately sings about. Jolondy has arrived & is going to stay here & in your hearts with his smooth & Trap soul vibes.