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Bongo Maffin - Kura Gune

Before Thandiswa Mazwai was ‘Thandiswa’ she was part of an eclectic trio known as ‘Bongo Maffin’.

Arthur Mafokate - Inja

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’.

Mafikizolo - Makwapeni

And the moral of the story is: don’t even think about cheating on Nhlanhla Nciza. 

Very Jill Scott meets Cheaters, with a lot of kasi flavour.

Ntando ft Nhlanhla - Umtonjani’lo

A love song about a tumultuous relationship that sees singer Ntando pairing up with lead vocalist of Mafikizolo, Nhlanhla Nciza.

Brickz - Tjovitjo

A kasi get-together with kwaito artist Brickz.

Msawawa - Wawungakanani

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 - Don’t Cry

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.