'Labantwana Ama Uber' Starts Raging Debate

The lyrics finally make sense

By | Dec 05, 2019, 03:03 PM

So it seems the popular Amapiano track, which many believe will be the crossover song, is causing a stir as allegations about the track being stolen spread.

Labantwana Ama Uber by Semi T, Miano and Kammu Dee is on every playlist; be it at groove, on the radio, music television channels or phones. For many, the lyrics of the song do not quite make sense, but after listening to another version, Tweeps have a better understanding of the line "labantwana ama uber" translated "these girls are ubers".

A video that was posted on the 12th of July by Twitter user @finjocate98 shows a young man who goes by the handle @tottiwasezondi singing his version of the popular and much-loved song. The popular version was released in August.
Have a listen:


The video did not go viral at the time, but with the help of a few influencers, Black twitter is being exposed to it. Tweeps (including Samkelo Ndlovu) are loving this version and are pleading with DJ Maphorisa to help mans by getting him into studio.

However, some Tweeps are of the opinion that dance music tracks; especially Amapiano, Kwaito and Gqom, do not really have original composers because hooks are sung by crowds at groove and later end up in the studio; depending on who records and releases it first.

What is your take? Do you think @tottiwasezondi has a case?

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