‘Lekker’ goes viral
By Rosalia David
A few weeks after releasing her single titled ‘Lekker’, musician, disc jockey and actress Khadijah found herself on the better side of fame with her song going viral on social media platforms such as Tik Tok.
Lekker which means ‘nice’ in English currently has over 70 000 views on Tik Tok and over 7 000 views on the official audio on YouTube.
The song sang in Afrikaans is a mixture of Amapiano sound and trap instrumentals with witty Afrikaans rap, which transitions into trap rap.
Sharing her journey working on the song, Khadijah said she is quite stunned by the feedback so far saying that as much as her friends loved the song before it was released, she however was not sure what to expect from music fans.
“I didn’t know what to expect to be honest. I knew it was a great song and all my friends loved it and danced to it … you just never know how the public will receive it,” she said.
Asked on what inspired the title she grinned and said, it was centred on the hook of the song that says ‘Die dude is lekker’ which means ‘the guy is nice’.
The jack of all trades further explained how music has always been her first love adding that this exposure comes at a time when she is working towards releasing an EP.
“Lekker has been doing very well. Being an entertainer has always been my dream. There’s nothing I want more than spending my life on stage performing,” Khadijah added.
Questioned on how she juggles between music and an eight to five job, she said, “I do what I have to do.”
Khadijah however expressed her eagerness to being on stage connecting with music lovers saying that performing is what she loves most.
“My highlight in the music industry is honestly every time I get on stage and hear people sing along to my words. It makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger than me. Telling stories through music that people can relate to,” she further stated.
‘Lekker’ was produced by award-winning artists and producer Nasho.
Asked on her future plans when it comes to spinning the decks, she said dee-jaying is merely a hobby.
“I stopped dee-jaying a long time ago. It’s more of a hobby not a passion. So it is not something I pursue actively. But when I get the opportunity to jump on the decks I do. I enjoy it,” she said.