SOUTH AFRICAN award winning kwaito music group Mafikizolo overjoyed the audience at Lusaka’s Intercontinental Hotel last Friday night.
The much-loved music groups in South Africa, managed to take their Zambian loyal fans on the musical journey of their works straddling more than 13 years.
The audience clad in nightwear had the hotel conference hall filled three hours before the renowned band set the joint ablaze with their kwaito genre.
Mafikizolo thrilled the audience with a rocking mixture of South African traditional sounds, thumping bass of African house rhythms and a dose of kwaito dancing styles.
In time the band’s music was on majority of the audience’s lips and causing a storm on the dance floor.
The audience seemed to love every moment and it felt like every last person there was fully into the show.
Their mesmerising performance proved the musical potential that enabled the group to win two prestigious awards for the album Sibongile in April 2003.
Indeed, kwaito is simply a party and danceable music genre that penetrates through the audience’s adrenaline.
The band was invited by Sling beats and co-sponsored by Intercontinental Hotel, Flava FM and Rock FM.
Mafikizolo first appeared on the music scene in 1996 with their album Mafikizolo and in 1997 they released ‘Music Revelution’.
Their third album titled Gatecrashers released in 1999 was a major breakthrough for the group and featured the popular hit dance track ‘Lotto’ and the afro-pop track titled ‘Majika’.
In 2002, the group released the album ‘Sibongile’ meaning we are greatful, it was dedicated to thanking God after they survived a horrific car crash.
Since their album Sibongile they have released three more albums that include Kwela (2003), Van Toeka Af (2004) and Six Mabone (2006.
Initially a group of three, Mafikizolo was reduced to only two members after their third member Tebogo Madingoane was gunned down in a road rage incident in Johanesburg on February14, 2004.
They won the Best Duo or Group and Best Afro Pop Album categories and were also honoured with a Metro FM-Cell C special award special in December 2002, and took the “Best Album”and other categories at the Metro FM music awards in November 2003.
SOURCE: Daily Mail – By CHOOLWE HIMAAMBO