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Top 5 Kwaito Legends: Where Are They Now?

Date: 02/10/2021

According to Sa history, Kwaito's musical genre started to emebangrge in the 1990s. The word kwaito is derived from the Afrikaans word kwaai, which translates to "angry" in English.

Many kwaito artists gave us good music back in the early 2000s and contributed a lot to the Kwaito movement. In this article, you will be taken down through memory lane of best kwaito moments and good music.

Here are the top 5 kwaito legends and where they are now:

1. Zola

Bonginkosi "Zola" Dlamini is still rated the most lyrical kwaito artist. To mention a few, Zola gave us 'Don't Cry, Ghetto Fabulous, Mdlwembe, Lwandle, Mzioni, etc that scooped him SAMAs and Metro Awards. Other than being a singer, poet, writer, and tv presenter, Zola was a philanthropist of note as he dedicated most of his time to helping young people.

Where is he?

Zola is currently working as a tv presenter at Moja Love channel 157 and was hit by a death hoax earlier this year after he announced his illness to the public.

2. Danny k

Source: Instagram

Daniel "Danny K" Koppel is a four-time SAMA winner. It comes as a surprise when he is recognized as a kwaito artist. Danny K was a "White boy from the hood" carrying the kwaito culture and he collaborated with numerous artists like Mandoza and Kabelo Mabalane.

Where is he?

Danny K is currently a businessman, producer, and living his early 40s as a fitness bunny.

3. Chommie

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Thulisile "Chomee" Madihlaba was a female kwaito artist that many upcoming female artists aspired to be like. She was known for her versatile dance moves and gave us "Jiver sexy". She made a comeback in 2011 when she was featured on " Hlokoloza by Arthur Mafokate.

Where is she?

Chomee was recently appointed as a South African Arts and Development Association (SAADA) board member and a music promoter.

4. Arthur Mafokate

Source: Instagram

Arthur Mafokate is known as King of Kwaito and owner of 999 records. He gave us 'Mnike' in 2000 and 'Sika lekhekhe' in 2005. Arthur was honored at the 2016 South African FM Metro Awards with a lifetime achievement award.

Where is he?

Arthur is currently a full-time dad, businessman and endorsing his two children who are DJs.

5. Mdu Masilela

Source: Instagram

Mdu Masilela gave us Kwaito's greatest hits and the name rings a bell when the "Chommie ya bang" song is playing.

Where is he?

It seems Mdu Masilela got his "Life after Kwaito" figured out. He is currently running a business in Soweto and is an event organizer.

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