Humanitarian, RuFF CuTT Studio owner and recording multi-platinum selling Zimbabwean born, South African artiste Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka DON DADA in collaboration with Mexican Artiste JAH FABIO has officially released their highly anticipated Single, “BIG DADDY / PAPA GRANDE “.
Taking the saying “Artistes Unite” to another level the single “BIG DADDY / PAPA GRANDE” was produced during the Covid-19 lockdowns that have affected the globe and brought the traditional means of music creation to a halt for the time being.
Working digitally with a Nigerian producer ILLY, Don Dada and Paradise Systems used the power of the internet to connect with Jah Fabio all the way in Mexico creating this collaborative effort that showcases the cultures of two distinct continents (Africa & North America) and combines English and Spanish over a distinctly Afro beat making this a beautiful and unique song with elements for any listener to enjoy.
Don Dada’s low voice is complimented by Jah Fabio’s Higher tone and makes for a creative and dynamic song that will leave you wanting more. Ushering in a new age of Reggae / dancehall, BIG Daddy / Papi Grande is a refreshing take for both genres and can be considered a tone-setter and marker of the dynamic sounds coming out of Africa and Mexico currently and respectively.
Big Daddy / Papi Grande was made with a young audience in mind and reaches across different boundaries using Spanish and English as the medium of expression and using Afro Rhythms as the vehicle that drives the song forward.
Jah Fabio born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is one of the most active Reggae and Dancehall artistes in Mexico in the last decade. With five albums and endless collaborations, Jah Fabio is gradually becoming one of the mainstays of the new wave of Reggae and Dancehall artistes in Latin America.
Jah Fabio has participated in different national and international festivals sharing the stage with great artists such as: Sizzla Kalonji, Damian Marley, Anthony B, Ras Michael, Seed, Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Popcaan, Aidonia, Baby Cham, Govana, Spice, Ding Dong, Don Carlos, Warrior King, Luciano, Wayne Wonder, Alborosie , Fidel Nadal, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Stephen Marley, Biggz General, Turbulence, Kafu Banton, The Authentic Decadents, Israel Vibration, Gladiators, Tippa Irie, Yellowman, Papa Michigan, Barrington Levy, Peter Metro, Burro Banton, Gentleman, Banton, Shamanes Crew, Quique Neira, and many more. Being a pioneer of the artists of the Reggae-Dancehall genre in Mexico, Jah Fabio continues to conquer markets and challenge himself, achieving very important things for his career.
2021 Jah Fabio, Jah Fabio has collaborated in different productions, highlighting his collaboration for different producers and DJs such as “El Dusty” with his song “Kanto Negro” as well as with “Royal Highness”: Dj Blass and Toy Selectah with the song “Dámelo” and the “Baad Maan” theme.
This year 2021 Jah Fabio has several important releases with artists like Vybz Kartel, Spice and the legendary Shabba Ranks, he also has a song “Sound Bwoy Tonight” Feat: Dexta Peppa that will be released under the mythical Digital B label. One of the closest releases is the song Big Daddy / Papa Grande with the African artist Don Dada.
Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka DON DADA continuously pushes boundaries, changing the norm, quickly moving beyond static thinking by reinventing the game. He is fast becoming an industry thought leader by breaking tradition and creating ground-breaking possibilities for growth for himself and others in the music business. Don Dada in the entertainment industry has achieved a great deal as a Reggae/Hip-Hop artist and social influencer since he made his debut on the prestige 2016 Mandela Day Concert stage in Johannesburg South Africa sharing the stage with artists like Cassper Nyovest, Ricky Rick, EMTEE, Fifi Cooper, Banky Wellington, A Reece, SJava, Mis Pru, Loyiso Bala and PJ Powers.
He has graced prestige stages such as Bob Marley Tribute Concert 56 Hope Road Kingston Jamaica sharing this stage with great artistes like Capleton, Nadine Sutherland, Richie Spice, Agent Saaco, Lutan Fyah, Iba Mahr, Aaron Nigel Smith, Bongo Herman, Reggae Powerhouse Band and Koffee.
Don Dada debuted the Jamaica LIVE series in Kingston Jamaica sharing the stage with the legendary Ken Booth, Reggae Powerhouse Band, Bonafide, Esco Da Shocker, Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal.
Opening shows for Beenie man, and Damarco in Zimbabwe, Lutan Fyah in South Africa and Everton Blender in Kenya.
Tribute song artist 2017 & 2018 Mandela track [VIVA Mandela], Mama Winnie Mandela Black Doek Memorial [Long Live Mama Winnie Mandela] and Louie Ford aka Louie Ranking aka Original Jamaican Don Dada.
Don Dada has grown his Reggae / Hip-Hop career; established himself as a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, Radio, and TV Host, and an events MC, who realized early in his life that he wanted to pursue a purpose-driven life. With his vision to encourage the youth, Don Dada continues to ‘breath life through music’.
With countless artiste and production collaborations at home and abroad that include Reggae Powerhouse Band, Imbongi Poet BISHOP Jessica Mbangeni, legendary duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Gregory Isaacs and Sir Clement Coxsone Dodd, Don Dada with this boldness and unwavering passion for Africa to RISE, has not only achieved a great deal as a Reggae/Hip-Hop artist and social influencer but also as someone who wants to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Don Dada’s vision of united Africans is simply to encourage the youth at home and abroad to step into their destiny without fear and continue shining the light through education and unity.