Of Don Dada’s Alkebulan

Menelik Nesta Gibbons also known as Don Dada is a Zimbabwean born South African citizen who is a multi-platinum selling reggae/hip hop artist on a quest to push convention and carve out a legacy as one of the motherland’s thought leaders and influencers whose music is not just entertainment but about consciousness, identity and pride.

 menelik nesta gibbons viva mandela

Don Dada’s middle name Nesta named after the late reggae legend Robert Nesta Marley believes a part of his path has always been destiny.

Don Dada signed a deal with the Tuff Gong International Distribution a label founded by the late Bob Marley and was also one of the first Africans to perform at a Bob Marley Tribute Concert Stage In Kingston Jamaica.

Don Dada and Seed Under in Jamaica

Don Dada recently released a new album titled Alkebulan

Ruff Cutt studio presents Alkebulan


Alkebulan is oldest known indigenously originated name for Africa

Alkebulan is an 8 track album with messages of self-pride, love, hope, peace, reconciliation and celebration yet still capturing the essence and vibrancy of Afrika.

Seven of the tracks were produced by  Leroy Scarlett of Reggae PowerHouse Band (Jamaica) and one by produced by Gerald “Fashalz” Mushaike(Zimbabwe) for RuFF Cut Studios and distributed worldwide by Tuff Gong International

Tracks on Alkebulan

  • Message from AfriKa
  • Here We Go Again
  • LOVE Is A Universal Language feat Jessica Mbangeni
  • Spirit Of AfriKa feat Jessica Mbangeni
  • Jah Is Good feat Seed Under
  • Sweetie LAVO  feat Seed Under
  • Who Dem Are Run From: CHANT

The album boasts a fusion of reggae music blended with AfriKa and Jamaican capturing and celebrating the consciousness of AfriKa.

Don Dada features Jessica Mbangeni a South African Imbongi (Praise Poet) who invokes an ancestral pride to the album in the two tracks she featured which happen to be my favourite of the 8.

Jessica Mbangeni Don Dada
Jessica Mbangeni Pictured with Don Dada

South African artiste Seed Under is also featured in two of the tracks, one track is an upbeat township wedding vibe and the other Jah is Good is a song of hope and positive vibes (you can check out the song video and lyrics from a previous article by clicking on image below)

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Jah is Good Don Dada Feat Seed Under

ALKEBULAN is expected to show the whole world that peace and love changes everything.

Check out Don Dada Music on the links below:




  1. 🙂 Thanks for bringing Don Dada to my attention.

    Unfortunately, when I tried to access his music via the links that you provided, it told me, “The track is not available in your country.”

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  2. I downloaded ALL his music lastnite. Our stations must be ashamed for hiding this artist. Truely amazing stuff
    Listened till early hours and now listening again

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    1. I was dabbling with the idea of the origins of the name of the continent when I ran into the album…. And it was a good place to start..

      PS Also if you connect with influential artists some of the spotlight will rub onto you ^_^

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