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South African Reggae / Hip-Hop Artist Don Dada Releases His New Single "Rise Up"

13 MAY 2024

South African Reggae / Hip-Hop Artist Don Dada Releases His New Single "Rise Up" Presented By Ruff Cutt Studios and Distributed Worldwide By Tuff Gong International.

Humanitarian, RuFF CuTT Studio owner and recording multi-platinum selling South African Reggae / Hip-Hop artiste Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka DON DADA unveils his latest musical creation, the powerful single titled “Rise Up.” This soul-stirring track combines elements of reggae and hip-hop, delivering a message of resilience, unity, and social justice. In “Rise Up,” Don Dada weaves a tapestry of hope, resilience, and determination. The track’s infectious rhythm and uplifting lyrics inspire listeners to push beyond their limits, embrace unity, and create positive change. Whether you’re facing personal struggles or societal injustices, “Rise Up” serves as a rallying cry for transformation. 

Produced by the two-time Grammy award nominated, one time Grammy award winner Bernard (Touter) Harvey of Inner Circle Band and founder of Jamaica’s very own Juice TV, Delroy Juice Thompson “Music has the capacity to heal, even if just for a moment “Quote Don Dada. Reggae is a powerful music of freedom, healing and “RISE UP” was birthed through Don Dada looking to inspire people to imagine a better future and setting goals to make that future a reality then working to achieve it to increase personal levels of optimism. 

“RISE UP” is now available on all digital services worldwide distributed by Tuff Gong International. Through his works, Don Dada has continuously pioneered a new generation of hope, calling for Africans at home and across the diaspora to RISE UP and unite, if we are to build a better world for future generations to come. “RISE UP” is a call for self-reflection and to refocus our efforts and energies on coming together to build that future. In a world grappling with numerous challenges, “Rise Up” emerges as a beacon of hope. The song’s lyrics resonate with listeners, urging them to overcome adversity, stand up for what is just, and unite in the face of social ills. Don Dada’s distinctive voice and lyrical prowess infuse the track with authenticity and passion. Grammy award winner Bernard (Touter) Harvey and founder of Jamaica's very own Juice TV Delroy Juice Thompson production seamlessly blends driving basslines, melodic strings, and infectious rhythms, creating a sonic experience that resonates with audiences worldwide. Don Dada’s heartfelt delivery invites listeners to reflect on their own journeys and find strength in solidarity. 


Already having won the hearts of many people with his multi-platinum hit "Viva Mandela," his singles “JAH IS GOOD" and “Heal Mama Afrika” reminding the world that pre 1873 Africa was borderless. UNITY, One For Another and NO MORE look for healing and moving forward eliminating social ills and uniting to become stronger together and finally his album “ALKEBULAN” changing the narrative of the negative events that affect our beloved Afrika, addressing social issues while bringing messages of Self-pride, love, hope, peace, reconciliation and celebration yet still capturing the essence and vibrancy of Africa. 

“Music has the power to heal, uplift, and ignite change. ‘Rise Up’ is my contribution to a world that needs healing." - Don Dada

Don Dada’s commitment to using his artistry for positive impact shines through in every note of “Rise Up.” As listeners immerse themselves in this anthem, they are reminded that collective action can transform societies and elevate humanity 

"Let’s stand together, rise above our challenges, and create a better tomorrow.” - Don Dada

Menelik Nesta Gibbons aka DON DADA continuously pushing 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.

Don Dada in the entertainment industry has a lot of energy, enthusiasm and positivity, and 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. Don Dada has grown his Reggae / Hip-Hop career; established himself as a social entrepreneur, motivational speaker, Radio Host and an events MC, who realised 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’. Don Dada plea to other social influencers “The word that reaches the furthest the fastest comes from social influencers so I encourage Africans at home and abroad to use your voice and platforms to encourage others to come together as one to build that better and progressive Africa #LetAfricaLead” at home and abroad #ConsciousReggae.


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Artiste Contact: Layla Gibbons +27832126426

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