Windhoek – On-fire Namibian international footballer Peter Shalulile of Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa is not only thrilling soccer fans but is also inspiring musicians.
The striker’s heroics in the just-ended SA Premier Soccer League have driven DJ Siya, Sunny Boy and Temi Dimplez to collaborate on a song – produced by Glo Solani Zulu – named after the player.
The eponymous track is infused with amapiano sounds has been getting rave reviews since its June 11 release.
Shalulile has been flying Namibia’s flag high in South Africa’s PSL, and was two weeks ago named Footballer of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season. Fellow Namibian Deon Hotto – who plays for Orlando Pirates – won the MTN8 Last Man Standing Award.
Speaking to The Southern Times Sport, one third of the creatives behind the hit single “Shalulile”, DJ Siya, said the song was an ode to a man who continued to excel.
“We just wanted to appreciate him; he is doing very well. It’s always good to appreciate each other. And do not forget Deon Hotto and our athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi,” DJ Siya said.
He went on: “So in March we spoke to Shalulile regarding the song, thanks to Pombili Shilongo who linked me and Shalulile. So we started working on the song in March.”