Dlala Thukzin’s “IPlan” reigns as the number 1 song of 2023 on the GFM Top 100

Written by on 3 January, 2024

As the year 2023 bid its farewell and people across the nation prepared to welcome the New Year, Gagasi FM, the leading regional commercial radio station, made an exciting announcement on Sunday, 31st December 2023. Thuthuka Zindlovu also known as Dlala Thukzin’s infectious track, ‘IPlan,’ featuring Zaba and Sykes emerged victorious as the coveted crossover number 1 song on the #GFMTOP100 2023, solidifying its status as the anthem that defined the year.

Image: Dlala Thukzin – Twitter


Taking to social media, Dladla expressed excitement and appreciated the support and votes from his fans.

“Thank you @gagasifm ❤️❤️❤️ we made it, ALL OF US,” he wrote on Instagram.

Gagasi FM’s decision to crown ‘IPlan’ as the crossover number 1 song was not arbitrary. Earlier in December 2023, the station actively engaged its listeners, encouraging them to vote for their favorite song of the year 2023. ‘IPlan’ not only secured the top spot but also reflected the pulse of the audience, making it a well-deserved winner.

The station has cemented its reputation as a trendsetter by consistently discovering and supporting fresh talent within the KZN community. The station has created an environment where artists can thrive and reach a broader audience, helping them establish their presence in the competitive music industry.

Dlala Thukzin’s ‘IPlan’ didn’t just dominate the airwaves; it became a cultural phenomenon throughout 2023. The song’s catchy beats, vibrant rhythm, and memorable lyrics resonated with listeners across diverse demographics, transcending age and musical preferences. Whether it was played in clubs, at parties, or on personal playlists, ‘IPlan’ was the go-to track for celebratory moments.

Followers and celebrity friends of  Dlala flooded the comment with congratulatory message, and he was told that the win is deserving.

While iPlan sits on Gagasi’s number 1, Mnike by Tyler ICU was positioned on number 2.

Kelvin Momo: 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Well Done my brother you deserve it 🔥🔥🔥

Thobani Nzuza: Congratulations brothers 🔥🙌🏾🙌🏾 well deserved 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Zenande Mfenyane: As it should be!!! No doubt about it! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Funkyqla: Congratulations bro 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

The hit single is featured in the third installment of Dlala Thukzin’s EP series “Permanent Music” which was released on the 15th of September 2023.

In just 2 weeks from its release, we saw “iPlan” become the top trending song on YouTube, Spotify quickly followed, and within those weeks Apple Music was confirmed too.

This is not all, TikTok also received the song well with more than 187 million views across various PGC and UDC, gaining over 100k different videos using the official sound and the sound posted by Dlala himself.  This is also a incredible achievement as it sees “iPlan” become the biggest song in South Africa.

Dlala Thukzin’s ‘IPlan’ has rightfully earned its place as the soundtrack of 2023, dominating GFM TOP 100 and capturing the hearts of music enthusiasts nationwide. As we step into 2024, the gqom beats and memorable lyrics of ‘IPlan’ remain evident to the power of music in shaping our experiences and memories. The single continues to reverberate with the promise of it’s lasting impact. IPlan has not only earned its place as the crossover number 1 song of 2023, but has set the stage for what promises to be a thriving musical journey for the year ahead.





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