Commonly known and referred to as ‘Arthur’, like Zola, he has been at the forefront of the kwaito music scene since the early 90s. But unlike his counterpart, Mr. Mafokate is seen as kwaito’s first and official ‘bad boy’.
I’m just speculating here, so correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Msawawa is kwaito’s youngest superstar. This was his break out hit back in 2005/2006 and the song launched him into superstardom overnight.
I’m not entirely sure what became of him in the years after so if anyone knows what Msawawa is up to now, fill me in!
Zola, a name that comes from the area of Soweto that he grew up in, is one of South Africa’s premier conscious kwaito rappers, if not the most successful. He has also branched into acting and advocacy, always ensuring that his songs tell a story that is a reflection of his lived experiences and send a message to South Africa’s youth - most importantly those whose lives mirror his upbringing.