Watch: Singer Mthandazo Gatya gives John Legend’s song Nervous an isiZulu touch, the world stunned

Singer Mthandazo Gatya trends after giving John Legend’s song Nervous an isiZulu touch. South African singer Mthandazo Gatya is topping the trends after award-winning singer John Legend showered him with praises for his open verse challenge. The bubbly South African singer undoubtedly added a soul to John Legend’s song Nervous.

The Afro-pop singer added an isiZulu verse, and he nailed it to perfection, leaving a lot to be desired. In the wake of the viral video, John Legend reacted to the viral clip with five fire emojis, and even Grammy-winning DJ Black Coffee was impressed by Mthandazo’s rendition.

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South African singer Mthandazo Gatya - Source: Instagram
South African singer Mthandazo Gatya – Source: Instagram

In the mix of things, John Legend showered Mthandazo Gatya praises with emojis and even shared the clip on his official Twitter account. We can all agree that he gave the song the much-needed touch it wanted. However, he nailed his isiZulu lines and slayed it. Reacting to the clip, John tweeted five fire emojis.

Singer Mthandazo Gatya trends after giving John Legend’s song Nervous an isiZulu touch

The video has since gained traction with more than 700 000 views on Twitter and more than 2000 retweets and shares.

In the mix of things, South Africans have since flooded into the comment section urging John Legend to tag Gatya along for an international smash hit. Of interest is the fact that even Grammy-winning DJ Black Coffee is willing to help put the song together. Here are some of the comments that flooded social media.

@ThulaniSundu “Change the man’s life, John. Do a collab, invite @RealBlackCoffee to do the arrangement and put some sauce in it.”

@RealBlackCoffee “Let’s go!!!!!”

@KidiPotse “I love this song but what this guy added gave me goosebumps, never heard so much soul in a song full of soul and perfection. I’m in love.”

A few days, he was topping trends after Anele Mdoda couldn’t hold back her excitement as she shared a picture of her and The John Legend on FaceTime. She shared a screenshot on her Instagram demonstrating that she had just ended a conversation with John Legend.

Anele Mdoda talking to John Legend
Anele Mdoda talking to John Legend – Image Credit : Instagram/Anele Mdoda

When she took the screenshot, John Legend was singing to her, and she was beaming with delight. However, it seems as if John Legend has a soft spot for South Africa. She added a caption to the post:

“John Legend just sang to me… well after I sang to him… but oksalayo he sang to me… how’s your day going? His new album is so so so good. I’m obsessed with Rounds., Strawberry Blush… it’s just soooo dirty beat…All she wants to do.Splash ,Love !!!,One last dance,Memories.Speak in tongues, Other ones. Good. Catch our chat on @ aneleandtheclubon947 @947joburg @johnlegend.”

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