Dr Joe Shirimani has been a central figure since 2014, commanding attention and Causing arguments that are heard widely in the Xitsonga Music industry.
From clashes with Benny Mayengani’s Black Poison group to recent rifts with former ally Mr Post, Shirimani’s influence is undeniable.
Back in 2014, tensions flared as Black Poison, featuring Benny Mayengani, Prince Rhangani, Percy Mfana, Khensi, Kenny Bevhula, and others, released diss (beef) tracks targeting Joe Shirimani and his team.
The music battle reached a peak when Team Shirimani responded with a beef album titled “Ngura Ngura,” marking a turning point in the dynamics of the Xitsonga music scene.
In more recent developments, Mr Post, once a member of Team Shirimani, parts ways on a good terms, but later expressed feeling betrayed when Joe Shirimani reconciled with Benny Mayengani.
Benny, Joe, and Prince went on Munghana Lonene FM to talk about their problems, and it got everyone in the industry talking. This trio used to be big in the Xitsonga music scene before they separated in 2013/2014.
This leaves Mr Post feeling betrayed, leading him to release albums containing diss tracks aimed at Joe Shirimani, leading to a legal battle.
Taking a legal route, Joe Shirimani sued Mr Post, demanding one million rand or a public apology. In a surprising twist, Mr Post issued an apology and, unexpected, released a hit song titled “One Million,” a beef track directed at Joe Shirimani.
The ongoing story about Joe Shirimani keeps grabbing the attention of Xitsonga music fans, revealing the complicated and interesting parts of the industry.
As all the disagreements happen, it’s obvious that Joe Shirimani has a big impact on the always changing Xitsonga music scene.