Zol hitmaker Max Hurrell, seems to be enjoying his new found fame, as his song continues to make headlines both locally and internationally.
Hurrell released the song after Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, included the slang in her speech while addressing the dangers of smoking during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In her speech, Dhlamini-Zuma said: “When people zol they put saliva on the paper and when they share that zol they are moving saliva from one to the other,”
Hurrell used the vocals on his track and the song exploded, currently the song is sitting at number 8 on the South African Apple Music Charts.
Hurrell told BBC that he just made the song to make people laugh during a tough time.
He however got more than he expected:
“I’ve gotten loads of thank yous from people saying they needed the ‘mood-lifter’ and so I am grateful that I was able to help people feel better,” he said.
His social media is also abuzz as people all over continue to share zol memes with the hitmaker.
Even Minister Dhlamini could not resist reacting to the song:
Who is this Max Hurrel fellow? We just need to talk.
— Dr Dlamini Zuma (@DlaminiZuma) May 13, 2020
Today he jokingly shared on Twitter that he would happily take the position of Minister of Sound following conspiracies that he is working for government.
There’s a conspiracy that I’m working for the government. Lol. I’ll only accept a position as Minister of Sound 😂
— Max Hurrell (@MaxHurrellSA) May 15, 2020
Listen to the song below: